What a great show! I've been waiting on this one for a couple of years now. I saw The Avett Brothers at the WOW Hall in 2007 (having never heard them before) and have been a big fan ever since. If you're up in Portland, you should definitely try your luck at getting into the Crystal Ballroom tonight or tomorrow night. Their show at the McDonald had a great mix of their older material and what I'm guessing is new stuff from their upcoming album, I and Love and You. You can check out a setlist and read fan reviews from the show here.
Click on any image to view the complete gallery of photos from last night.
You already know the deal. I don't have to write it. There are very few bands out there that can put on a show like The Roots. Seeing them live is like listening to your favorite mixtape. They hit you with a range of material from their 16 years in the game along with cleverly weaved-in covers of artists you may not expect. & they somehow manage to keep the energy level at 11 the entire time.
Three things I will say:
â€¢ New Roots album coming this summer entitled How I Got Over.
â€¢ Local Cut posted an interesting interview with Questlove
â€¢ Questlove's twit on walking the streets of Eugene cracked me the f up.
I was late getting to the McD Saturday ... even though I THOUGHT I was early. (Note to self: shows that say they start at 8 actually DO start at 8 sometimes.) So I missed Lyrics Born's set. Literally walked in as he was walking off stage. But he and Joyo were kind of enough to let me get a few photos backstage afterwards. He also filled me in on his plans to get his new album out by fall. Download a taste of the new stuff and keep up to date on the latest LB news here.
mcdonaldtheatre You heard it here first: Neko Case at the McDonald, Sunday June 7th...tickets on sale March 6th, we expect it to sell out, so don't miss it!
Case's new album Middle Cyclone is out March 3.