Friday, November 03, 2006

Beautiful Barenaked South

Tonight, I'm going to go hear The Beautiful South with the Sasquatch. TBS is one of Mr. Squatch's favorite bands ever, and I'm a fan, too. My fondness for the tuneage goes back to the pre-Beautiful South days of The Housemartins, whose UK rise to fame happened while I was a student at the LSE. I even got to see them perform at the taping of a TV show one evening. Loved it.


The Beautiful South is largely unknown in the United States, but is one of the best-selling bands ever in Great Britain. TBS has a fondness for Barenaked Ladies and vice versa. The Ladies aren't as popular in the UK as they are in North America, and so, when TBS toured the UK a few years ago, BNL opened for them. When BNL toured the US later that same year, TBS opened for them. Neat arrangement, eh?


So, tonight The Beautiful South plays the 9:30 Club here in DC. Interestingly, BNL is on tour and tonight is their night off before playing a DC-area concert tomorrow evening. See what I'm thinking/hoping, here? I would LOVE to see BNL drop in on TBS tonight. That would be quite mahvelous.

Here's hoping!

3 comments:

spencer said...

Love BNL, although my love has waned in years. I'm going to check out TBS based on this post.

Hope you get to see some Barenaked South. I know that this is the type of thing they'd do - I've seen their drummer drop in on friends before.

Uncle Mike said...

Let us know how it goes, luv.

Scholiast said...

Love them too! I'll go with you next time :)