Elefant/Carissa's Weird/Earlimart show in SF

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Earlimart opened - KICK ASS. Grandaddy-esque to the fullest, but so much more passionate and rockin'. Best of the night.

Carissa's Weird - I wanna say Built to Spill like at times, but mostly boring as all hell more often than not.

Elefant - Are these guys Buzz Bin worthy or what? I think they are going to open for Interpol this autumn which would suit them nicely. The music was cool, the lyrics were AWFUL. The frontman seemed to be used to playing in front of adoring fans at bigger venues (Bottom of the Hill is around 300 capacity) - had the Bowie thing down pat.

bottom line - go see and support Earlimart they were awesome!

tk, Friday, 25 July 2003 01:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Earlimart is cool. My band opened for them a few months ago, and they were all super-nice to boot.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 25 July 2003 01:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've reviewed Earlimart's last two records (the EP and the full-length) and they took the time to e-mail and thank me for the reviews, so yeah, decent foax indeed.

I really like this band's stuff.

David A. (Davant), Friday, 25 July 2003 02:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
I saw elefant recently; crowd was about 25 but this is not a big city. I liked the way it sounded but I couldn't understand the lyrics. The drummer was really really good. The lead singer worked it, which I always appreciate esp considering the small crowd, and he fills a pair of jeans nicely.

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 4 October 2003 16:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

fourteen years pass...

good elliot smith rip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsAU-Nymq7M

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:03 (six months ago) Permalink

wow what a flashback. carissa's weird are now the hugely huge band of horses. grandaddy got big after this, went away forever, then came back...and then a death shut them down. and earlimart, who I was always certain would break, I think never ever got big but might still be around.

akm, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Wow, I loved Everyone Down Here when it first came out. Talk about a blast from the past. 'We Drink on the Job' was quite an infectious little riffy thing.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Thanks to the revive, did a search for Carissa's Wierd (the band spelled it wrong on purpose) and found two tracks from 2011 on Bandcamp. Loved the band in the day. Still do, and glad to find two tracks I haven't heard. Saw them open for Wheat, and loved the pairing. "Boring as all hell" - one man's poison, I guess. CW's violin, musical build and ebbs, and quiet vocals are wonderful to my ears. Besides Band of Horses, Jenn Champion (nee Ghetto) has released some good stuff as S, including the Chris Walla produced _Cool Choices_.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:01 (six months ago) Permalink

I think Carissa's were a lot more interesting than Band of Horses.

akm, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Also I like some of Sera Cahoone's solo stuff from recent years...

fajita seas, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:26 (six months ago) Permalink

more love for carissas. they were cream of the crop when it came to sadcore. i love playing violin along to them. 'you should be at home here' is very consistent and even their b sides and covers were lovely and full of personality. i hear they were a good laugh and not moody at all offstage.

meaulnes, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:15 (six months ago) Permalink


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