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03/02/2001 Variety Rocks: Matthew Good Band, Push Stars, Grand Theft Audio, Kurth and Taylor (Buffalo, NY at the Sideshow)

By Eric | March 2, 2001 11:59 pm

This only cost us 6 dollars! It was supposed to be at the Pearl Street Grill, but they moved it to the Sideshow and it STILL sold out! Met my old friend Katie from the OLP board at the show as well! 🙂 We got there just as Kurth and Taylor were starting. One of the two is on General Hospital, so you can imagine what this was like… 97 Rock rejects. Anyway, they got off stage, and Grand Theft Audio was up next. These guys were decent, I’d never heard anything by them, but they were cool. Heavy British accents, and the lead singer said some funny stuff, they were mildly entertaining. The Push Stars were boring, everything sounded the same, see way above with Moxy Fruvous. Then finally at 12:15 we got Matt Good, and it was worth the wait! Opened with Giant, then they did a little bit of South Park’s “Uncle F*cka” for guitarist Dave Genn’s birthday! (We got to sing to him later too!) During “Load Me Up” Matt brought out a stuffed animal which he proceded to torch (see pic below) while singing Talking Heads “Same as it Ever Was”… I yelled out for “Symbolistic White Walls”, to which Matt replied “Not a chance in hell! That’s why you make a first album, so you never have to play it again. Your second album however…” as they ripped into “Everything is Automatic”… Brought up girls from the audience to dance for Daves B-Day during “The Future is X-Rated”… Came back out for an encore, played “Jenni’s Song” and a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”. Matt had a girl hold up a lyrics sheet, and she couldnt even hold it straight! It was actually quite comical… The show finally ended at like 2:00, so the drive home was pretty excruciating, but we made it!

(Huge thanks for the pics to Katie Friesen and Ian Flynn!)

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