Thursday, September 27, 2007

REMINDER: Andrew Bird | Coming to Higher Ground | Sep 28

Higher Ground has really been cranking up the shows lately. I don't know if it's a coincidence or a specific attempt to bring in more indie rock shows but it's certainly noticeable and exciting. One of those fine new shows added to the schedule is everyone's favorite whistling violinist, Andrew Bird (Friday, Sep 28).

While Bird's most recent album, Armchair Apocrypha, hasn't swept me away the way his 2005 album, The Mysterious Production of Eggs, did, I like the guy's general sound. Plus, I'm curious to watch him perform. The guy sings, whistles and plays violin, guitar and xylophone. He'll even do all that on one song while his drummer plays drums and keys at the same time. It's basically a study in advanced "pat your head & rub your tummy" skills. You can get an idea of it in this video of him at Bonnaroo doing "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left".

UPDATE: Just to be clear, the poster was like that when we saw it at Higher Ground. We didn't add the junk; just thought it was amusing.

Andrew Bird | Sovay (Live) | Buy
Andrew Bird | Fiery Crash | Buy
Andrew Bird & Nora O'Connor | Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan cover) | Buy

Also, Plants & Animals from Montreal will be opening.

Plants & Animals | Jacques


Yankunian said...

Just saw the birdman in manchester a few weeks ago, and the guy put on an awe-inspiring show. The whistling, looping, juggling instruments thing was entertaining enough, but he forgot the words to his songs a few times and I think he was making them up. Nobody cared, because the music was so good. Quite a few of his newer songs sounded way better live than I expected.

Don't know who's supporting him on the US leg but if its his young labelmate Stephanie Dosen definitely skip the opening act. Super annoying bad music.

Flatlander said...

Excellent tip about Dobson. Thanks. The opener at HG is still listed as TBA though. So, I don't know who it'll be.

To keep with the evening's theme of multiple instruments, they should get that guy on Curch Street that plays about ten instruments at once.

That's a joke.

Nick said...

just announced an opener for Bird

Plants and Animals
out of montreal

on tour with katie moore then wolf parade and then a few dates with andrew bird

Flatlander said...

Thanks for the tip-in, Nick.

I just checked out their myspace site and they sound pretty good. Excellent.

jds said...

The altered poster (which was noticed over the urinal during the Band of Horses show) was included as an attempt to move our "R" rating further north.