Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Yeah, I went to see a show again
The write-up's at Blurt today...
Report: Reading Rainbow/Eternal Summers Live
September 15 at the Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass., it was a post-punk buffet par excellence.
Lots of bands these days are splicing intense post-punk propulsion with sweet, female-sung pop melodies, interjecting a wistful tunefulness into their bristle-y volleys of eighth-note strumming, slathering explosions of drums with twee harmonies. Two that are pretty good at this game - Philadelphia's Reading Rainbow and Roanoke's Eternal Summers - made the trip to Western Mass last week for a double bill that was as abrasive as it was soothing, sometimes right at the same time.