Although, as Gregory rightly points out, the monthly Res screenings are hella cool, I’m not going tomorrow night because I shall be enjoying the dulcet tones of Scottish pop sensation Camera Obscura at the Troubadour. Startlingly, this show is not sold out yet, so if the idea of seeing a band described as “a tender collective aglow with the spirit of ’60s baroque pop,” floats your whimsically painted rowboat, step aboard (gently).
Belle & Sebastian fans, if you don’t already have tickets…what the crap is wrong with you?!
Also, just to round out its Unofficial (read: I made this up) Scottish Pop Initiative 2004, the Troubadour will also be hosting The Trashcan Sinatras on October 8. I know that sounds far, far away, but this show WILL sell out and it’s one of only a handful of dates the band is playing in the U.S. Fax the Troubadour and pay a mere $2 service charge instead of the $7.50 Ticketmaster will wring from your cold, dead hands. But do it soon! The Troub’s box office is only open from 8-5 weekdays.