(an upcoming show you need to see)
Go/Guided By Voices
03.06.04 @ La Zona RosaPere Ubu's David Thomas blasted through
from Cleveland recently and now Ohio launches us another helping
of noisy old weirdos from Dayton whose fertility is also evident
in boxed sets. Robert Pollard escaped institutional castration
two decades ago and patented the persistent methodology he
calls Guided By Voices, creating the template for "indie"
rock. A friend in grad school explained it all to me and it
turns out that if you don't like them you are in fact, stupid.
Cruising at my speed are openers The Go, who run down The
Black Crowes in the Motor City, squeezing more mileage out
of '70s rock royalty with vocalist Bobby Harlow playing Marc
Bolan to Chris Robinson's Rod Stewart.