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Concert Review: Cordova - New York City, NY - The Annex - 08.03.2006
Have you ever been at an alt-punk show? "No where to stay? No where to go?" I have. In the midst of the worst heat wave to hit this side of the Sahara in years, Cordova decided to climb into their van and hit the road to New York.

I wandered into The Annex just in time to sniff some poppers and make my way to the stage, but it didn't matter. There were only about 12 people there anyway (any more and I'd consider this band too popular to like of course). Checking out Cordova themselves, I noticed that despite the blazing heat outside, the lead singer was wearing a straight up complete Harry Potter outfit: collared shirt, tie, sweater, and jacket. Huh? I was wearing shorts and still sweating. It's hard to look cool when you look so hot. His band-mates were not as dressed to impress in their street clothes, but who really cares about that?

Throwing global warming to the side, Cordova announced, "We're Cordova from Pennsylvania!" Hit it. Bang! The singer accidentally dropped his Epiphone creating the loudest, ear piercing noise I've perhaps ever heard. Jim Carrey from Dumb & Dumber (who coincidentally resembles the lead singer) would be proud.

cordovaLet's try this again. "We're Cordova from Pennsylvania!" Hit it. The mix was off. What the fucking hell. All I heard was a loud guitar and some drum cymbals. For the 80 billionth time, a band that might be descent got ripped-off by a bad mix. All I heard was Rnaaah Naaaa Crasssshh Naaaa Na Na Na Rnaaaah Nee Crassssh! From what I could make out, this band sounded like a cross between Cursive and The Descendents, but I don't really know much about music anyways, so I could be wrong.

Even though I couldn't make out a single note or understand a single word, Cordova was still impressive to watch. The singer, despite rumors of being over 30 years old, had the energy of a 29 year old. He flailed wildly around the stage, nearly spearing his band-mates with every note he jammed, breaking guitar strings, and almost eating stage over and over. How he actually played the songs during his antics were beyond me, but then again, I couldn't distinguish one guitar from the other anyway. The lead guitar player was a little more chill, but crazy enough, barely surviving as the singer's guitar swung inches from his head. Matt the drummer played like a man possessed, putting his weight into each and every cymbal crassshhhh. The John Entwistle-ish bass player watched the drums for cues, and could care less about putting on a show.

A few songs later I finally made out a word. "Forever". Yes, I actually understood a single word. This jam was actually my favorite, because I could also pick out a nicely played lead guitar line over the singer's rhythm. I like to think the song is called "Forever" ... That's what I call it in my head, anyways. Even though the mix was horrible, I was really liked that song. "Forever."

Another song, then another. By now I was getting drunk and really tired of the noise. Fun to watch, not fun to hear. If I wasn't so afraid of looking like a pussy in front of everybody, I might have plugged my ears. But, to my surprise, Cordova's set ended after only 6 short songs. Alhamdu Allah.

After they left the stage, I sat wondering if the band was good or not. Nothing against Cordova, or any loud emo band, but they really need to consider shelling out for a small sound team if they keep playing in bars. Why spend countless hours writing songs and practicing, if it's all going to transform into mush live? Even after watching Cordova for 40 minutes, I have no idea what they really sound like, but despite the weak crowd and mix, they gave it their all, and seem like they could be good I guess?

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your mom got back dated with a big black cock

I went to a concert last night that was almost ruined by the sound mix. They finally got it under control a few songs in to where it was passable.

Too Bad...

You should listen to their streaming songs on their site. recorded Cordova sounds bad-Ass.

oh please next time

your in nyc give us advance notice and we'll be sure to exclude you from every club on the LOWER EAST SIDE, if it was know that you were going to the annex you would have eaten shit

and yes thats a threat, you are not welcome in this city, come again, or if your still here. please advise where you'll be spending you shit wasted time.

you will eat shit, you will enjoy it
you will bleed

you little little bitch!

Re: oh please next time


Re: oh please next time

I'm not sure what you mean... I keep being referred to as a pussy, yet I have provided everyone in this forum with my address, phone number, email etc.

Then, I threw out a challenge for a live video fight to prove I am not a total beatch, and got no responses.

I was accused of writing fake reviews, when I have always provided valid contact info for all my posts.

You guys (singular?), on the other hand are completely anonymous. I am really just confused as to why I am being referred to as a pussy and dared to get beat up.

How can I make it up to you? By letting you jump me?

Re: oh please next time

that would work, PUSSY!


the redneck can move to the city, but the rednecks still a trashed drag queen looking garbage whore, your moms pussy is so loose!

nice one ken

great how you blast coldplay in the levy article but then down below you went to their show and came in your pants, what are you saying?

Re: nice one ken

99% of what this guy says is bullshit.
Not only do you love and hate coldplay.. but nice one how you blast george Bush as worst politician of 2005, then suck him off on reviews how awesome he is. You say hannity and combs and limbaugh are the worst shows of 2005 and then defend them later on?

Do you ever have a point

the fuck you kenny anderson song

"hey kenny, fuck you"




hey marine!

shoot shoot shoot how many many many gooks?
momma kin sucka time nazi party play times!

kenny watch his back on 8th street,
he might as well be black

Re: hey marine!

Whoever the fuck you are,

What the fuck are you saying? Learn to speak English, you East Coast piece of shit.

What does any of this have to do with Cordova?


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