Sometime in maybe 2002 or so, I saw The Faint play at The Smell downtown. A couple hundred people wedged themselves into a solid column of humanity clogging the entire length of The Smell, which is basically a long hallway of variable dimensions, with The Faint playing at the very end. I could barely see them, because tall people at shows are always assholes & stand in front of short girls (I’m 5’1″). But it was still an amazing show.
The days of those eeny-weeny shows are over for The Faint, who will be playing the considerably larger Club Nokia this Sunday, but I’m particularly stoked by this pairing of artist & venue, since the sound there is so fantastic and The Faint’s dark, frenetic and detailed electro really benefits from a seriously hi-fi sound system.
Wanna go? Tell me about the first time you heard The Faint and what was going on in your life back then (no TMI, please). Consider it a little way-back machine. Info on Sunday’s show is here.