Have you ever heard a band, really fallen for them, but then waited to see them live until they were either charging too much for tickets or were playing a really massive venue? Yeah, I know I did that with Arcade Fire, who I missed when they played at Southgate House years ago (probably still my biggest concert regret).
Well, I’m not saying that Smith Westerns are the next Arcade Fire or anything, but if you miss them this weekend here in Cincinnati at MOTR, you may have some of that same regret I had years from now.
The Chicago based band is certainly on the rise right now after the release of their second long player Dye It Blonde earlier this year. Their sometimes glammy sounds often gets compared to T-Rex, but the band pulls just as much from the Brit-Pop era as any other, as they have admitted.
The band is just finishing up a string of dates at some really big venues opening for Wilco, so I’m betting they are gonna feel nice and comfy this weekend.
So here is your warning shot to listen to Smith Westerns all week long, and then go see them for free on Saturday night at MOTR pub. This might be the best show in MOTR’s short history, don’t miss it.