Halos - “Hekla”
Run Run Run - ” Good Company”
Diane Birch - “Don’t Wait Up”
Nick Motil - ” One of These Days”
Jessie Deluxe - ”Bi Polar”
Rademacher - ”If U Got Some Magic”
Red Cortez - ”In the Fall”
Swim Party - ”Parliament of Rooks”
Right the Stars - ”You Know the Way”
Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven - ” To be with Sweet Marie”
Random Comments. I saw the Halos and Run Run Run while at the Viper Room to hang out my friends, The Shakers. Let me say the floor of the Viper Room was shaking for both bands. I’ve obviously talked plenty about Diane Birch. I saw half of Swim Party’s set at Spaceland. I wish I could have stayed for the whole set, but it was getting late. Right the Stars played at Hotel Café. I thought they were just awesome. I have this agreement with a friend where we switch off in our picking of bands to check out. A recent selection of hers was Maxim Ludwig.
Upfront: Religion isn’t something that is mentioned on this website very often. I think I’ve read a couple passing references to religion, but nothing where the topic infused the whole column. This column deals with religion in a more direct way due to the musician I’m writing about, Diane Birch. It would probably be a disservice to her if I ignored the topic. If you’re offended by this topic of discussion, you’ve been warned and should stop reading . . .
I got an e-mail from a friend during the middle of the day about Diane Birch having an 8 p.m. set at Hotel Café. She was a must see he told us all on the e-mail. Now recent work hours had ramped up, but I was still game to go. When I walked out of the office at around 6:45 p.m., I felt a tinge of guilt when a VP of Finance came walking down the hall with a stack of binders, but the guilt wasn’t great enough to prevent me from continuing my walk towards the elevator. (more…)