I know a good number of us are already planning to spend tomorrow night at the Showbox SoDo to see the reassembled Dismemberment Plan play a show in honor of Barsuk's recent re-release of Emergency & I. In this week's issue, Eric Grandy says:
Videos from the shows so far suggest that Morrison and company have lost none of their manic onstage energy in the intervening years, and that their pop songbook is not only intact but updated (recent performances have featured interpolations of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" and extended riffs on Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell").
Another tradition appears to live on as well: Every night the band closes with "The Ice of Boston," and the crowd takes the stage, reveling like they want never want it to end. For one more night at least, The Dismemberment Plan's party gets an encore. You are invited.
Tomorrow night's show also happens to feature a killer local opening lineup--the Globes and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door, but if you haven't bought yours yet and you're reading this, you're in luck.
Reverb's giving away a pair of tickets to the show--all you have to do is e-mail me at email@example.com by today at 3 p.m. You'll be entered in a drawing to win the free tickets. Winner will be notified by tonight.