July 27, 2003

Saturday night was mu-ziq night at Bottom of the Hill. Dianna told me I'd like that club, and boy howdy, did I ever! It's a tiny little space out in the middle of a BFE semi-industrial area. No crowds of sleek 30-something hipsters to wade through. No parking problems. Just bizarre isolation.

The show itself was pretty good. The first band (whose name I forget) sounded like a combination of Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor, but there was nothing new. The second band, Him, sounded a lot like Tortoise, but slightly more jammy. In case you haven't figured it out, the first part of the show was entertaining, but nothing new.

Mike Paradinas (mu-ziq) hit the stage with a bang. I've always wished for a sound system loud enough to listen to drill-n-bass at those levels. But this show was an excellent temporary solution. The only problem was that my body decided to rebel against me two-thirds through the set. Suddenly, my stomach realized that I hadn't eaten a real meal in twelve hours. This happened at the same time my brain figured out that I was very very tired. About 10 minutes from the end I finally gave up the ghost and sat down in the back room. And instantly fell asleep sitting upright.

Anyway, if you've gotten tired of reading this post about a band you've never heard of, let me make an executive summary:

  • I had fun
  • I fell asleep
  • I should hang out with Gene more often
  • Bottom of the Hill is a good venue
  • Mice eat cheese

    In Pine Effect

    Posted on July 27, 2003 11:18 AM
  • Comments

    i believe you forgot to mention seeing cementhorizon's Favorite Piercer Number Two at the show. no?

    Posted by: dianna on July 27, 2003 11:51 AM

    Ah! I did forget that!
    I saw Paul (the tall dread-locked asian guy who also works at Sixosixone and Braindrops) at mu-ziq. He was also at Plaid. He didn't like mu-ziq very much because he wanted something to dance to. Oh well.

    Posted by: Jacob on July 27, 2003 12:34 PM