But not everyone is pleased. Let's take a look at today's LJ-World talkback.
justforfun says: "Aron Cromwell is a 1st class moron!!! And of course east Lawrence had stronger voting for it, the house values are crap and they arent worth sh*t. Westside to support the eastside as usual, the busses, and now the Library/ homeless hangout. Nice goin Democrat do-gooders."
Chip: "I don't understand all of his points, but I suspect I agree with them."
The Jackpot offers a rare early evening show tonight: Woven Bones. Pitchfork's review of the Austin garage-rockers is not exactly stellar (6.6) but the band is compared to everyone from the Velvets to Spacemen 3 to Echo and the Bunnymen, so surely at least one of those comparisons is enough to entice a handful of hipsters to leave their pads prior to midnight.
Here's our favorite excerpt from the Pitchfork review:
"These tunes seem almost too cool for melody... You'd be hard-pressed to finger a highlight amidst these 26 svelte minutes, given the record's compositional tunnelvision, yet the effect's not samey but, rather, hypnotic."
The opening statement there is about as perfect a description of hipster music as we've yet seen. Also, "samey" is a real word (we had to check), but it sounds like one that a five-year old would use.
See you at the show.
Believe it or not, A. Rusc.n's "party pics" from last week's Fashion Monsters Fashion Show are up on L.com in a timely fashion. Here's a glimpse of the evening's highlight (the make-out session during the Westboro Baptist-themed entry) followed by a scenester zombie (is he a zombie?). Click to enlarge and, as ever, spot that scenester and claim a free beer from the LC.
See the full photo gallery here: