Weezer and Arcade Fire are in Dallas on the same night. Choices choices choices.
So an insightful student asked me how could I possibly choose Arcade Fire over Weezer? After all, I am a Weezermanic.
The Dallas Observer even made a handy venn diagram to help people choose which show they should go to.
First (or firstly?), I’ve seen Weezer in concert twice. I’ve never seen Arcade Fire live.
Second, the last two Weezer albums (Hurley and Death to False Metal) have not been among my favorites in their discography. They’re fine, better than most bands. They’re just not quite as good as past releases. So I wasn’t bent on seeing them perform songs from these last two records.
Third, Arcade Fire is phenomenal. Their music is magisterial. Their three albums are transcendent. I don’t say that about a lot of bands. When I saw they were coming to Dallas I snapped up tickets as fast as I could.
And finally, Weezer is performing at Edgefest. They were the only band performing at Edgefest that I cared about. I’m not a huge fan of music festivals unless there’s going to be a lot of acts worth seeing. A lot of the bands on the undercard are sure to draw some real freak shows to Pizza Hut Park.
So Arcade Fire it is and I’m stoked about it. I’ll let you know how it goes