Soundcheck: The Movies, Rademacher & Sarah Negahdari and The Sad Solids @ Spaceland, 12/8/08
Part of an ongoing series.
Last Monday, local indie band The Movies (MySpace) continued their month-long residency at Spaceland (MySpace) in Silver Lake, with support from Sarah Negahdari and The Sad Solids (the acoustic version of The Happy Hollows), Rademacher (MySpace), and Vibe Slayer (MySpace). It was also a release party for The Movies' new album Based On a True Story, and what a party it was.
Andrew at Amateur Chemist reported that, "The Movies need to be experienced live in their full 3D IMAX glory. The typical role of frontman is shattered as Timothy James (Vocals/Guitars) was a caged animal unleashed. Karate kicks over the microphone stand, autographing female audience members, leaving the stage to get beers and twirling jumps are just some of the many weapons in Timothy's arsenal... 'When I Was In Nam' will automatically make you laugh every time as Timothy would reenact the lyrics on stage, as he crouched behind some amps as if he was stuck in a foxhole." Meanwhile, Mouse at Classical Geek Theatre raved that, "Two nights in and am already prepared to call Decembers at Spaceland one of the best residencies of 2008... Anyone at Spaceland on Monday night was reminded why The Movies are one of the most treasured bands in Los Angeles... 'When I Was in Nam' was a revelation. Everything you love about The Movies... was all there, amplified. [Its] performance... was so good on Monday that it has forever changed my perception of the song... And that's exactly what the great shows do, they change the way you hear a record when you listen to it from that point forward, forever."