Keep on Rocking in the Inner Sunset...
Friday's French Athletic Club show was a complete success. Despite Matt's insistence that he was out of tune for three consecutive songs (perfectionist rock star!!), it all sounded great to my tone-deaf self. Even their cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", which I honestly didn't think would go over well in a bar full of drunken USF guys, was received quite well.
The highlight of the evening for me was the very first song, which would have tickled the post-punk fancy of any Village Voice music critic, lamenting the demise of CBGB's. From there they displayed much versatility with a collection of original and cover songs, culminating with a fantastic rendition of The New Pornographers's "The Slow Descent into Alcoholism", very appropriate.
Going to see a friend play is always a delicate event. For if it goes poorly, no one wants to feign compliments and enthusiasm, but none of that needed to be employed following the FAC show. All associations aside, it was legitimately a very good rock show, with a killer foose-ball tournament back at Matt's place afterwards.