Das Llamas at Thee Parkside

imageI went to see the Das Llamas at Thee Parkside in San Francisco last night. This was the second show I’ve been to in the past few months where I was surprised by the low turnout. The first being The Twilight Sad at The Independent, where perhaps 20 people were in attendance. With a grand total of 5 standing, counting the bartender.

These guys are currently getting some decent airplay on Seattle’s KEXP and their album is currently number 2 on John In The Morning’s top 15 albums. Right behind Elliott Smith and in front of the Arctic Monkey’s, BRMC, Bright Eyes and Blonde Redhead.

JOHN’S TOP 15 CURRENT ALBUMS:
1. Elliott Smith – New Moon (Kill Rock Stars)
2. Das Llamas – World War (Aviation)
3. Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Baby 81 (RCA)
5. Bright Eyes – Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
6. Blonde Redhead – 23 (4AD)

JOHN’S NORTHWEST TOP 10:
(Local show Saturday 6-9 pm)
1. Das Llamas – World War (Aviation)

The admission price was $5 and this felt like a private show for my non birthday day. (I spent the work day at Apple in Cupertino and had pizza and frozen yogurt for lunch… reminding me of a kids birthday party.)

I wrote about these guys a month ago today. What’s the matter with you SF local music fans? Was there something better going on?

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