Saturday, October 23, 2010
Plain Jane Automobile - Bowery Electric, NYC 10.3.10
Quiet Lights, a local Brooklyn band and friends of Plain Jane opened, and I'm usually pretty optimistic about giving unknown bands a chance, but I wasn't wild about them at all. First off, I felt the lead singer was getting completely drowned out by the instruments around her - I could barely hear her. I don't know if the sound mix was off or what, but I was getting more music and not much vocal. Secondly, I felt like this gig was being treated as a band rehearsal - there was almost zero interaction with the crowd and it just felt off. Anyway, they only played for about a half hour, and Plain Jane took the stage around 11pm.
Once we said goodbye to everyone else, we headed home, finally arriving back in MA around 3:15am - I don't think I'll ever do that drive again at midnight. It's not a horrible drive overall but a lesson learned to not do it that hour again. I was pretty delirious the whole way home and the next day was a zombie at work. It was absolutely worth it though, and I'm glad we stayed! I'll be keeping up with these guys in the coming months as they move towards their next album release - which you should all definitely check out because from what I've heard, its going to be awesome.
All of my pictures from that night are here. Please credit if used.