Another take on Sunday's indie-palooza at the Bank of America Pavilion with Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls. Check out Alex Cavallo's Phlipcam video here.
If you look at the giant curvature of the ceiling covering the seats at the Bank of America Pavilion at just the right angle, you can almost feel like you are in the belly of some terrible whale when you are at the wrong show.
Vampire Weekend--Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
The weather was fittingly inclement for the last show of the summer at the
Bank of America Pavilion last night. In fact it was damn freezing. Not
that it deterred any of the very amped up Vampire Weekend fans who
turned out in droves to see the clean-cut indie kids play the last gig
on the last leg of their summer tour.
We may have mentioned this once or twice, but we love Beach House here at the Phoenix HQ. Their album Teen Dream has been in our lives for kind of a while now, and it's still just spectacular. Our bro-in-arms Nick Curran was at their recent sold-out show at the (very dark) Paradise and shot this video of them doing "10 Mile Stereo."
As we just got through saying, we are firmly in year-end list season. And since it's 2009, we're also in decade-end list season (vote here! You're telling me you don't have an opinion on the Knife vs. LCD Soundsystem? Or In Rainbows vs. Veckatimest?). And all that's fine. It's kind of fun, even, sometimes.
I know there's a lot of other things in the news right now that people would rather talk about -- moon bombing, Obama's prize, CB Bucknor, Jim + Pam, etc. -- so I'll be brief in discussing last night's Grizzly Bear show.
The Grizz are in an interesting place right now. Sure, they're nominally a hip, "indie rock" band, but their sound is pretty far removed from the Pavements, Superchunks, and Neutral Milk Hotels of the world (to say nothing of Animal Collective or Deerhunter).