I can’t emote enough about Grizzly Bear. I truly believe they are one of the seminal bands of our time and will inspire a generation of musicians to come. And they’re so young! But oh so talented. Each of them playing a multitude of instruments and contributing vocally to their beautiful, ethereal harmonies. The sound they create is simply symphonic. Their instrumental and vocal arrangements are so beautiful, well-crafted and of such far grander proportions I have a hard time lumping them into the category of ‘indie rock.’
As much as I love Grizzly Bear, as was just as excited to see Here We Go Magic. On the album, Luke Temple’s voice is on par with that of Ed Droste. In person, there’s absolutely no comparison. Mr. Droste wins hands down. I was actually quite disappointed with Here We Go Magic. Their album is great, it just didn’t translate live for me.
So with that, I’ll leave you with a video I captured from the show. It wasn’t until later did I learn that you’re not supposed to do that. I didn’t know! I don’t get to The Fillmore much. I usually stick to the smaller venues and shoot video no problem. It just seems a shame to let it go to waste. So I put it here with the pinky promise that – cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye -I will never ever shoot video at The Fillmore again.
Looks like we were at the same show again without bumping into each other. Glad you enjoyed the show as much as I did. I definitely agree that they’re one of the more important bands on the scene right now – although I’m not sure I think they’re live show stands up to their studio output.
I’m surprised you didn’t like Here We Go Magic live though – I was pleasantly surprised. I thought they had a very Talking Heads feel (complete with Tina Weymouth look alike on bass).
Check in later tonight – I’ll be posting some great shots from our photo editor.
Hey Jay, I definitely will! Hopefully we’ll cross paths soon, at a smaller venue 🙂