It takes a lot for any band to prove themselves to me, the writer of this amazing news article. The criterion has always been that the band must surpass my ability to make immature jokes about them. Luckily, Austin, Texas band Explosions in the Sky have decided to go on tour this spring just as I have become an outpatient at a treatment facility for people who are addicted to making immature jokes. Here’s a few examples of why I can no longer make jokes about the group:
• Ejaculation-related jokes “explosions in my eye, exploding on my thigh, etc.” – all trite and useless now.
• Jokes about Friday Night Lights – old, repetitive, and stale.
• Poking fun at post-rock – my great-grandma makes post-rock jokes all the time now, so it’s obviously not cool anymore.
• Jokes about guys being so “emotional” with their instruments – it’s okay to cry. And it’s time to stop being a jerk!
So congratulations, Explosions in the Sky! You can go on tour in support of your 2011 album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (TMT Review) without anyone joshing you. Soak it in, guys!
04.05.12 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
04.06.12 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater & Club
04.07.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
04.08.12 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
04.11.12 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
04.12.12 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
04.13.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.16.12 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theater
04.20.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
04.22.12 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
04.24.12 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
05.25.12 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival