Saturday, May 1, 2010

Phantogram & The Antlers @ The Troubadour - 4/30/10

I was first introduced to both Phantogram & The Antlers a few weeks ago when my friend Del told me their 4/30 show at The Troubadour was THE show to see. I immediately bought myself a ticket & THEN I started listening to both bands' albums.

Eyelid Movies by Phantogram & Hospice by The Antlers are records you can listen to straight through because every song is THAT good & they're both albums you want to hear over & over again. I'm SO happy I took Del's advice & went to the Phantogram/Antlers show last night because it was one of the best small venue shows I have ever seen :-)

Phantogram & The Antlers are both ridiculously good live. I've got a new girl crush on super sexy Sarah Barthel of Phantogram. She's SO into the music, it's contagious. I got to meet Sarah after The Antlers' set & we took a picture together which was just icing on the cake! 

Mouthful of Diamonds

When I'm Small

The Antlers' music is beautiful, emotional & FAR more powerful live than it is on their album...& I LOVE Hospice so that just means they blow your mind live. I was so overwhelmed by the end of The Antlers' set, I seriously almost cried. 

New song by The Antlers

The Troubadour is quickly becoming my favorite indoor LA venue (although The El Rey Theater still totally gives The Troub a run for its money). It's small & the acoustics are perfect. Plus, when you post up on a railing on the 2nd floor (like I did tonight), you get a PERFECT view.