I tried. I really tried! I told everyone, "Foals. Troubadour, May 24th, $10! Or, for my more northern comrades, "Foals, Popscene, Thursday!!!" Well, now all I can say is I TOLD YOU SO!!! This band won't be returning to a club that small, for a price cheaper than their cd, ever again. The Troubadour was just 1 day after their appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and they now have a slot at a few of this summers upcoming Download Festivals.
How good are Foals? I actually own the CD. As in "I bought it from Amoeba, burned it, and didn't return it for 75% credit" good. In an attempt to not bore the reader with fawning adjectives, I will just say they were perfect live. They played every song off Antidotes and included grooovy improv jams at the beginning, during a broken string change, and at the intro to the encore. As any good band should, they didnt save their singles Cassius or Balloons for the predictable encore. Bravo, thank you, and see you again.
Two Steps Twice
Red Socks Pugie
Foals - Cassius