I saw Snow Patrol at La Zona Rosa last night. God bless free tickets, they make everything better. It was a great show. Don't know why I had it in my head that they were pseudo-techno, because they were straight up rock with a few melancholy slow songs. The singer had a very sexy skinny-boy-rockstar thing going on aided greatly by the Irish accent. I'm a sucker for an accent. It seems now I'll actually have to go buy their album instead of just walking around Waterloo Records with it for an hour and then changing my mind at the register (as I have done with their latest album Final Straw on several occasions.)
Now from Ireland to Scotland. According to Travisonline.com they have an album of singles coming out soon with two new songs on it. While I will gladly add this new piece to my Travis collection, why not a real new album? They've only got 4 full albums and been around for like 7 years, is there really a dire need for a compilation disc? I don't get it. What's up Fran?
And now to Great Britain. My favorite person in all of Manchester is coming to Austin October 25 and I can't hardly stand it. Badly Drawn Boy I am aflutter with anticipation. And in the very same week, Jamie Cullum, the pocket-sized jazz punk whiz kid, plays at Stubbs. It's good times for an anglophile like me.