First Butch album being Letters after downloading Mixtape?
Eagerly anticipating Rise and Fall as your first new Butch release?
Pumped to get the album a couple days before release?
Attending that unbearably hot Detroit concert?
....you and me may actually be the same person....
One exception though, this is far from overlooked with the people I know, it actually tends to be one of the favorites. Until the release of The Spade it was usually my go to for a rocking Butch record (even if it quiets down a bit as it goes). Canyons is still one of my most favorite tracks
But on a more important note, boy was that concert hot. When he came blasting out on stage and had the bartenders shoot water out over the audience was the only relief that whole night. Good show, but you could tell he was a bit over heated up there, and who could blame him (also opener As Fast As was fantastic and Spencer Albee is great in everything he does). Next time he came through I saw him in Grand Rapids instead, that's pretty much been my gold standard for Butch shows (although for the Spade tour I saw him in Ft. Lauderdale, and that at least tied if not surpassed it). What's everyone else's favorite Butch show?
Haha, that's awesome. That concert almost killed me. And there were still dumbasses chain smoking cigarettes so the temperature could climb a bit higher. I don't think I've ever smelled worse than I did coming out of that venue. But damn, The Rise and Fall
material was so great live, and I think that's the best "piano time" I've ever seen. "Joan" was stunning that night, and I don't think he's played "Dominoes" since that tour, but something about the heat made those songs that much more great. Somehow got everyone to shut up for a few songs.
As Fast As remains the best opener I've ever seen. I never really got into their independent records, but Open Letter
is a favorite of mine. I remember searching for months for a recording of the ukelele cover of "Creep," but I never found it.
My brother and I have done Detroit and Grand Rapids on back to back nights a few times. He hasn't come to GR in awhile though. Is the Mixtape Cafe still open?