WBEZ | David Prowse http://www.wbez.org/tags/david-prowse Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Pitchfork Day 1: No Tim Hecker but Japandroids http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2012-07/pitchfork-day-1-no-tim-hecker-japandroids-100894 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/japandroids.jpg" title="Brian King of Japandroids. (Photo by Robert Loerzel)" /></div><p><strong>Tim</strong> <strong>Hecker</strong>, tell us how it was hanging out in the rain, because I definitely didn&#39;t make it to your set as it downpoured (through sunlight?). Which seems appropriate, given how half of outdoor festivals is talking about and braving the elements.</p><p>But as for fellow Canadians&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://japandroids.com/">Japanroids </a></strong>-- moshin&#39;, ya know? I didn&#39;t go into this weekend a fan of Brian King and David Prowse&#39;s particular brand of sweaty punk jams. But man were they effusive and by the end of their set I was, if not converted, questioning. Perhaps that was because of King&#39;s boyish charm. Any sign of recent turmoil between the two was gone; the duo seemed incredibly thankful to be at the festival, talking so fast it was hard to hear what they were saying.</p><p>&quot;You&#39;re going to want to pay attention because there&#39;s a f*cking drum solo in this one by yours truly, David,&quot; said King of his bandmate as they charged into yet another song. You&#39;d have thought the drum solo was King&#39;s; he managed to play, sing and air drum at the same time.</p><p>Particularly notable was their performance of the single off their new album&nbsp;<em>Celebration Rock</em>, &quot;The House That Heaven Built.&quot; What an anthem; you think it&#39;s over and then all of a sudden it amps up again, as they chant &quot;Oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhhh&quot; (it&#39;s better than it looks, I promise).</p><p>&quot;We&#39;ll be hanging around this weekend, so if you see us, say hi,&quot; said King, clearly the vocal one of the pair. If this performance is to be believed, he means it.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/japandroids2.jpg" title="David Prowse of Japandroids. (Photo by Robert Loerzel)" /></div></p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/jim-derogatis/2012-07/pitchfork-day-1-no-tim-hecker-japandroids-100894