Nerf Herder / Ultimate Fakebook / Fairview

Nerf Herder/Ultimate Fakebook/Fairview: live in Seattlelive in Seattle (2002)
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I love Ultimate Fakebook. I always have, and hope I always will. When I heard they were going to play a show at the Paradox Theater in Seattle, I knew I would be there. This marks the fifth time seeing UFB and I was by no means let down.. These guys know how to rock the stage. So what if their m.

I love Ultimate Fakebook. I always have, and hope I always will. When I heard they were going to play a show at the Paradox Theater in Seattle, I knew I would be there. This marks the fifth time seeing UFB and I was by no means let down.. These guys know how to rock the stage. So what if their music isn't the most impressive or creative sound you have ever heard. They are good at what they do, and the create audience participation which makes their live show hard to dislike. Ultimate Fakebook shared the stage with Nerf Herder and Fairview, a newer band from California.

The line up was originally supposed to be Fairview, Ultimate Fakebook, and finally Nerf Herder. However, the bands were traveling from Idaho, and on their way over they were caught in a huge snowstorm. Ultimate Fakebook and Nerf Herder escaped the snow, but the Fairview van blew a tire over the pass. So the show began with Ultimate Fakebook. I did not complain since their set lasted an extra 20minutes. UFB opened their set with "When I'm With You I'm O.k." off their newest release open up and say awesome. UFB continued their set with an assortment of songs from This Will be Laughing Week and Open up and say Awesome. Their set included Wrestling Leap Year, Inside Me Inside You, Valentines, Popscotch Party Rocks, Far Far Awy, She don't Even Know my Name, Soaked in Cinnamon, Brokyn Needle, Tell Me What You Want, and ending with Apple Girl. New to the band in J.D. Warnock, formerly of The Creature Conforts. J.D. plays guitar and helps on vocals, and easily found his place in the band. Ultimate Fakebook rocked the Paradox, and Bill's extreme high kicks cemented him image as a true punk-rocker.

Fairview took the stage next. This was the first time I have heard any of their material. I was impressed. Fairview is a four-piece band from California, consisting of three guys and a girl on the keyboard as well as vocals. Their style seemed sophisticated and had more of a unique than mainstream edge. If you get a chance I would recommend checking them out.

And finally, the main attraction for most, (but not me), was Nerf Herder. The played a strong and energetic set, filled mostly with tracks from their newest release American Cheese. I have never been too huge of a Nerf Herder fan, but I must say they do put on an impressive show. UFB and Nerf Herder seem to go hand in hand with their style both musically and on the stage. Bouncing and rocking out, Nerf Herder quickly increased the crowd intensity and had everyone jumping around. This was one of the larger crowds I have seen at the paradox, and everyone seemed mesmerized by Nerf Herder. A definite two thumbs up to them.

Overall the show was a good one. I got to see UFB rock out again, and enjoyed a fun set by Nerf Herder as well as an introduction to a new band. Thank god the bands made it safely over the snowy passes, and I wish them a safe rest of the tour with no more blown tires!


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Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

Does anyone have a bootleg of this show?? I am going nuts looking for it, I am willing to pay top $ or trade for another one. PLEASE HELP!!!

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

Whoa, you just totally blew my mind! Music... is emotional! I never thought of it that way, man! Dude, now we should go smoke some dank ass weed and contemplate whether or not God exists! It'll be totally wicked! My parents aren't home, so we can smoke in the basement, but my sister gets done with chorus at 8. This is gonna be so awesome!



PS Palatka was way funnier about that than you were. "Emo? What, like Emo Philips? Well I know, emotional hardcore. Not like hardcore was emotional to begin with[...] Fuck, man, Ira's bleeding."

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

emo=emotion, all music is created by, or creates an emotion....thus if emo is a music style shouldn't we put all music into it?!

recordings (December 19, 2002)

speaking of the "one hit wonders", nada surf is still a group actually. they are on reinforcement records. i havent listened to them at all, but if your interested in the slightest, you can probably find stuff about them at their labels site. i never liked em but hey, go nuts.

Jon_the_Skafather (December 19, 2002)

nerf herder rocks hard....okay....i don't have anything worthwhile to say, just the obvious, go back to your normal being "punk." :P

Anonymous (December 19, 2002)

Ultimate Fakebook is INCREDIBLE! Love those guys :) I was at the Detroit show and it rocked as well. UFB was the best of course... Fairview was also good, their cd is really mellow. Nerf Herder was also really good, they played a lot of their popular stuff.

Anonymous (December 18, 2002)

i love ultimate fakebook too. what a great band.

Anonymous (December 18, 2002)

Only thing I like by Nerf Herder is their making of the theme song for Buffy The Vampire Slayer,other than that they suck.

Fairview makes me sleepy. Their music is okay, but the have just a boring prescence. The don't move they each stay in thier marked spots and make la la music.

Sara(no h)

Anonymous (December 18, 2002)

I just brought up that Nada Surf song because that was the song I was listening to at the time and I had nothing important to say.

Melvyl (December 18, 2002)

american cheese is one hell of a cd.
size 14 is a very good band to check out if you like nerf.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

I think you guys have your one hit wonders mixed up. Nerf Herder is popular for "Van Halen", and they have nothing really in common woth Nada Surf.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

i cant really explain how....but nada surf's "popular" changed my life. A damn fine tune, indeed.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

I saw nerf herder in boulder, they were pretty good, but not sure if it was worth the drive. I did like how they played quite a few songs from their s/t. oh, and the low point in the show was definetly fairview. not only do they suck ass, but they're cocky assholes. And every damn song had a stupid little unnecessary audio intro. And they kept explaining to the crowd that they weren't emo. they probably think that they're too original to be classifyed, but i just call it shitty music.

REALPUNX4LIFE (December 17, 2002)

Ultimate Fakebook is better than you, your mom and your favorite band combined. For reals. m/ Actually, their first record is pretty bad. And their new record isn't that good, either. But, man, This Will Be Laughing Week blows every other pop record out of the fucking water.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

how in the hell did nada surf come up form this review?

on another note, Nerf Herder are the funniest band around I think. go see them live.


maverick (December 17, 2002)

I concur.

I have the music video of it on my computer, I watch it at least once a week.


Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

Nada Surf's "Popular" is one of the best songs of the 90's.

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