Saturday, May 5, 2007

Pasta Weekend Part One and a Half: VooDoo Doughnut


Okay, so doughnuts can't technically be considered pasta, and most of this post is about music anyway, but just bear with me for a bit.

My friend John and I went to Dante's this evening to see Tapes 'n Tapes, who are currently on tour with Ladyhawk and The Harlem Shakes. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to catch any of the Shakes, but Ladyhawk went on just as we had our beers in hand. Ladyhawk is a terrible name for a band, if you ask me, but they were quite impressive. Sort of an agressive roots rock sort of thing, what Richmond Fontaine might sound like if they were a bit more dischordant. Their lead guitarist pulled some very interesting noises out of his guitar, in an almost Kevin Shields sort of way.

Tapes 'n Tapes were great as well, although it took them a few songs to get up to speed, and their keyboard player seemed to be having some issues. They played quite a bit of new material (they apparently have a new record slated for a fall release), as well as most of the songs from their current record, The Loon, and a few older songs. They played Coachella a week ago. Wish I could've gotten down there to see that! It's always good to see a band on the verge of breaking. You can tell they're excited and having a lot of fun, but at the same time they're still a little hungry. There's a pretty funny clip on YouTube that they were involved in, by the way. Check it out here.

So here's where this becomes food-related. After the show, John and I walked across the street to VooDoo Doughnut, which opens at 10 pm, and does a brisk post-Dantes business with doughnuts such as the Blood Filled VooDoo Doughnut (which oozes jam when stabbed), the Memphis Mafia (chocolate chips, banana and peanut butter) and my favorite, the Maple Bacon Bar. Mmmm... Post-Rock doughnuts...

4 comments:

The Pastry Pirate said...

i heard about voodoo... apparently they had a hangover donut that had pepto bismol in it but had to stop selling it because they weren't licensed to sell "medicinal items." the donut as medicine... somewhere, homer simpson is smiling.

tommy said...

Not just Pepto Bismol... Pepto Bismol and NyQuil! They had to see the FDA shutting that one down...

Anonymous said...

I hope you're doing a lot of hiking to work off the doughnuts! LGS

Trisha said...

But don't doughnuts and pasta contain some of the same basic ingredients? I believe therefore they are perfectly fine for this themed blog.