Going to concerts has been one of my favorite things to do since I started going to local shows around 1999 or so. However, I haven’t been making good on this for the last few years due to either lack of funds, lack of interesting active bands (to be read as: The Paper Chase disbanding), or just blatant laziness. So when I finally convince myself to buy a concert ticket, I’m pretty excited.
Tonight I had the pleasure of watching a band called Crosses. I consider myself lucky and can thank the fact that I now live in Los Angeles for this opportunity. Crosses is the side project for Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Shaun Lopez (Far) so they were able to garner immediate interest without playing a single show. About a half year after their first release (which can be legally downloaded for free right here) they finally put together a live band and started playing shows. However, they aren’t really “on tour” since they aren’t packing into a van/bus and carting themselves from city to city on a string of shows. Besides a week-long run at the start of February, they just kind of pop up here and there. Currently, their only advertised shows are in Argentina and Chile. So you can imagine my excitement when I received an e-mail last week informing me that they would be playing tonight at a place that is 3.5 miles from my house. It came out of nowhere and I purchased my ticket immediately.