Saturday, October 25, 2008

Poorplay

Just saw Coldplay do their single Viva la Vida on SNL. I love that damn song and I'll keep liking that damn band based on nostalgia alone, but FAAAK.
  1. It's not the 80's. If you're going to record a cool song in a nice studio with an orchestra that only matches your ego in size, you'd better damn well shell out and hire a similar big string section to pull it off when you play SNL. Granted, SNL doesn't have the humor or audience it used to have, but give me a break. Coldplay was the only reason I brought myself to watch the show tonight and I had to see them pretend to play the orchestra parts on a Casio. Again, not the 80's anymore. I don't care how cool skinny ties are.
  2. Also, we got to see Chris Martin hop around like an idiot making owl noises way more than the song necessitates. C'mon. Owls? Really. You make how much money? I WANT to like Coldplay. AGH! You're just articulating the pointlessness of your lyrics. Thanks Chris.
  3. Finally, don't make your own clothes.
This video (and band) does the song an enormous injustice:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Channel your inner goth

Last year, The Subsidies entertained the masses at Tiffany's annual Halloween party. It was an absolute blast, and we are thrilled to announce that 2008's party is going to be bigger and better than ever. The Subsidies are back again, and we're ready to rock you silly.

Be sure to come to the festivities in your best Halloween costume, as there will be a costume contest at midnight! There will also be drink specials and free Mardi Gras beads. And, did I mention The Subsidies will be there?!

Schedule:
8:30pm - doors open
9:30pm - music begins
12:00am - costume contest!
til close - The Subsidies rock it out!
TIFF's ANNUAL MONSTERS BALL!
Friday, October 31 - Halloween night!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rolling out the Red Carpet

The Subsidies will make their triumphant return to St. Cloud on November 15 when they open for Wisconsin-based rockers Annex. This is the first trip to the Red Carpet for the band. Annex always puts on a good show, and there's some history between the two bands... sort of. Joe of the Subsidies went to high school in Green Bay, WI with brothers Paul and Craig of Annex.

See you in STC!

The Subsidies with Annex
Red Carpet
St. Cloud, MN
Saturday, November 15
The Subsidies start at 10pm

Friday, October 17, 2008

get ready, the Haze!

We'll be rockin' Kato tomorrow night.

Great re-mix: