Patrick and I going to the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kings of Leon show tonight at 9:30 Club and I can't wait.
I first heard KOL on my radio station back home, WBER, back in 2003 soon after they released the album, 'Holy Roller Novocaine.' It was the song California Dreaming that did it for me and then they fell off my radar.
Fast forward to earlier this year and KOL popped back up, either from The Hype Machine or more likely from Fred Wilson's blog. Fred added them to his current playlist and posted about seeing them in concert and that was good enough for me. When I saw them on the 9:30 Club schedule, I knew I had to see them live.
It's this kind of personal recommendation (albeit passive in this circumstance) that is the future of the online music industry. I wrote about this yesterday (a rather long one post I admit).
I don't know if I've ever described a band as plain old, solid rock and roll music, but these guys are the epitome of it. Here's a quick playlist of random KOL songs (you need the newest Flash player plugin installed) and be ready to listen to some classic rock and rock music.