Monday, November 16, 2009

(Belated) Music Monday: Rogue Wave

I've decided to start a new weekly post called Music Monday. It's basically just a way of making Monday a bit more entertaining and taking a minute to enjoy something outside of politics. Because of internet connectivity issues, this one arrives pretty late in the day, but nevertheless, here goes.

This is Rogue Wave, performing a live version of "Bird on a Wire" (and no, it's not a Leonard Cohen cover) Enjoy:

I first saw these guys live when they opened for Nada Surf. I've now seen them three different times, twice at the now-defunct Satellite Ballroom in Charlottesville. Each time has been better than the last, and they really put on an excellent show. This is a much different version of the above song than what appears on the album. Usually it irritates me when bands do that, but Rogue Wave has a way of making it work really well. If you ever have an opportunity to see them, I can't recommend it enough. They're also a good bunch of guys; the drummer especially was good about hanging around afterward to talk to fans.

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