Wow! Last night's Said the Whale concert was exactly what I needed!
I was feeling pretty run down and just plain tired, achy, wiped, insert your own tired adjective here. However, I was excited for this concert and it did not disappoint, in fact it exceeded expectations!
Rubina & I met in Logan Square, a neighborhood I love, but don't visit often enough.
We had some delicious Mexican food @ Taqueria Mona. It was seriously so good!
Then we walked over to Township for Said the Whale. The opener was Many Places & they were good, but damn Said the Whale. Rubina & I walked out agreeing it was even better than expected!
One of the main things I loved about the concert was their personalities showed through and they were having fun up there!
Township is a small, intimate venue and there were about 75 people there. Which I thought was pretty lovely.
Great show in Chicago, thanks to all who came! We're drinking some delicious @HalfAcreBeer now, kind of in love with this city.
— Said The Whale (@saidthewhale) November 23, 2013
Concerts are so addictive to me. Once I see someone, I immediately start searching what else is going on. I catch the bug. I was bummed to miss Young the Giant at Metro Monday (I was in Minneapolis) and Fitz and The Tantrums played Aaragon last night as well, but I saw Fitz and The Tantrums at LouFest (they are fun live, don't get me wrong), I hadn't seen Said the Whale, & tickets were less expensive.
Anyway, I immediately looked up shows in St. Louis and guess who is playing tomorrow? The Mowgli's! Yes, I have seen them...twice. But I love them. They're playing with Royal Teeth (who I also love & haven't seen) and X Ambassadors. And Karen just said yes!!!! (This isn't selfish... tickets are $12 and Karen really liked them at LouFest.) I also love checking out different music venues. The Firebird, here we come!
P.S. Dear Chicago pals, they're playing at Bottom Lounge tonight.