If I Were U–Proposed Amendment

I do think my weekly dropped the ball a little bit by not mentioning the Planes Mistaken for Stars/Kingdom of Magic/Get Your Death On! show at the Tower Bar in If I Were U, favoring instead the Scarlet Symphony/the Prayers/Roses on her Grave show at the Casbah, among others.

No offense to Scarlet Symphony and the Prayers, who are fine bands in their own right. But I’d wager you’ll be able to see each of them a dozen times in the next two or three months. They’re local bands, and that’s the way this shit works. Planes has a sound that’s vicious and unique (and yeah, they’re my friends but I thought that before I ever met them), a sound that’s made bands like Against Me!, Mastodon, Cursive, Thursday, Converge, High on Fire, Dillinger Escape Plan and Motorhead want to take them on the road. This is your LAST chance to see them in San Diego, period.
Kingdom of Magic and Get Your Death On! also slay way hard. C’mon Troy!

Quit fucking around: PMFS, KoM, GYDO! @ Tower Bar Friday

Don’t sleep–unless you have something against awesomeness. This is my 30th birthday, by the way. If I haven’t invited you yet, it’s cause I don’t have your email. Rectify.

SD Punk Board Readers…

Please get the word out about that Planes Mistaken for Stars/Kingdom of Magic/Get Your Death On show at the Tower Bar on September 21! I still can’t figure out how to log on to the damn thing.

PMFS, Kingdom of Magic, GYDO @ The Tower Bar, Sep 21

Sorry for the scants posts as of late: I’m completely nailed by getting things prepped for the academic job market. A note to readers: if any of you are chairs of political science departments, I’m ready to work.

Ah, the 30th birthday. A time for sober reflection on three decades of life, love, friendship and camaraderie. A vista from which to cast a meaningful gaze at a sober second life of children, career-mindedness and restful evenings spent by the hearth, leather-bound book and brandy snifter in hand.

Fuck all that noise. That’s for the day after. My 30th birthday will be spent enjoying your company and raucous tunes from three of my favorite, heaviest, chunkiest rock bands: Planes Mistaken for Stars, Kingdom of Magic, and Get Your Death On.

Flyer for the show is below. This will, incidentally, be Planes Mistaken for Stars’ LAST San Diego show, as the band is on their farewell tour.

Denverfest Post Mortem coming soon

What a weekend! I’ll be blogging about this extensively later today (as time permits, I have midterms to finish grading and lecture to prepare), but for the moment, here’s a nifty photo of Neil from Planes Mistaken for Stars from their show with Christie Front Drive, Crestfallen and the Volts at the Marquis Theater.

My D-fest Schedule:

Traffic/level of inebriation willing, this is what I’ll be tracking down this weekend at Denverfest.

6 – Ryan Windham: I’m hoping it’s Barry Windham‘s son, but I’m probably wrong.
7 – Brainhammer: From the name, I’m expecting smooth jazz.
8 – Bailer: One of my favorite Denver bands, and one that’s jumped up a notch.
9 – Across Tundras: Sludge, grime, and red sunsets set to operatic doom.
10 – The Forecast/Autokinoton: Tough call. Something you’ve never seen vs. something you love?
11 – Kylesa: See Across Tundras–and rocket fuel.
12 – Red Sparrowes: See Across Tundras, add pretty pictures, Isis (it’s an Isis side project).

5 – Big Timber: Trevor from Bailer will be a busy man this weekend.
6 – El Minotaur: D&D Rock en Espanol?
7 – Low Oriole: Played with these guys not too long ago.
8 – New American Ramblers: Gonna get me some old time religion.
9 – Crestfallen: Heller’s band from back in the day. Denver emo-punk stalwarts.
10 – Planes Mistaken for Stars: FUCK YEAH. RIP.
11 – Christie Front Drive: Back from the dead for one night only.

6 – City of Ships: Just sounds pretty.
7 – Ghost Buffalo: Bros (and sister).
8 – Git Some: Apologies for playing favorites, but Denver’s best punk band right now.
9 – Red Cloud/Mustangs and Madras: Our erstwhile tourmates and brothers in arms.
10 – Golden City: From Brooklyn, with pieces of Christie Front Drive
11 – Think in French: So glad we’re getting to share this experience with them.
12 – TNA plays: One last time, with feeling.

Now I’m confused…

PMFS’s Myspace says they’ll be at the Casbah on September 21, but the listing at the Casbah website says locals Scarlet Symphony and Roses on her Grave. No offense, but I’m hoping the Casbah is one in error at this moment…