Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Spinto Band Opening for Arctic Monkeys | Mar 22nd

I've been meaning to post about this for a few weeks but life keeps getting in the way. Last fall, I was raving about The Spinto Band and their debut album Nice and Nicely Done. Well, all of the guys have either graduated or dropped out of college now and they are taking the album on the road. The cool thing for them is that they landed the opening slot for Arctic Monkey's North American tour. That's a pretty sweet slot for a bunch of guys who were playing the student pub at Bennington College two months ago.

Despite all of the crazy hype surrounding Arctic Monkeys, there are still tickets available for the March 22nd show at Le Spectrum in Montreal. I'm going up for the show with four friends and was excited about it even before The Spintos were announced. Now, it's shaping up to be a great night.

By the way, jds and I are going up to Montreal tomorrow night to catch Belle & Sebastian and The New Pornographers at Metropolis (tickets still seem to be available). I've never been to Metropolis but I hear it holds 2,500 people. This may be the biggest (in terms of fans) show I've seen since either Pavement at Roseland in NYC or Dylan at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA. Both of those shows would have been in the late 90's. It'll be kind of weird being in such a big crowd again.

The Spinto Band | Crack the Whip
The Spinto Band | Oh Mandy

Belle & Sebastian | Don't Fear the Reaper (live)
Belle & Sebastian | Another Sunny Day (live)


Bob F. said...

Stabler Arena? Oh man, the arena rock I've seen there...

Bethlehem, PA...a little bit of hillbilly in the great Northeast.

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