Harmonic Convergence: Fleet Foxes @ The Fillmore

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Blitzen Trapper joins Fleet Foxes on stage for the final encore.

It was a lovely evening of music this Tuesday at The Fillmore with Blitzen Trapper and Fleet Foxes. Truth be told, Robin Pecknold’s new haircut threw me a bit and I spent much of the night coming to terms with it.  (Grow it back, I say!) The band pulled out some new songs throughout the night, showcasing Robin’s amazing pipes.  Musically, it was a bit ‘more of the same’ though.  And I couldn’t help question, with so much talent in that band, why some of the other members aren’t showcased? Drummer J. Tillman is an amazing artist and a force in his own right. I know the Fleet Foxes have ‘a sound’, which is incredible, but it is a lot of the same tempos and rhythms. So I couldn’t help wondering, are they missing an opportunity by not letting other band members come to the forefont?  It would certainly mix things up a bit and make for a more dynamic band – perhaps helping their longevity and fan engagement in the long run. What do you think?

Listen to “Sun It Rises”

6 thoughts on “Harmonic Convergence: Fleet Foxes @ The Fillmore

  1. I think that’s a very valid point. While I enjoyed seeing these guys in concert last year, they could certainly go the route of the legendary CSNY – whom they are often compared to – and exchange the spotlight.

  2. I was at this concert too–and totally agree with your post. I kind of fell in love with the Michael Cera look alike lead guitarist, though. I found out later his name is Skylar Skjelset, which makes me love him a little more, even though he looks like he’s 15.

  3. Talk about ideal show! You are a lucky duck. Robin and the boys don’t get up to Toronto or Montreal too much, hopefully this summer!

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