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Given my love of all things Pacific Northwest  and Britpop, it’s no surprise that I have a soft spot for The Dandy Warhols.  The band expertly blends the brashness and hook-laden landscapes of their UK influences with Portlander moxie.  I had forgotten how much I dig on them until I their 2010 retrospective of their Capitol years (1995-2007) crossed my path.  It doesn’t have all of my favorite Dandy’s songs but that’s to be expected when they only have 14 spaces for classic tracks.

This Friday, December 3, 2010, The Dandy Warhols will be at the Showbox Market in support of this celebration of their fine Capitol catalog with Blue Giant opening. It’s going to be a spectacular scene listening to them cut through the lesser hook’d album tracks and hitting all points “Not If Your Were The Last Junkie On Earth,” “We Used To Be Friends,” “The Last High” and playing a new recording, “This is The Tide.”

Would it be to much to ask that they encore with some tracks from their debut album Dandys Rule: OK {one of my favorite albums of all time} even though it was released on indie label Tim/Kerr {in their pre-Capitol days}?  The band is devoting a Portland show to their first two albums where Peter, Zia and Courtney will join up with original Dandy’s drummer Eric Hedford for a one-time only performance of select tracks from the first 2 Dandy Warhols albums. This gig will be at the soon-to-be out of business all ages club Satyricon, where the band got their start back in 1994.

Let’s all hope for {and request} “TV Theme Song”  from Dandys Rule: OK!