Archive for January, 2010

A Little Something for your Sunday

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Hey there internet, it’s me, the Philosopher. This is my first blog post on this here illustrious blog and I wanted to share an artist that many of you may not have heard of.

I first saw Portland’s Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside open for the Avett Brothers in Asheville, NC (Ford’s hometown) on New Year’s Eve 2009. I was pretty impressed by the upbeat, folksy sound they have but that was nothing compared to how enthralled I was by Ms. Ford’s pipes. The first comparison that jumped to mind was Joanna Newsom, but I don’t know how apt a comparison that is. Both women have a way of fiddling with pronunciation just enough to make you cock your head oh so slightly, but Sallie Ford’s huskier tone might make her just a little more accessible, at least initially. The band is building themselves quite a reputation in the Northwest and it was awesome to see her performing in her home state.

I ended up seeing the band again about five days later at the Visulite in Charlotte, NC, opening for Sam Quinn (formerly of the Everybodyfields) and was further impressed. They also brought a great, unconventional Tom Waits cover to that show, turning “God’s Away on Business” into nearly a gypsy-jazz groover. It was pretty great.

Embedding’s disabled on this one, but here’s the link:

Together At Last

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010


Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Don’t forget! Local bands! Proceeds to Doctors Without Borders Haiti Emergency Fund!

At the Gargoyle, doors at 8, show at 8:30, 5 dollars w/o Wash U ID, suggested donation w/ Wash U ID.

-The Livers
-Dear Vincent

And possibly…ABBA?


Martin Luther King day

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Don’t forget the reason for the season…

Remember, Local Showcase on Friday
Doors at 8, show at 8:30, 5 dollars for non-wash U folks, free with Wash U ID. All proceeds to go to the Doctors Without Borders emergency relief fund.
Exercise, Dear Vincent, The Livers

Local Showcase Update

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

I think we’ve all seen the horrific images and heard the awful stories coming out of Haiti. It is an especially bitter tragedy that once again, a country that by all rights should be a symbol of human freedom has become a symbol of human suffering. With that in mind, we’ve decided to give all the proceeds from this concert to the Doctors Without Borders emergency relief fund. Doctors Without Borders has done good work in Haiti for almost two decades, and is already on the ground and mobilized for relief efforts there. We were never really planning to make much money off this concert; the whole point was just to get people out to see some great local bands. But so long as we are charging, we think it’s best to channel the money to folks who really need it right now.

Hope to see you guys there, and if you can’t make it, please try and help those suffering in any way you can.

The info again:
The Gargoyle (Directions Here)
Friday the 22nd, Doors at 8, show at 8:30
Dear Vincent
The Livers