I don't know about most of you but i love the Dont Look Back tours of late. There is nothing better then seeing your fan-boy favored album recreated by people you respect even when they produce lesser albums in there "twilight" years (not a reference to those Mormon abstinence movies) and are the same age as your parents or at least your wacky young uncle. I go to these shows as much as i can and mostly they are brilliant. Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, The Pixies's Doolittle, GZA's Liquid Swords and a million other awesome shows that have come to pass and are yet to excite. Sure its a way for the mortgage indebted to save there asses, but also you can go from playing the Troubadour to the Palladium on the basis of a 40 minute set + some B-Sides and no one in the crowd can complain about which songs you did or did not play as they know what the set will be. Everybody wins.
This brings me to something i am drooling on my pants about.... Iggy and the Stooges doing all of Raw Power with mysterious guitar genius James Williamson. J-Will quit after the obscure release Kill City and New Values to become and electronic engineer in the computer business and worked his way up to Vice President of Technology Standards with Sony Electronics. Now he is stepping down from the corporate ladder and bringing his ferocious Zeppelin meets punk rock style to ATP NY 2010 and i want to be there. I'm willing to pay the exuberant prices for tickets accommodation and flights just to satisfy my nerdy lust for rock.
Also to ice the proverbial cake Sub-Pop darlings Mudhoney are playing one of my favorite albums of the early 90's Superfuzz Bigmuff and The Scientists are bringing there Aussie noise rock to do Blood Red River. God help me, i need to go!