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Foxy Shazam/Dr. Manhattan - 2/13/2009 @ Java Jazz in Spring, TX
02/23/09 at 10:45 AM by provethatIexist
10 days later, and this show is still fresh in my memory...

and what an amazing show it was. to me, both of these bands are a breath of fresh air in this music scene. i remember talking with the guys in D-Man the last time i saw them, and they said they've been trying to arrange a tour with Foxy for quite some time. i mean, considering their stage antics, it definitely makes sense for the two to tour. this was the 4th time i've seen D-Man play, and they just keep getting better and better. Adam (the bassist) was wearing this green polka dotted woman-clown, one piece costume-suit the entire set, which was hilariously disturbing. at one point they had the venue turn off all of the lights, as each member put on a pair of glasses with built in flashlights on both sides. that, combined with the venues green laser lights was enough to drive any alien fearing Texas redneck into hiding. in between songs, Matt would yell "i'm thirsty for something south of the border!", which would cue the band to play the ever-popular, quick, short chorus of "Tequila", while everyone yelled along... haha. i fucking love watching them perform, and seeing how much fun they have while doing it. they deserve every ounce of support they can get, because they are definitely in it for the right reasons. we hung out with Adam basically half the night, and i got to talk to the rest of the guys before i left. they are always so hilarious, and hanging out with them is like hanging out with my own circle of friends. i can't say it enough... they are the coolest guys - on stage and off, and i'll continue to be a huge fan/supporter of theirs.

as far as Foxy goes, they nailed it. this was probably THE tightest performance i've seen from them. Eric finally got some new content for his insane stage presence - althought he still ate the lit cigarettes... haha, i cringe everytime. at the end of the show, Eric started swinging upside down from the rafters, Sky lifted and stood his keyboard vertically, and all of a sudden Daisy starts maniacally destroying his guitar. he then handed the bits and pieces out to the crowd as they left the stage. a great end to a great show. they played 2 new songs in the middle of their set which sounded pretty good. i talked to their touring trumpet player (i think his name was Alex) afterwards, and he told me that they would be releasing their new album under Warner soon.

it's early in the year, but i can definitely say this was the best show i've been to thus far.

listen to drmanhattan. now.
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