It's getting harder to go out these days. All you damn kids, with your damn music and cigarettes - phooey! Stereolab is one band that gets us old alt-rock geezers out of our wife-beaters and into the club. Laetitia Sadier did seem lonely as one of seven onstage. When she sang and pursed her eyebrows together, I couldn't help but think she was singing for two. I didn't dwell on it though. How could I, when there was so much funky sound? The horns sounded especially good. Before my gin wore off, I closed my eyes and bounced metronomically on my axis, tranced into the Lab's seductive rhythm. Seductive, if only for Laetitia's tall black leather boots.

Here are a few clips, especially for Liberry Boy who bequeathed us his tickets. Audio quality is bad, video even worse:

Lo Boob Oscillator MPEG, 3 MB
Margerine Melodie MPEG, 10 MB
Mass Riff aka "The Disco Song" MPEG, 16 MB

It was nice to see a few familiar faces: Fimoculous Rex was sporting a new Treo. I tried to convince Peter he should develop his early 90's Super-8 of Stereolab in the 7th Street Entry. And of course, a very silly Space Waitress who was inspired to blog for the first time in a month.

My show acquisition: A lovely tour-only 3" CD single.

Just for the heck of it:
St. Elmo's Fire MP3 by Uilab, Stereolab + Ui. This song is a favorite of mine.

Oh, and happy two-year anniversary Sharyn.

April 7, 2004 at 01:51 AM in Music | Permalink


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dude, you need to tell me things like stereolab are coming to town. these are the kind of things i need to know and count on my cool twin cities friends for info.

don't let it happen again.

Posted by: lane at Apr 7, 2004 9:28:58 AM


Posted by: Chuck at Apr 7, 2004 11:28:49 AM

I just got into Stereolab a year ago (hey, I'm young and grew up in uncultured Wisconsin!) and am so sad I couldn't make it to the show. Thanks for the clips!

Posted by: Ciri at Apr 7, 2004 7:09:44 PM