The Rich Girls Are Weeping

18 June 2008

(photo courtesy of the airborne toxic event mi espacio)

Item No. 1: Okkervil River are playing Lollapalooza? How did I miss that?

Item No. 2: It was grand to finally catch Airborne Toxic Event -- you may remember that we wrote about them in October 2006 (!!!) -- at Piano's the other night. Those kids sure put on a hell of a show -- tight, sharp and fun. Look for a new album later this year -- the new songs blow the band's first efforts out of the water (not that those were terrible, mind you -- see below for the video for the chipper shaft track "Does This Mean You're Moving On?") -- especially the epic "Sometime Around Midnight." (Hear it on their MySpace page.) Someone get these guys on a tour with The National, stat.

Item No. 3: You're coming to see Shearwater with Evangelicals and Frog Eyes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (6/19), right? And you bought Rook when it came out a few weeks back? Ok, good. Evangelicals put on one of the best shows around, btw -- and remember when Frog Eyes played shows with neckties about their heads? (OMG, that was eons ago!)

Item No. 4: Our dear Bellmer Dolls play their last show of the summer @ Lit on June 28 with Foreign Islands and Chinese Stars. (Wait, how can that be the last show of the summer when it's actually the first show of the summer?) Well, that means we won't have a reason to enthuse about them for a few months at least, so you'd best come out and brave the skeeviness of Lit. Worth it! Mostly!

Item No. 5: Baby Dee plays the lovely new West Village venue Le Poission Rouge June 25. If you don't go to any other show we recommend, please go to this one. I guarantee you won't regret it...

Item No. 6: Au revoir to Florent, the official favorite Manhattan eatery of The Rich Girls are Weeping, which closes on June 29 after 23 years in business in the Meatpacking District. Thanks especially to Darinka Chase, Vestal "Like a Virgin" McIntyre (a/k/a The OTHER Pinkie), Coffy, Mrs. Pierce and all the charming busboys whose names we never caught. Oh! And those two drunk Frenchmen we met outside No. 69 Gansevoort Street late one night who implored us to join them for postprandial dancing the Cock! And of course, Florent Morellet himself! We'll miss you all something terrible.

We regret nothing. Ever.

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Blogger Ryan said...

DO NOT miss shearwater. Saw them sunday in DC. amazing. you can listen to the show on npr...but you might wanna wait and just hear for yourself. so good.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when have TRGAW become so obscure? None of the bands you blog about have I ever heard of outside yr. blog and some d-bag "Stuff-White-People-Like"-cliché-blogs. Maybe I'm being very 16 years old right now. But you are not relevant anymore. And not in a cool "i post about the old gems" kinda way (what ever happened to yr. hero Bryan Eno? Or David Bowie? And, I need to say this, Bellmer Dolls just suck. They are like Interpol without good tunes and style. Infact, they are the military boots extracted from Interpol and put onto some good-for-nothing dropper-out's who think having tatoos makes them sooooo meaningful.

I alwyays like yr. Mixtapes though.

Saturday, June 21, 2008 6:12:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Thanks for veiling your little hate rant against the Bellmers in a personal attack against me. It's obvious you have a problem with them, and I really don't give a fuck about that. I doubt they do either.

That being said, I assume you're local, and if that's the case, why don't you come out to Lit on Saturday and tell me this to my face? I'll have more respect for you, since you can't spell and have a tenuous grasp of english grammar and usage. You can't miss me, I'm a head taller than all the other women.

And, since you seem to have some problems with reading comprehension, too, I'll reiterate some items:

1) We write on much more varied topics at our Tumblr. You can find less-obscure bands and more "relevant" content there.
2) We are currently having problems with our host due to an RIAA takedown notice and cannot post mp3s. If that's all you were coming for, sorry -- there's lots of other blogs that can provide you with free music. I suggest you give them your business.
3) I never wrote about David Bowie. I don't even like David Bowie all that much. You must have me confused with someone else.
4) I hear that Brian Eno produced a record for some band called Coldplay. "Obscure" band Shearwater will be opening for them later this summer.

Thank you for your feedback. We always enjoy hearing from our readers. We'll probably post more mixtapes this summer.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 2:20:00 PM  

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