My apologies to Scott at the Fold. Last week in my Birdmonster post I pointed out that the Fold had advertised a Birdmonster appearance that the band wasn't aware of. I just got an email from Scott (the booker) and apparently the resident band was handling their own openers for those shows. They assured him that Birdmonster was booked. These things happen. Scott puts on a lot of great shows and he's a big supporter of the local music scene. I've been going to Fold shows since '97 or '98 (when did he start?) and I've seen some great stuff (Elliott Smith, Broken Social Scene and on and on and on).
Here's what Birdmonster posted about the mysterious booking:
Monday April 10th, 2006 6:00PM
For reasons unbeknownst to birdmonster, we're scheduled to play in LA tonight. This, sadly, is impossible, because I'm writing this at 3 pm in San Francisco. Unless you have a souped-up Delorean. If you do, please email us.Apologies for any confusion this cause or any plans this soured. We'll be there again soon, however.
By the way? Anybody go to Birdmonster's Spaceland show? I heard it was crazy packed (not just for them, but all the bands that night were a good draw). I also heard that the band Aloha was fantastic last week. Anybody go? Download Aloha's "Your Eyes" The lead singer has a little bit of James Mercer in his voice. And that mellotron (or keyboard) sounds like a vibraphone.