(photos at themodernage.org from April 3; words by Will Spitz from April 2 show)
There were puppets, singing and dancing middle schoolers, a local gospel choir, a 14-piece string section, cameos by the likes of ShaunRyder, Ike Turner, and De La Soul. But seriously -- no fucking Jamie Hewlett animations?! You'd think that at a major concert event like
Eisley are that close-knit Christian family band from Tyler, Texas. Their album Room Noises is lush and whimsical dream-pop, but they’re young and ambitious, too: they’ve toured with Coldplay and Brand New, so no way was Sherri DuPree’s head cold going to but a crimp in their style at the Paradise last night.?xml:namespace>
We refuse to believe anything published today, anywhere. Which means we're not convinced that Ben Sisto is killing off Honeypump (and its board), although there's a press release to that effect up now. The fact that we're all throwing a show tonight called "Second Chances" does not mean that we have any inside-baseball on whether he's serious or not.