"Onstage we're madness, flying and bumping into each other."
One ATH MySpace pal hailed Osegueda with "Heal well, ya knucklehead," but I'll keep it simple with a "Watch out for low-flying projectiles at all times."
SWEET HOME CHARLESTON Or rather, Mount Pleasant. Band of Horses vocalist-guitarist Ben Bridwell, 29, has relocated from Seattle to that town along with his bandmates, also South Carolina natives. The former Carissa's Wierd member decided to make the move amid writing his upcoming, untitled Sub Pop album. "Definitely two fighting little forces there, happiness and sadness," he says, attempting to describe the recording, to which he still feels far too close. "I'm not trying to say I'm a tortured artist or depressed kinda dude," Bridwell adds. "Being affected by the Seattle weather had some effect, and relationships falling apart and falling in love again or being around my family."
But did he have any hesitation about getting close to the land still living down Hootie and the Blowfish? "I've heard about it since the day I was born!" Bridwell says of South Carolina's rep. "You mean for starting the Civil War and continuing to fly the [Confederate] flag over the state Capitol? There's definitely some stigma attached to my home state, but every place has some good people and bad people and ignorant people. I love South Carolina. I love my beautiful house, though of course I don't really get to hang out in it. But I can walk to my dad's house, have some beers, and stumble home." Schweet, indeed. *
ALL TIME HIGHS
With Bimbo Toolshed and Seize the Night
Fri/6, 9 p.m., $8
Annie's Social Club
917 Folsom, SF
BAND OF HORSES
With A Decent Animal and Stardeath and White Dwarfs
Thurs/5, 8 p.m., $20 (sold out)
Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell, SF