Thursday, May 20, 2010

Broken Bells @ The Music Box (at The Fonda) - 5/19/10

Last night, my BFF Sarah & I went to our 1st show ever just the 2 of us & it was FABULOUS! Back in early April, tickets for the Broken Bells show sold out in less than 10 minutes &, luckily, I set multiple alarms for the 10am Saturday sale so I'd be sure not to miss my small window of opportunity. Sarah & I were beyond grateful we were able to snag a pair of tickets since we had many friends who wanted to attend the show but couldn't because it sold out so quickly.

After months of hype surrounding their new collaborative project, James Mercer (of The Shins) & Danger Mouse (of Gnarls Barkley) definitely did not disappoint. Last night's performance was only the 2nd show of Broken Bells' debut tour yet it seemed as though James & Danger had been making music together for years.

James Mercer's voice sounds fantastic live & Danger Mouse is a pro on both drums & keyboard. I was also a big fan of the psychedelic lighting visualizations along with the band's sharp shadows cast onto the main screen behind them.

Other highlights included Broken Bells' beautiful cover of Crimson & Clover & the 2 song encore where they played one song I didn't recognize but LOVED (I assume/hope it'll be on their next album) then closed out the entire show with an awesome rendition October.

Your Head Is On Fire

Trap Doors

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