Ahhh, the Take Away Show. What is it, really? Well, if semilocal outfit Iron & Wine has got anything to say about it, it's an adventure in puns and true wit!
The American folkster has just released a video documenting its latest take-away show. Frontman Sam Beam samples wines from a wine cellar in France as yellow words adorn the bottom of the screen. The video series by La Blogotheque has the right idea requesting bands to perform live in unusual settings, but we're not fans of subtitles in music. Isn't it supposed to be universal or something?
That's where we come in. We've scoured the interwebs and come up with five bands with unique names that are coming to South Florida within the next few months. We take a stab at offering them more unique venues to schedule performances. You know, 'cause everyone wants to make it on Pitchfork, right? Check 'em out and Iron & Wine's original video after the jump.
Iron & Wine's Take Away show at a winery
Jimmy Eat World at an All-You-Can-Eat Chinese Buffet
We've always wondered why Jimmy wants to eat the world. Seriously, is he like always hungry or something? Anyway, what better place for them to have a themed show than at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet?
Where they're really playing: Thursday, February 3, at Revolution (200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $35.30. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Underoath at the Broward County Court House on a Thursday (with Thursday)
this. You're just waiting around at jury duty, bored out of your mind,
and the judge calls for a two-hour recess. Metalcore band Underoath
jumps on the tables, just to remind everyone that when they're called up
as witnesses, well... they're under oath. Now that just seems logical.
Where they're really playing: February 27, at Revolution (200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $30.70. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Ra Ra Riot stage a riot protesting the Tea Party at City Hall in Fort Lauderdale
Now this makes a lot of sense. Those Tea Party picket line signs are so drab and the people are just so... middle-aged. But what if there were actually a protest/riot hosted by indie darlings Ra Ra Riot? Now those are some political lines we wouldn't mind crossing for music.
Where they're really playing: Monday, March 7, at the Culture Room (3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $20.65. Visit ticketmaster.com.
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Cut Copy at a Staples Copy Center
We have a hunch that Cut Copy got its band-name idea out of an arts and crafts project gone awry at a copy center. "Wait, are we supposed to cut this? Ohhhh, copy it?" Right. Talk about adding a little spice to otherwise mundane trips to pick up office supplies!
Where they're really playing: Saturday, March 26, at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Tickets cost $179.95 for three-day general admission. Visit ultramusicfestival.com.
Widespread Panic at a psychiatric ward
We imagine that if actual widespread panic broke out at a psych ward, it wouldn't be pretty. But the jam-band greatness of Widespread Panic the band? Sounds like a great way to mellow out the right kind of masses.
Where they're really playing: April 14-16 at Wanee Festival at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park (3076 95th Drive, Live Oak). Tickets cost $188.50 for three-day general admission. Visit waneefestival.com.