The Walkmen and White Rabbits – Two Nights Together in Chicago

by Woody on October 15, 2009

It’s weird when you test a band, give up and then they turn out to be awesome. That’s what happened with me and The Walkmen. I really didn’t enjoy their debut and more or less ignored them from that point on. But after witnessing a blistering set at the P4K festival, I downloaded You & Me and Bows & Arrows and have come away massively impressed and massively pissed at myself for having had a closed mind.

They are going to be joined by a band that I loved from word one, White Rabbits, for a couple of dates at Chicago. Due to my ignorance and a consistent run of conflicts, I have only seen both bands at festivals. I’m chomping at the bit to see both in a proper setting like Lincoln Hall. Its going to be a couple of great night’s of music.

11/10 – Schubas: That is sold out and you would probably have to sleep with someone repulsive to get into that one.

11/11 – Lincoln Hall: Tickets are still available for that so you can sleep with someone relatively attractive on that night.

Where else do you get musical and dating advice for the price of one? Oprah? Dr. Phil? Stereogum? Fuck no. Only from the creative genius that is HearYa. See you at Lincoln Hall.

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun

Video: The Walkmen – In The New Year

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

maya October 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm

like you, i found the walkmen’s debut rather forgettable and had written them off. based on this post with accompanying you tube vid, i’m more than willing to give their newer stuff a listen. thank ya.

Starkey October 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Can I get a little credit for your rediscovery? Are you sure that you tried what is quite possibly their best album, Everyone Who Pretended….?

Woody October 17, 2009 at 10:40 am

Yes I will give you credit with the nudge to check them out. Combine that with your insistance on listening to Frightened Rabbit makes you worthy of being my friend.

Sully November 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

I went to the show last night at Lincoln Hall….. White Rabbits were great! The Walkmen, on the other hand, played a very unforgettable set. The band seemed almost bored…. except the drummer. He appeared to be genuinely enjoying himself. I actually left in the middle of the encore set. It was getting late and I was bored.

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