This show at Shea Stadium will be full of up-and-coming sounds and noises that are ahead of their sonic time. Or at least a bunch of really cool, eccentric, eclectic bands. Philip Seymour Hoffman sounds exactly like you’d expect them to sound. Sort of weird and unexpected, but somehow conventionally good. Pictured above, he takes his time in songs, letting them unravel slowly and making sure each sound counts.
Human Resources is Jeremy from Impose’s band, which I think I knew in the back of my head but had forgotten until I started digging on the tunes on his MySpace page. A MySpace page that has a song titled, “Allied Single Ladies.” Before you start getting excited about some sort of Beyonce parody, though, I should say that it’s really cerebral, well-built noise tunes. Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship is from Omaha, and are probably the most straight-forward band of the evening. They, too, have punnily titled songs, like “Jesus and Mary Christmas” (Jesus and Mary Chain, anyone?), but also play more straight-up rock and roll that seems to get pretty heavy sometimes. I dig it.
Weekends, who I’ve talked up a storm on this blog but never actually seen, are playing, too. So is a band called “Alaskas,” but I cannot for the life of me Google them properly. Should be a fun show. Go and hear some cool new sounds.