1st June 2008
Since attending the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Minehead I have a new found understanding and confidence to go watch a band I’ve never heard much of before and not feel like a complete fraud for being there. Luckily this lesson was learnt in time for The Weakerthans’ Birmingham show. Not having enough time to fully digest the acquired albums, I was able to stand and just listen to the set and appreciate the musical aesthetic, without worrying that I didn’t know the words of the songs.
This does however make writing a review of the show difficult, as my ability to remember any of the names of the songs near impossible. However the accessible and well crafted Weakerthan’s sound isn’t intimidating and genuinely enthused me to give their studio efforts more time.
*This was originally posted on my old blog*