Thursday, August 02, 2007

Silversun Pickups Re-Cap

All things considered I was pretty impressed with the Silversun Pickups show last night at Slowdown. I wasn't "blown away" by the show or anything, but I was impressed with the band's enthusiasm and musicianship. The band seemed to be having a genuinely good time, and the audience was among the most enthusiastic I have seen in Omaha (a town notorious for mediocre crowd response). I missed all but the last song from openers, Sea Wolf. I heard they were good, though.

I was fortunate to get my little VIP spot in the balcony which is the only place to see a show at Slowdown as far as I'm concerned. The floor is for suckers. As usual, I took my crappy cell phone picture of the event, but if you want to see some great photos from last night, check out Omahype's photo page of the event here.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks once again for your suggestion that I check out Silversun Pickups. I really like "Carnavas" a lot, and in fact I like it somewhat better than the new Smashing Pumpkins disc. I find that the two bands have a similar sound, but Silversun Pickups seem to have a little more energy on record. I would love to see either group in a concert!

    Have you checked out Ghostland Observatory? My daughter and I saw them at the Sasquatch Festival and we were blown away. If fortune smiles, we may go see them play in Seattle on October 13 (I have a potential conflict with that date, but if I can get it resolved, I'm there!) GO is like a cross between Devo, soul, funk, and techno. The vocalist is fabulous, and the instrumentalist is pretty danged good. They're only a two-member band, but that doesn't really matter... their stage show is pretty awesome. If they're ever in your neighborhood, check 'em out! Their CDs (they have two that I know of) are both good. Good songs to check out are "Silver City", "Midnight Voyage" and "Sad Sad City".

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  2. I haven't heard of that band, but I will look into them.

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