The Cat Empire – Yay! We went last year, thinking it might be our only chance, and now they are back! This time we took a trip to San Diego to see them. WAY better than LA. The venue was smaller, more like the Rialto. Way fewer assholes too. So that made the whole thing more enjoyable. The band was awesome as always. The new music is all very good (they didn’t play the couple of songs I really don’t like, fortunately). Similar, but still very impressive, extended instrumentation breaks as last year. These guys are crazy talented. So much fun.