Much to The Blot's displeasure, I just found out the Polyphonic Spree show scheduled for tonight in Houston was canceled. I'm pretty bummed since lead singer Tim Delaughter, formerly of Tripping Daisey, and the Spree are one of my favorite bands to see live. And no matter how many times you see them their shows are always amazing. Part gospel choir, part jam band and part alternative rockers, the 24 members of the Polyphonic Spree definitely know how to put on a show. Even if you have never heard of the band before their music will move you. Trust me.
Edit: Wanted to give an update to all The Blot Says... readers, evidently it wasn't ticket sales that caused the demise of the Houston show. According to The Polyphonic Spree's blog The Fragile Army, some members of Rooney came down with a bug and couldn't perform.
Since there's no show to post on, I'll share a few pics from the last time I saw the Polyphonic Spree. It was at the Blender/CK 2007 Lollapalooza after party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. It was a very small party comprised primarily of media and music execs and the Spree were on fire. Al and I had missed them earlier in the day at Grant Park since our flight got in after they had already performed, but thankfully we scored some VIP passes to see them that night. It was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend...plus Al got to meet Perez Hilton.
To find out about future tour dates check out the band's website at www.thepolyphonicspree.com.