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SSPU

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Don’t worry, before March I didn’t know what SSPU stood for either. But now I do.

If you haven’t heard of them, the Silversun Pickups are an indie rock band from LA that has been making waves in the indiekid scene this year.

I saw them for the first time at a Filter Magazine party at SxSW this year. I just went for the free food, but came away loving this band (then I got some free shoes at the Saucony-sponsored party next door!).

I’ve seen them play a few times since then, including last night at the Rickshaw stop. They rock more each time.

Also, their drummer’s cymbal stand seems to get taller each time.* See it float above the crowd.

Some random highlights from the show:

  • Nikki broke a string on her bass. She rocks.
  • They played, I think, a four song encore, all requests. Ali got a request in.
  • One of the opening bands,Viva Voce was amazingly good. The title of their current album is Get Yr Blood Sucked Out and Anita Robinson is an awesome guitarist.

* An interesting anecdote. After I made a comment along the lines of “that cymbal stand keeps getting taller every time I see them, and I’ve seen them four times”, the girl in front me turned around and said “I think I’ve seen them six times”. To you that may sound like she was being a snob and you’d be right. But she was being the same kind of snob as me, which made it perhaps the hottest thing I’ve heard in awhile.