It was a strange line up at Spaceland. Nine Black Alps opened, playing stripped down rock-n-roll, like the Cribs. This pairing made sense. However, the two bands sandwiched between them (Pit Er Pat and Need New
Body) could be described as experimental at best. It was an odd lineup choice to say the least, which left some of the crowd confused and the rest apathetic.
Something about this shot taken at the cheb i sallah show last night seems to speak to me. As explained last night basically the Maghrebi drummer does his thing, the ladies add the funk to the sidelines, chebiji lays it down on the 1’s and 2’s and tabla man jumps in when the mood strikes him. Speaking of the 1’s and 2’s though we have a few bonus photos for you this eve. Cheb didn’t bust out any iPods but there was a definite lack of vinyl in the plaza – this is strictly a cdj setup.
If you’re not in the mood or don’t have the time to trek crosstown to catch super diamond’s free set at the pier this eve, stay close to downtown and watch dj cheb i sabbah spin it up at the japanese american national museum. Should be a good show and a fun crowd.
Robert Plant was in town last week for a show at the Greek Theater. I happened to flip channels during his Leno performance and could focus on nothing but his new and uncanny resemblance to Jeffrey Lebowski.