This weekend, I spur-of-the-moment drove to the Cities to see Kate Nash with Steve and his boyfriend, Jason. Before the concert, we spent some time at Hard Rock Cafe, where the boys drank “hurricanes” (something orange with fruit in it) and flirted, and I drank a Newcastle and watched the Twins game. How, I ask you — how do I not have more straight male friends?
Anyway, the concert was fun. I’m still only sort of into Kate Nash, but she sounded phenomenal after her opening band: the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players. A dad, a mom, a 14-year-old girl and a slideshow of deceased strangers’ personal slides…it was like a live inside-joke YouTube video. You will never convince me that this is an actual band and not an extended SNL skit starring Fred Armisen. I’m really not hipster enough for something like that.