Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Death Cab for Cutie & Frightened Rabbit @ Comerica Theatre 8/15/2011

Death Cab for Cutie

I was pleased as punch back when this show was announced to see that Death Cab "hand picked" Frightened Rabbit to open for them on this tour. I really like them and the songs that they sing but I totally missed them when they played at the Clubhouse a while back. I really hate the Clubhouse and I am pretty sure that Frightened Rabbit do to. Scott Hutchison made a special point the call out the Clubhouse as the venue for one of their previous really shitty shows in Phoenix. Guess I didn't miss much. Again, I was very pleased, this time by the live performance of several of their songs. They played them with skill and aplomb and I appreciate when a band really puts in that extra "E" for effort, especially when they are the "opening" band. Can't wait to see them again next time around.

Ben Gibbard made it known how pleased he was with their choice to play an indoor venue this time around. Last time they played here it was as Mesa Amp, a fine venue on most accounts aside from the fact that it's outside and it's August. So I wholeheartedly agree and metaphorically join Death Cab on their literally self administered pats on the back. Death Cab put on a pretty spectacular show as far as spectacular shows go. I have been to several rock concerts at Comerica (formerly Dodge) Theatre over the years and this one ranks 3rd, right behind Gorillaz and Arcade Fire, not to shabby right? I DID make a poor decision when I chose GA standing room only seats rather than an actual seat. Camera bags are heavy and they played a really really long time. Two hours is a long show right? It was a great show but I wish I had a stool or something after about 20 minutes.

The cool thing about DCFC is that they play all their good stuff. They only played 4 songs off their new album out of 23 songs. That is really nice of them to be so considerate of people that may not have listened to their new album over and over and over again the day of the show to make sure they were familiar with their new album. I don't know who wouldn't have done that to prepare but I guess some people just don't want to give 110% to the concert they are attending, it's sad. Check out this slide show I made from scratch out of freshly picked photos from my photo garden.



I Will Possess Your Heart
Crooked Teeth
We Laugh Indoors
A Movie Script Ending
Doors Unlocked and Open
Long Division
Grapevine Fires
Codes and Keys
What Sarah Said
I Will Follow You into the Dark
Title and Registration
You Are a Tourist
The New Year
Company Calls
Company Calls Epilogue
Soul Meets Body
Stay Young, Go Dancing
We Looked Like Giants
The Sound of Settling

Styrofoam Plates