Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The Monarch with Sad Accordians, Sunset, Zookeeper and others!?
Seeing five bands in a row is a daunting task, especially in a venue where the energy level just barely beats out a dentist's waiting room. So I am going cover the highlights, and let the charts speak for themselves.
Sad Accordians was the first band that played into the cavernous room at the Monarch. I was immediately hooked by Ben Lance's (who plays in Zookeeper) vocals, which gently filled the room with a heartbreaking honesty. The best songs were a slow electronic wash of instruments, where Ben's lyrics are clearly articulated overtop.
One of my favorite songs was a cover of the song (I can't help) Falling in Love with You, which was a truly beautiful twist on the old classic. A projector was set up in the middle of the room and images of vintage cartoons fluttered over them as they played. It was quite a festival for the eyes and ears, if not the active bodies (most people clung to their chairs on the edge of the room).
Posted by desperate bicyles at 4:42 PM