One of The Music Desk's favorite albums of 2016 was Car Seat Headrest's Teens of Denial and one of our favorite shows of that same year was Car Seat Headrest's performance at Terminal West, so much so that we anxiously anticipated their next set in the Atlanta region at the 2017 Shaky Knees Festival.
So imagine our excitement when, well over a year later, CSH returns to Atlanta for a show tonight at Variety Playhouse.
We instinctively knew not to buy advance tickets, mainly because it was a Monday night show and who knows what might come up on a Monday? What fresh hell we might have to deal with?
Our instincts were right, because some stuff did come up (more on that in posts later this week) and we wouldn't have been able to make it. Or to the Friday night show at The Fox Theater (St. Paul & The Broken Bones) either, for which a dear friend had kindly scored us some tickets.
We haven't been to a show since last July 17, when Animal Collective performed at Symphony Hall. This may be one of the longest hiatuses outside of the mid-winter doldrums in quite some time.
At least we have David Byrne at The Fox to look forward to next week. Meanwhile, we'll just have to content ourselves with basking in the nostalgia of past Car Seat Headrest performances.