Music Was Here: Dollar Signs & Taking Meds @ Knitting Factory (or Terrible Haircuts & Mustaches)
Yeah, we know Bad Luck and Camp Trash played as well. We missed Camp Trash and dipped out early after checking a Bad Luck song or two
Surprising to have Taking Meds on first. Wouldn’t have suspected that.
Or maybe we missed Camp Trash?
If this started at 730 exactly then we probably did
So they’re from Rochester again. I feel like their idea of location keeps switching
This stage is way too high for this venue
Oh yea, I definitely found that off-putting…
Taking Meds might be one of my favorite live bands these days by the way. Talent levels taken into account, not me drunk partying.
Didn’t recognize Skyler with that stache haha
Haha yeah, I wonder what happened on that recent tour. Either they secretly swapped all members or the entire band went through their midlife crisis and did some style changes
Been too long since we’ve seen them in any event…
Four months. That’s not that long.
New stuff time.
Oh, that’s how long it’s been?
January with Timeshares. First MDH live review.
So on a scale of 0 – nü, where in your expert nüpinion does taking meds fall?
Ah! Holy shit I totally forgot
Has that crunch mmmm
Dude Camp Trash already played and seriously, shows just start too early.
It’s Friday, people work, we have commutes and need food.
Bring back 9pm starts and 1am endings.
I’m not used to anything starting at 730 these days. Used to that being doors and an empty bar.
Tbf, it is knitting factory so assume they have an event after this
This crowd has “we need a grown-up” vibes and not in the “everyone is having too much fun” way
More in the, damn I feel old.
We sure this is just how shows are these days?
(specifically shows that have this sorta crowd?)
I’m not sure.
But Terrible Haircuts & Mustaches is the theme of the night
That’s gotta go in the tagline for this review. Or not.
Or maybe. I feel like Taking Meds brings out the fashion reviewers in us.
Tryna recall if that critique was a thing we did when we saw em at the start of the year.
Man, dollar signs sound like smith street band on uppers lolol
Haha it’s all the same bands forever
The same __ forever
So the important question
Did Dollar Signs cancel Bristol yet?
I assume you’ll redact what is necessary but the air of awkward with this crowd is a buzzkill and a half
Anywayyyy, Dollar Signs.
Note: Sometimes the crowd just isn’t the right vibe. No reason to redact the truth!
Hahaha, which is even funnier considering the band is having a blast.
And weirdly thought this woulda been better attended.
MDH: On our bullshit again
James shoulda gotten this show lol
Yeah same. I’m not sure if there’s a secret conflicting show. Maybe everyone is at Slipknot?
we never stopped
Ha. I think James wouldn’t want it with this attendance
The irony overlap is a thing
This crowd is hilariously in need of a few responsible adults
They need to watch some Scott Vogel motivation videos on YouTube
Feeling seen in this song and no thanks lmao
Note: I had to dig a bit to find which song, Dollar Signs played Tears / Beers / Fears and with it being Marcus his birthday eve (at time of writing, today’s the day, happy birthday Marcus!) he’s only four years from 40!
You’re telling me in four years you won’t be singing songs about getting drunk and prom?
Empty steel reserve tallboys and wild Irish rose bottles can’t sing
Everyone loved that line when this band kind of hit the diy mainstream
(You’re a possum living in the trashcan of my heart)
SAW THAT LYRIC EVERYWHERE
But it’s like a meme. It was cool when everyone mentioned possums constantly
But without the context of that time, it falls a bit flat
It’s cute at least
I also think cute is overrated.
No argument here
Yeah this band is too fun for a venue like this. That basement show at the Bazaar (RIP) was a lot more energetic.
Bigger: not always better…
I think we should try for Jersey tomorrow
That Old Currents release show
Hm…..not the worst idea, tbh
Note: We did not. Sorry guys, next time. Our hangover did not agree with an over two hour commute.
This is the “AJJ is an influence” song
Had to piss and mistimed the end of Dollar Signs’ set
Trying to see some of Bad Luck now and.
I’m not sure.
I’m not sure if its a sound I personally care for.
Cementing how fuckin weird this show has been
Hahaha hard agree.
Also, not tryna diss but explain this playing over dollar signs
They’re good, they really are. It’s not my thing and I don’t think I need to see more song to realize that.
Well the crowd explains it.
This actually has a pretty solid attendance compared to the other bands
I think I’m just confused how this band is “local” and yet this is the first we seen em.
We’re usually plugged in with ears to ground? Unless they’re just that big already.
Cause we are in a bubble. There’s always bubbles.
This is what I used to call a 3fm band. Alternative radio station in the Netherlands that hyped this sound.
I guess here you’d call it a Pitchfork band?
Not per se bad, but a specific band that gets bigger.
Not enough diversity.
They constantly give high ratings to mediocre records
Dipping out early. We saw who we came to see and to me, that’s a win.
We actually had a blast and hope to see Common Sage, who dropped out cause they had some sick members and didn’t want to take the risk for the other bands, soon. Thanks Common Sage for being so considerate.
Soon we’ll judge the new bass player in Taking Meds as well, just give us time. They did both band member swaps & style changes it seems.