Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sunset Rubdown, Katie Eastburn @ The Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA 4/30/07 : SHOW REVIEW

He shaved off his moustache. Yep, looks like Spencer got tired of his hipster upper lip. I think he was feelin' better this time around too (he had a flu/cold thing last time we saw him), because he was in top form. Hell, the whole band was. The show was fucking AMAZING!! Absolutely no complaints. The vibe was electric...people were giving ovations before they even played anything, and then going absolutely ape-shit after the first song. I can't help but feel I was at something historical, like seeing Bob Dylan in a small NY café in 1967 or Neutral Milk Hotel at The 40 Watt in 1999. Words almost can't explain how incredible this band is, almost. "Hooray" comes to mind. They previewed some new material at the show, including "Winged/Wicked Things", all of which were just as good as anything they've done so far if not better. They must be destined for greater things, because I can't imagine them not having the same effect on everyone who hears their music. Seriously, this is as close to a religious experience as I'll ever have. I love every project of Spencer's, but Sunset Rubdown is now by far my favorite. I can't speak for everyone at the show, but I'm never going to miss a Sunset Rubdown show ever. Unless I die, or my wife is giving birth to my child. But otherwise, not missing it. No sir.