Now that July has wrapped up, and with the stunning Joanna Newsom show at The Orpheum on the 31st, the month that began with The Rob and Zach Show on the 1st at the Detroit Bar might be considered one of my favorite concert months of all time. I'll be posting a review of Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold over at Radio Free Silver Lake on Thursday, once I can get this tumble of impressions sorted out. Just let it suffice for me to say it was awe-inspiring.
Seeing Pinback twice, in two different incarnations, the delightful Admiral Radley/The Happy Hollows show at The Hammer, a superior set by Judson and Mary in the middle of the month at Spaceland, two parts of Fleet Foxes as solo acts with J.Tillman at The Troubadour in the same week as the Robin Pecknold solo set which opened the Joanna Newsom concert, and two nights of The New Pornographers. Did I forget to mention a great show over at 3 of Clubs last week with George Glass and Manhattan Murder Mystery?
This new month doesn't have the heavy hitters of the last two months, but does offer Sunset Junction with acts like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Red Cortez, Fitz and the Tamtrums, Eastern Conference Champions and a host of others. And Darker My Love, who are coming out with a new album and some local shows, plays on August 17 at Bootleg. I have a feeling the schedule will fill up as the month proceeds.