I found out Erin McKeown was playing last night at The Mill, so Chad and I got tickets. She delivered and rocked, which was nice after the boring ass Bright Eyes letdown.
One thing I learned about Erin McKeown last night that I didn't previously know was that she has a particular fan following. To be more specific, when I got there, Chad and I were pretty much the only guys there, and our hair was longer than all of girls there. Not that it made a difference, it actually made it more fun, Chad and I singing out loud amongst a sea of young Iowa City lesbians.
Chad and Hillary, Leah, Sarah, Nicole and I went.
I ran into a friend that works in the ER, Glenn, who plays guitar at The Mill some nights.
After the show I ran into Erin, and had just enough beers to strike up a conversation. I thought she might not give me the time of day, judging me as some frat guy, but she was actually really cool. She probably thought I was gay, that's why. Anyway, she insisted we take the picture hold-the-camera-yourself style, which made for cooler pics in the end.
They just got done playing at South by Southwest and were kicking off their tour starting in Iowa City. So, she might be coming around, and I recommend catching the show if you have time.