Sad news this week. Gared from Planes Mistaken For Stars passed away after a long battle with cancer. I only talked with him a few times over the years and he was always a nice genuine guy. Not surprisingly he left a big impact and will be missed greatly by many.
This show was from what stands as my favorite Westword Music Showcase. The outdoor stage featured Machine Gun Blues, Planes Mistaken For Stars, The Swayback, Lucero, and Dinosaur Jr.
I think this might have been the first year at this location. The neighbors in the fancy art museum apartments didn't appreciate the loud music and raucous rock n roll attitudes.
The trouble started when Machine Gun Blues vocalist came out and said " I just like to take a second to say fuck you to all the sponsors...rock n roll doesn't need sponsors" They received an onstage warning about not cursing on stage and supposedly were threatened with arrest if they continued. Which not warmly welcomed and they played their song "We Fucked It All Up" next.
The PMFS guys must have been warned as well because right before "Say Not A Word" Gared has a little something to say about that. I have another PMFS set from later on in the summer of 2007 that I will try and get posted as well. RIP Gared.
Planes Mistaken For Stars
Westword Music Showcase
Denver, CO (USA)
Recorded and Presented: SxPxDxCx
Source: MBHO KA-200N > JK Labs DVC-V12 > JB3
Transfer: JB3 > USB > Audacity > CDWave > FLAC
01 Dying by Degrees
03 Dancing on the Face of the Panther
04 Keep Your Teeth
05 To Spit a Sparrow
06 Never Felt Prettier
07 Little Death
08 Say Not A Word