Jeff Mangum was devastating tonight in the best ways. The show was really beautiful and celebratory. Honestly though, it will only work at Coachella if everyone is singing along super loud. Otherwise the noise bleed will be too much. Unless he is in a tent, but my guess is he will be in the Outdoor Theater.
That was incredible. Has he been playing with that much of a backing band? In The Aeroplane over the Sea was spectacular.....
That seems to be a fairly recent addition, but I could be wrong.
I'd heard that his opening band (a different one) joined him on a couple of songs for his previous dates), but I think the backing from Scott, Laura & company is recent. They did it on Sunday. Good sign for Coachella
at ATP the first two shows mangum played with no backing musicians at all. the third show he had a hack and a hacksaw accompany him for the fool and one other song, much to our surprise. I'd never heard of him using backup musicians other than that.
I was really surprised sunday when they were setting up all the extra mics and tuning a cello. I'm thrilled that he decided to do that. it adds so much.
It was awesome. The addition of the instruments was really nice. Jeff's voice is in top form...even more strong than it was at ATP. I'm so curious as to where/when he will play at Coachella. They should give him main at sunset.
YESSS. this talk of a horn section has me so excited... Listened to some NMH the other day and couldn't help but think how much we'd miss those horns at Coachella.
7/7 - Nir Felder - Backstage Live - HK
7/28 - JMSN - Hidden Agenda - HK
Jeff's second encore was unexpected and spectacular as well. Fantastic show.
On an unrelated note, if any of you bought waste tickets for Radiohead tomorrow, here's their update:
Just to update you – please read below from the venue;
Waste customers can begin picking up their tickets at 11:00AM on the day of the show at the venue box office with their photo IDs and printed out confirmations; there are no name changes allowed for these fan club tickets.
We hope you enjoy your evening,
I have an extra ticket now for the Youth Lagoon/Porcelain Raft show next Fri, 4/13 at Indy. $15.
PM me if you want it.
Phish @ Bill Graham Aug 17-19
Hey, I'm just hoping it rules them out as an OSL headliner. They're much more avoidable that way.
Fuck yes to horn section. Boo hiss to Youth Lagoon not being at Coachella.
Also, I forgot, but how fucking beautiful was "Glue" by the opener? I had never heard that song nor anything by the Gerbils, but my God was that great.
This was too awesome
I may have to go see phish this time.
what's the deal with this phish ticket registration thing?
07/24 Social Studies @ GAMH (?)
07/28 Yumi Zoumi @ The Rickshaw Stop
07/31 Ratatat @ The Regency
08/07-08/09 OSL @ Golden Gate Park
08/17 Cayucas @ The Independent
08/26 MSTRKRFT @ The Mezzanine
08/28 Booka Shade @ The Mezzanine
09/18-9/20 TBD Fest @ Sacramento
09/23 Say Lou Lou @ The Independent
10/02 The Tragically Hip @ The Masonic
10/03 Tove Lo @ The Fox Theatre (?)
10/10 Beirut @ The Greek Theatre
10/14 AlunaGeorge @ The Mezzanine (?)
So is this a Danzig Legacy gig or just a straight up Misfits songs show?
05/27 - Danzig w/ Doyle with featuring music by Danzig with Danzig & Doyle performing The Misfits @ Warfield
*based upon tedious fact checking.
It seemed like the latter. Wish I wasn't going to be out of town that weekend.