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The Evens

The Evens: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2004)
Dischord Records

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That's right, I just got back from a top secret show at the First Unitarian Church. The Evens played a private, personal show to about 30-40 people. It was only their third show ever (well, third and a half as Ian explained). The Evens are Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina (ex-Warmers). Ian plays a.


That's right, I just got back from a top secret show at the First Unitarian Church. The Evens played a private, personal show to about 30-40 people. It was only their third show ever (well, third and a half as Ian explained).

The Evens are Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina (ex-Warmers). Ian plays a baritone guitar, and Amy plays drums. Their sound doesn't compare to any of Ian's other bands - It's very minimal and quiet, yet very powerful at the same time. The songs varied from very catchy with Ian simply plucking the strings of his guitar with his fingers, to Ian jamming away.

To give you the kind of environment the music portrays - Ian was on a small stage sitting down with his guitar the whole show, and Amy was right next to him with her small drum set.

I went to the show never hearing the Evens before, but I knew I couldn't be dissapoined. Turns out they were amazing. I cannot wait for some kind of release from this band. I found an mp3 of the band when I got home, this is the second song they played: The Evens - On The Face of It

Aside from the show blowing me away, something else caught my attention. IAN MACKAYE IS HILARIOUS. He made many jokes, and had everyone in tears at times just from laughing so hard. This was such a suprise to me - I don't know about all of you, but I always invisioned him as being such a serious person.

P.S. - No, they didn't play "Vowel Movement".

 

 
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Anonymous (January 22, 2006)

this is one of my favorite albums ever
www.mikeacrossamerica.com

rock
mike

TheOneTrueBill (April 5, 2004)

Nope, I stopped when they deleted all the registered users for the second time, somewhere around December. One of these days I might register again, but i'm too lazy.

esper (April 5, 2004)

sorry, didn't realize I wasn't logged in. What's up OneTrueBill?

Anonymous (April 5, 2004)

TheOneTrueBill - long time no see dawg. You still on the GD MessageBoard? I am like once in a blue moon...

TheOneTrueBill (April 4, 2004)

Holy crap, it's Esper that wrote that. HI ESPER!

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

the interview with ian mckaye on the minor threat dvd is hilarious as well

gladimnotemo (April 2, 2004)

Ian MacKaye? You guys should have only posted this review, if only for the man's sheer genius.

yellowtrash (April 2, 2004)

www.pancakemountain.com for their music video.

inagreendase (April 2, 2004)

Never mind. Looks for real.

inagreendase (April 2, 2004)

Did pndoto just get punk'd? I mean, look to where the mp3 links.

TheOneTrueBill (April 2, 2004)

Sounds crazy.

noreply (April 2, 2004)

how was that an incomplete review?...what exactly would you have added?

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

Incomplete.

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