Monday, December 10, 2007

A Rock and Roll Weekend!

Yesterday I walked into Best Buy and lo and behold saw a single X-Box version of Rock Band.

For those who don't know, Rock Band is a new game where people can form their own virtual band, and using simulation instruments, rock out to over 60 famous songs. Its an offshoot of the famous Guitar Hero franchise, only instead of just guitars you can play lead, bass or drums, and even sing!

After a few ours of faux rock, I met up with Matt, Liz, Brian, and Daria, and we went to see Flogging Molly!

Flogging Molly has long been one of my favorite bands, with their mixing of traditional Irish instruments with the L.A. Punk scene an eclectic yet winning formula. I've seen them once before, and was blown away by the energy of their live show, so I was very eager to see a repeat performance.

Despite the horrific weather and snow, I wasn't dissapointed at all. The band about blew the roof off of The Filmore with the raw rock and roll energy. Everybody had a great time, and I hope they swing back through Denver again soon.

They finished their set with this song, Seven Deadly Sins,


Vesp said...

Twas a great night!!

When's Raccoon Orgy's next gig?

I got my singin' shoes on!!!

jalexissmith said...

One of Matt's housemates got guitar hero last week and we have not seen him since..... guitar hero reminds me a lot of that taiko drumming video game in Japan.

Travelingrant said...

Sorry Vesp, I've got a new band! 500 Yen is tearing up the charts!

Yeah, the drums for Rock Band are kind of like the Taiko game, only x 10.

Vesp said...

Fine then. I don't need you! I can make it on my own.

Stupid band members stabbing you in the back.. Who needs them!

I'll go solo and show 'em all!

Hanenosuke said...

Flogging Molly! I have one of their albums. If you like them I suggest Great Big Sea, they're still rather popular up north.