Monday, February 25, 2008

Live Review: St. Vincent with Foreign Born

Hey there! So, I was just sitting around doing some homework, planning on a pretty late night until news came about that the homework was no longer due the next day... So, we decided to go to this concert at the Wex. It was at the black box on mershon stage. Anyway, I had never heard of either of these bands, and I've got to say, I was pretty impressed. Before I left I checked the similar artists page on and it said Andrew Bird, so I was pretty pumped.

The show started at 8, but the band was late, so we didn't actually get let in till about 8:30 or so. It was kinda funny, while we were waiting for them to open the doors at the wex one of the band members was knocking on the door like the rest of us. It made no sense, they kept us outside for a good 15 minutes or so, then let us into the area like between the main door and the door to the lobby. After that 15 minute wait, they let us onto the stage. I had never been to the Black Box on Mershon Stage...however, I've been in the auditorium for the Wilco/Andrew Bird show. Anyway, the place was cool. It had light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and the sound was pretty good in my opinion.

Anyway, as for the opening act, Foreign Born, they were pretty good. They played a pretty solid set I'd say. They were pretty entertaining to watch. They played a bunch of new songs (not that I had heard any anyway). I'm definitely gonna have to check out their album.

Then St. Vincent took the stage. They were very interesting, with a violin, clarinet, sampler pad and a bunch of neat pedals. When they first came on the lead singer had brought out a bunch of colored wooden tree-like structures, which she would later revel to serve the purpose of making it look like they were giants in a psychedelic forest, haha, she was pretty funny, and man could she wail on that guitar. Lots of the songs delved a little into psychedelia, and some were just pretty rockin'. Being a fan of the violin, I couldn't help but love it. Also, she did a pretty rad Beatles cover. Overall, thanks to Zach for getting me to go and stop with the homework, awesome show.

Definitely check these bands out, I'll be on the lookout for 'em.

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