Below is an extended Q&A from our recent spotlight on ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, which plays the House of Blues tonight.
You might not know Josh Dibbs, aka Deakin, but you know Animal Collective, who are going to be dropping some neon tribal screeds tonight at the House of Blues (with guest Dan Deacon, no relation).
Electro-indie alt band Wolf Parade don't tour all that often. So, I was a little surprised to see that they had booked a gig at the House of Blues this past Monday; I wasn't sure the relatively low-profile canuks' fan base could fill the venue. I needn't have worried. Though the show was mostly designated to the ground floor, (one or two lone guys were milling around up on the balcony, and they might have been HoB employees) there were more than enough jazzed up fans pressing towards the stage to match the wired energy that band was dispensing.
Before leaving my apartment last evening - following a weekend of Halloween hysteria and anticipating what’s sure to be a debauchery-packed Election Day - I was hardly psyched about reviewing Redman, Method Man, and Snoop Dogg at the House of Blues. But like several other Sunday night survivors, I successfully summoned the correct mood with a Red Bull and some chronic.