Memorial Hall — stage set with an installation by Karl Jensen
The former I’d heard about when Erik interviewed them for Bears Gone Wild. He told me I should bring down some bubba shirts for the fellas, so that’s exactly what I did. Friendly guys those Grizzly Bears, accepting the bag of shirts graciously before putting on a sweet show. And by sweet I mean awesome, with unusual instrumentation and great harmonies. A little melancholy, a little fuzzy, and all totally enthralling.
Mental note: send out a camo tee to their sound dude.
Closing out the event was Andrew Bird and call me silly, but I was a virgin to his music prior to this evening. I am correcting this oversight by delving into his catalogue after experiencing a decided and significant “whoa” by his performance. A multi-instrumentalist who builds his song onstage with such a demeanor that you believe every word from his lips and pluck of his violin. That is, if you were one who might not believe violins before.
My words no good, here’s a video of Imitosis on a French television program.
And alas, there are lots more photos, but I’ve got to hit the pavement and then follow-up on emails, do my taxes, and (insert the avalanche of Monday).
Current music: Andrew Bird “Imitosis”