Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2010 13:39:33 GMT -8
For a while Beck was one of the greatest performers in the world. I saw him on every tour from Odelay to The Information. The Midnight Vultures tour was absolutely fucking incredible. But then he just got so damn bored and lazy, the fucking marionettes and lame shit like that...
Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2010 14:34:38 GMT -8
Bon Iver from last year's Squatch is up there.
of Montreal in SLC on the Aldhils Arboretum tour. Kevin Barnes (dressed in jeans and a white t-shirt) and co., performing in a leaky shack at the end of an alley. Back when they'd still play songs that pre-date Satanic Panic in the Attic (My Favorite Boxer, anyone?). The whole crew crashed at my girlfriend's house that night.
Similarly, the Decemberists show at the Merced Theater in early 2003, about six months before Her Majesty came out. They played to a crowd of maybe 40 people; Colin was running the merch stand. I got the whole band to sign a Castaways & Cutouts promotional poster for me -- Colin wrote "Remember Antietam! Love, Colin Meloy". Years later my cat gave birth on it.