Wet From Birth
I can't name too many bands [let's exclude the Stones] that could tour on an album that is over 3 years old [Wet From Birth] on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. and sell out a venue of nearly 1,000. One band that I did see do just that last night was the Faint [w/ Berg Sans Nipple]. With a set that collected tracks from the early [Blank-Wave Arcade] to current plus 5 new songs ["we're trying out some new songs - that's why they're so lame", as the recently renamed Todd Fink put it] - it was an evening to embrace. My ears are *seriously* still ringing, my eyes are *still* catching up from the strobes & my mascara is a mess. Of note for the other geeks - one unreleased track was introduced as "Ever-Growing Caterpillars", with a lovely collective of pre-butterfly insects+looping text on the 2 Faint moving picture screens. Do not miss the Faint.