I'd planned to post our annual Tribe Hoops preview today, but I got a call from my boss at 10:30* asking for some changes to a presentation, so my prolix plans were postponed. Instead, far fewer words about music.
(* EST. Worse for him than for me, as I'm in Minnesota.)
Zman alerted us to the brilliance of Birmingham's St. Paul & The Broken Bones a few days ago in the comments section, and we had a group moment. Then, in Williamsburg, Marls and I had a conversation with FOG:TB Dave Fairbank, a fellow-traveler music fan, in which I tipped the veteran Daily Press scribe to the band's brilliance. Or so I thought.
He gave me a half-smile, reached into his laptop case, and pulled out...a copy of Half the City, the band's debut album. It was a cosmic convergence like we haven't seen since Gheorghefest, at least.
And a sign that we need to fill some space with SP&TBB videos. My mind remains blown. These guys are phenomenal.
This post also doubles as a heads up for our Charlottesville readers, as the band plays tonight at The Jefferson, which in its own right is a pretty cool little joint. Get some.
And as a little lagniappe for our viewing audience, when I semi-drunkenly tweeted another FOGTB, Mike Litos, about the band, he gave me this gift in return: