Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Explosions in the Sky, The Paper Chase, Elvium - Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's, 3/13/07: SHOW REVIEW

I will start by saying that I must be cursed. Not a bad curse, just an annoying one that prevents me from bringing a good digital camera to show. Argh. Anyway, I was able to snap off some crappy pics with my camera phone (why the fuck gimme a phone with a camera in it, if it takes the shittiest pictures ever?), it'll just have to do for now. Well, on to the review. Eluvium started the show off...let me state that I am a fan of his music, but after seeing his live set, I can't say I would ever see him live again. I was bored to fucking tears. If you're just gonna sit on the floor, not move an inch & do nothing but play your music EXACTLY how it sounds on the CD, then I'll save my money and just listen to my CD. The Paper Chase was up next, and infused a much needed amount of ENERGY into the show. I've already seen this band before, and they never disappoint. Tight math-y, post-rock with percussive vocals, crashing pianos & freaky samples all in sync with perfectly choreographed lurching and shuddering. These guys are complete bad-asses, too bad the crowd sucked. Hardly anyone moved at all. What the fuck? Is it really that uncool to move around or get into the music? I didn't see anybody over the age of 45, so you boring as fuck people have no excuse. Ah well. Of course Explosions in the Sky (now on referred to as EitS) closed the show, and maybe some of those boring-as-fuck people were just waiting for them to play before showing any signs of life. Man, EitS really are a cut above most others bands in their genre. They are amazing musicians, and equally amazing performers. There was so much happiness and enthusiasm in their performance, when they/the music would explode so would we (me and my friends..and a handful of uncool movers & shakers).
This is what it's supposed to sound like. This is what it's supposed to feel like. EitS put on one of the best shows I've ever seen, and all I have to say is, thank you. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

How about that jackass booing because there was no encore? I felt bad for Munaf. Eits played their ass off putting everything they had into it and this joker has the nerve to boo them.

That being said, it was a truly a fantastic show - I was so impressed with the sound. Any news on wether or not the show was recorded?

indietodd said...

I haven't found out yet, but rest assured if it was I'll post 'em. And yeah, that dude was a douche. Eits blew me away, I couldn't have asked for more.

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