Sunday, April 05, 2009

Bishop Allen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Bishop Allen; Team B; Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
@ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY - April 4, 2009

Bishop Allen began their show with a 60's pop vibe, slightly California-ish via the Byrds, and slightly Herman's Hermits. The middle of the set felt a little broader in scope, with dashes of Britpop sprinkled about. In total, it felt like what a quintessential Indie pop band should sound like. The band's level of professionalism is something to behold, as they hit all their marks with relative ease. Whether it was "Click Click Click Click Click" or "Like Castanets" or new winners like "The Ancient Sense of Common Things", there was a great sense of polish to the whole affair. But it was far from sterile, as the band's purity shun through.

Team B did themselves a great deal of service with their horns and eclicetism but a lot of their set ran a bit dry.

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band were a little loud for the enviorns and some of the pounding became a bit weary, but at other times they hit their stride. Nice matching vests too. The drummer is 14?! Crazy.

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