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TONIGHT

Feather and Folly at The Rock Shop, 9ish

Candy Claws, We Are Country Mice, My Glorious Mess at Pianos, 8ish

WEDNESDAY

Small Black and Beach Fossils at Mercury Lounge, 930

THURSDAY

So Cow, Minks, Yvette at Death By Audio, 8ish

Monotonix, Brahms at 450 Union St., 8ish

Violens, Beige at The Rock Shop, 730

FRIDAY

Caribou, Phantogram at Governor’s Island, 6

Thee Oh Sees, Golden Triangle, So Cow at South Street Seaport, 6

Weezer at Williamsburg Waterfront, 7

Caribou (DJ set), Class Actress, Teengirl Fantasy, Diamond Rings, Idiot Glee at Glasslands, 830ish

Caboladies, Radio People, Julian Lynch, Alice Cohen at Silent Barn, 830

SATURDAY

VILLAGE VOICE SIREN FEST! Featuring Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Harlem, The Night Marchers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Earl Greyhound, Screaming Females, Ponytail, DOM, Holy Fuck, Apache Beat at CONEY ISLAND, noon.

Konono No. 1 at Prospect Park Bandshell, 1

SUNDAY

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Janka Nabay and the BuBu Gang, Diamond Rings at Monster Island Basement, 8ish

Konono No. 1, Javelin at Le Poisson Rouge, 7ish

Heavy Cream, Reading Rainbow, The Splinters, Elks at Death By Audio, 8ish

MONDAY

Calexico at City Winery (Tuesday, too), 8

This is Titus and Cassie from The Babies, in case you weren’t sure… More details on the show in Philly at Styrofoamdrone.

This looks like college to me, not high school. But that’s ok. Of course I listened to Weezer in middle and high school, but it wasn’t til college that me and all my awesome friends would take drugs and play these songs and sing and jump on beds and shit… HA!

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“Jamie” is probably my favorite Weezer song. It’s a discarded b-side from the “Blue Album” sessions and features River’s at his best. First of all there’s the poppy jam that keeps going and going through the whole song. Seriously, no down-time at all in this track. Then there is the ” oooh ooh ooh!” that is just so sing-along inducing that it’s ridiculous.

Example: I lived in a co-op house in Berkeley one summer and we all had to do a chore at the house, a project, to better the place. I was re-painting the front porch with a few other people and my friend Jeff started playing “Jamie” on an acoustic. Nobody really knew the song but EVERYONE had the “oooh ooh ooh’s” down. This song translates into fun.

Musically, this song is solid. The driving force is the fuzzed-out bass (Matt Sharp, wump wump) which hits hard in the gut and carries the yearning vocals and guitar solos anywhere they want to go.

“I am yours, you are mine, show me where and I will sign!”

YESSSSSSS.

This version was released on a Geffen Rarities album that also had a ton of awesome other b-sides from Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Beck, That Dog, etc. It’s also on the recently released Blue Album Deluxe Edition.

Weezer: Jamie

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Weezer: Jamie

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