I've got a whole city to hold down

November 10, 2004

My head hurts...

...from trying to grasp the meta-meta-meta-layers of meaning behind this gig:

12/15, Metro, The Autumn Defense, Andrew Bird and Kevin O'Donnell, the Safes and the Abstract Giants play songs from Wes Anderson movie soundtracks. It's a free event sponsored by Metromix.

Let me see if I have this right: Movie director makes films. Hires out-to-pasture ex-rocker to pick hip, obscure tunage for them. Soundtrack albums sell briskly, ignite interest in heretofore forgotten hip obscurities. "Edgy" Web arm of gargantuan Republican media conglomerate hires four bands to perform said obscurities at advertising event disguised as concert.

Or maybe it's just a cool idea for a rock show. Phew.