That was an unmissable show last night and I'm glad I un-missed it. Thanks to soundguy Andy, it had impeccable sound, and the Mantles upheld their title of the hardest workin' band in show business. Yellow Fever were really fun. They are really early 90's, in a great way. They trade instruments a lot. It's charming that it's so evident that they're from Texas. Cats and Rats is quite a hit, check it out on their myspace. I bought their other 7 inch last night, but now I'm gonna order Cats and Rats. Done, thanks to paypal. Mt. St. Mountain are going to put out their next single.
I caught the last day of the Jeff Wall exhibit (see above) at the sfmoma. Pretty cool, but it didn't make me a big fan. I had read about him and always figured it would help to see them in person, because the scale is so big, and they're exhibited on light boxes, but I was not blown away. The Olafur Eliasson exhibit is interactive and a definite crowd pleaser. It's still there until almost the end of Feb. The next big photo exhibit is a Lee Friedlander one (feb 23rd to may 18th), which is more up my alley. That reminds me, for you artist types out there, if I were to subscribe to one art magazine, which one would you recommend? That moma show inspired me to follow the contemporary art scene more closely, but I don't want to subscribe to some mag that sucks.