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I adored ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead from their debut straight through to The Secret of Elena's Tomb, but despite a recent effort that's a big step back in the right direction, they've existed almost solely as a live band for me since then. But as a live band they still rule.
On Friday at Richard's, they pulled heavily from Madonna and Source Tags and Codes, but the songs drawn from the more recent part of their catalogue--songs that tend to fall on the softer side of the musical spectrum--were played with equal intensity.
Older tracks were still the highlights for me ("A Perfect Teenhood," "Richter Scale Madness," and a version of "Totally Natural" that ended with an entire drum kit spilling into the audience), but a performance of "Caterwaul" that featured Jason Reece crowd surfing and then wandering through the audience while singing was pretty ace.
The Biltmores are set to do another set of covers at... well, guess... on March 24th. Apparently the first go round was a riot.
Brad emailed about a party he's throwing at the ANZA on March 27th. Looks like they'll be spinning a little bit of everything, which is always nice in my books.
B-Lines, Search Parties, Dead Ghosts, and Golden Touch play a show at the showboat by Kits Pool on April 11th.
Half Alive and Exclaim! bring Thunderheist back to the Biltmore on April 25th. Winter Gloves support.
The same night, Atmosphere is at the Commodore.
Lucero is at the Biltmore on May 23rd with Black Joe Louis & the Honeybears.
now playing: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Poor Song
The Dears May 30 Richards on Richards
Presale this thursday.
Ohhh and how do you like the new Yeah Yeah Yeah's album?
and quite a lot. More than the last one for sure.