While they may be excellent candidates to be featured on another website, the band My Morning Jacket has a great live performance up at the PBS site for Austin City Limits. I know that C & JP watch this program religiously, but anybody else out there with even half an interest in music should tune in. In upcoming months the show will air a "Best Of" series of episodes featuring great live performances by bands such as Franz Ferdinand (this one was really good, although the other band featured, What Made Milwaukee Famous, was quite flat), Modest Mouse, (Robert Pollard in the now defunct) Guided by Voices, the Polyphonic Spree, Ozomatli, Sufjan Stevens and Calexico (one of my recent favorites).
Unfortunately, I was unable to see MMJ -- who have over the past year or two become one of my favorite bands on the planet. Instead, while the Death Cab / MMJ show aired on Friday, I was inside the secondSundance Cinema to open in the United States. Apparently the Sundance people purchased an older SF theater and are in the process of renovating it to bring it up to their "standards." Luckily for us, there weren't any $3 surcharges, although the new building in Madison is a glorious gem compared to the current state of the cinema in SF. Notably lacking from the SF version (so far) were the comfy chairs, cafe, advance ticketing, hip restaurant, bar and swanky decor that exist at Hilldale. Instead, they had a mostly hollow building with a small restaurant next door (which was pretty tasty, I have to admit). However, the movie was great and I encourage everyone to see SiCKO or at least rent it when it comes out.
I watched Austin City Limits last night...My Morning Jacket was pretty impressive. I thought Death Cab was OK too...I enjoy their music, but the concert wasn't anything special.
PBS is pretty fantastic...especially on the weekends. Friday night was Soundstage with Dashboard Confessional. They also have a lot of great cooking shows on Saturday morning...I particularly enjoy The Endless Feast.