So this is a little off-topic for us, consider it a retro IT Department post. Erasure tickets were a final birthday present to the wife and I was given the opportunity to take photos of the show. This may surprise people, but it was one of the best shows this year. The sold out crowd was ready to have a great time, so many overheard conversations about the last time seeing them live. The venue was ideal. Andy Bell let it loose and left most of the crowd in awe that he still has it vocally.
There are a few more comments and plenty of glorious Bell/Clarke goodness after the break.
Ola Podrida opens for Explosions in the Sky in a homecoming show for the local instrumental rock band vaulted to relative stardom because of a TV Show about High School Football. ACL Live plays host as a loyal audience takes in a meandering mix of songs over EITS’s successful by instrumental rock standards career.
Jump for impressions and pics…
Austin boys Explosions in the Sky have been making great music and representing this town for over ten years at this point in their career. They are truly are a great band, an even better live band, and anyone still needing to check them off their live show list should head out to ACL Live on Friday night. Apparently tickets are still available, and our amigo Ola Podrida is opening up so you really have no reason to not be here. Should be an awesome night for live music.
Download: Explosions – Welcome, Ghosts [MP3]
Zach Condon brought Beirut to town after playing Free Press Fest in Houston on the way to Bonaroo. New material is starting to trickle out to the intarwebs, but the older songs show no age as they are timeless. The mix of a little new material with the best of the band’s catalog made for an amazing and sweeping playlist for an artist just twenty-five years of age. Twin Sister came along for this gig at the Moody Theater at ACL Live (what I now call the Bat Cave).
More about the show and plenty of pics after the jump…