Perez Hilton Presents:

September 20, 2009 at 1:47 am 2 comments

So tonight, Alli and I took the Red Line to Addison and saw some bands play at Metro. She had submitted her and her roommate’s names to win tickets online at PerezHilton.com, but her roommate couldn’t go. So we went. 😀

The bands were, in this order, Sliimy (pronounced Slim-EE), Natalie Portman’ Shaved Head, Semi Precious Weapons, and Ladyhawke (who we missed, we left early, sadface).

The venue was excellent, it reminded me of Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville. Before tonight, I hadn’t heard of the bands at all, but I ended up liking them a LOT. I’ve since listened to their albums, but I must say that they’re better live.

Sliimy

He played an acoustic set, with a very very adorable, bowler-hat wearing guitarist whom he flirted with throughout. He’s from France, and took a Polaroid of the audience after his set! So adorable.

IMO Sounds Like: Mika

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Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head

This band sounded amazing live!!! The only negative was that their vocals couldn’t rise above the din of the instruments, so I couldn’t hear the words. They were very high energy, from Seattle, and each one of the band members–except the drummer– got a chance front and center singing.

IMO Sounds Like: Peaches (only a little), Mindless Self Indulgence, Button*Masher (Louisville local band), Peachcake

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Semi Precious Weapons

At first glance, these guys look like Jeffree Star, Frank n Furter RHPS wannabes. However, my mind was changed after a few songs of blantantly sexual, ironic lyrics and energetic band members (the bassist was wearing a  Mexican poncho and kept doing ridiculous dances onstage, whilst the frontman practically had sex with the audience). They were excellent live, their recorded music doesn’t even give you a taste.

The lead singer at one point climbed the lighting frame, changed clothes onstage, asked the audience to flash him (one girl did), and then jumped into the crowd onto the girl who flashed him. From where I was standing (directly behind her), it looked like he kissed her. At the end, he kisses the cheeks of everyone in the front row.

IMO Sounds Like: The Medic Droid, Motley Crue, Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Ladyhawke

We actually LEFT before seeing this lovely lady from New Zeland!

IMO Sounds Like: Goldfrapp, The Ting Tings

All images taken by me. Videos obviously from YouTube.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Corey  |  September 20, 2009 at 6:30 am

    ButtonMasher has some remixes that have made it to moderate indie fame. They’ve been cited in a few blogs. I know you only mentioned ButtonMasher in passing, but I felt the need to say that.

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    • 2. Lauren  |  September 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm

      I’m glad to hear that! It’s difficult to tell when local bands are spreading fame elsewhere when you’re still… local.

      Reply

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