10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 9. Preservation Hall Jazz Band 8. The Tallest Man On Earth 7. Dirty Projectors 6. Divine Fits 5. Built to Spill 4. Vampire Weekend 3. Elvis Costello & the Imposters 2. The Postal Service 1. Andrew Bird
Roadtrip with my sister yielded some interesting results:
The Postal Service - Give Up The Beatles - Rubber Soul The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart fun. - Some Nights Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism Phoenix - Bankrupt! The Lumineers - The Lumineers MGMT - Oracular Spectacular Vampire Weekend - Contra Father John Misty - Fear Fun Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt Tame Impala - Lonerism Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend MGMT - Congratulations The White Stripes - Elephant The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart Pavement - Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement The National - High Violet Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
I saw How to Destroy Angels at the Regency Ballroom last night. It was an amazing show. Although not to the same scale, the production was on the same level as Roger Waters' most recent The Wall tour. After the show, I watched some videos of their Coachella performance. Last night's show seemed much better for one main reason: the crowd was much more into it. Sure, it's much more of a visual display than anything else (Trent even said they spent over a year creating it), but the crowd was full of NIN fans who love everything Reznor does - except one guy next to me who commented on how it was amazing they were selling out shows only a few weeks after their album had been released... The vocals were mixed pretty low, but on songs that featured the vocals like "Ice Age," "How Long?" "On the Wing," and "We Fade Away," Mariqueen sounded great. She only addressed the crowd once (before the last song of the main set), and Trent never said a word, but it was a great time nonetheless.
Postal Service vs. Rusko. I like both, don't love either. Seen Rusko haven't seen PS. I think I would have more fun with Ruskos material to end the weekend. Game time decision. Maybe go first half of PS and last half of Rusko.
But if you don't see the end of The Postal Service, you won't get to sing along to "Such Great Heights" with everyone!
The Postal Service played their first show last night and there's some videos making their way up. It looks like it could be a pretty solid show this time around. They've got a live drummer which really makes it more interesting for me.
Ben is drumming on a few of the live tracks, just like he did their first time around. His role in DCfC often overshadows how talented of a musician he is. Last time I saw them, Ben drummed during an extended outro of "We Looked Like Giants," and it was great!