Yea it's really John Dufilho from Deathray Davies(Now the drummer for Apples in Stereo)
So I was at the Apples in Stereo
concert last Saturday. I was standing around and this bookish man (covered with a hat, glasses, scarf, and layers and layers of clothing!) he asked me, "Hey, is that an Avengers
I told him, yes, and challenged him to guessing who the artist is.
He concentrated and stared and after a few minutes answered, "Is it Gil Kane?" (It was not)
So I told him it was George Perez, and then we got into a conversation about DC and Marvel comics. It was pretty nerdy.
So after a while, I asked him, "Hey, what's your name?"
Turns out, he's Robert Schneider, singer and songwriter of Apples in Stereo.
Too embarrassing. (And who knew he was such a big comic book geek?)
The song I have picked out is from one of their old albums, because I have not had a chance to listen to the new one, "New Magnetic Wonder", which was released a few weeks ago.
The song is quite fitting as it does contain the line:
"I'll see you around, up and downtown. What's your name now? I'll write it down."
As for the concert, they did manage to do "What's the #" on their encore, as you can see on the setlist. The very last song was not Ruby, it was "Tidal Wave", from Fun Trick Noisemaker
(and Science Faire
: John Dufilho, from the Deathray Davies
is now the drummer for Apples in Stereo, replacing Hilarie Sidney (the only girl in the band).Bonus
: More pictures of the show on Flickr at Brody
. You can also download Toronto (20 Feb 2007)
and read about Chicago (23 Feb 2007)