Fresh off the news that Ted Leo is coming to Hilton Head, we found out Friday that Conor Oberst will play here in November. Repeat: that’s two Pitchfork favorites playing on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina within a month of each other. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE??? We’re through the looking glass here, people.
I swear to blog, if this place turns into the new Williamsburg the minute I move away, I will come back and go all sickhouse on every bed-headed person I see. Then I’ll take up golf and yell at these bastards to turn that infernal racket down because I can’t hear the sound of my yacht drying. Next come the cranky letters to the editor. Oh you think you’ve seen cranky letters to the editor before, but just you wait. The words “shocked and appalled” will be armed with an unprecedented sense of outrage that will send fear rippling through every ironic T-shirt in a 50-mile radius.
In related news, we’re running Four Weeks of Ted Leo in The Guide to lead up to the show. Why? Because we don’t want to embarrass Hilton Head by having Ted and the boys play to a crowd of six local newspaper reporters.
Reason No. 1: This may be the first punk show in the history of Hilton Head.