Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Explosions in the Sky...

Above: Energy-packed, Explosions in the Sky perform at Webster Hall.

My original plans to see Explosions in the Sky went through several incarnations. Luckily, Jen Tong (an amazing artist who will have work featured next month at Thinkspace Art Gallery in L.A.) accompanied me to the show! Both of us were exhausted and kept nodding off during the first (very melodic) opening band, Eluvium. Hunger-pains and tiredness forced us to hunt for food. We heard a little bit of the not-so-good second opening band, The Paper Chase and decided to sneak out for some sushi and noodles before the headliner went on.

Explosions in the Sky was AMAZING! Their music has so much power live. In fact, it's a wholly new experience. It is incredible; feeling the energy pass through your body with each strum of the guitar and hit of the drum. The only way to really describe it, is to compare it to fireworks - dazzling displays of patterned explosive energy. Their performance would have been perfect, except for the fact that Jen and I were standing behind the last remaining giants roaming the Earth.


Cynthia Thornton said...

Greg would have loved to see that show! Sounds like a good time! Thanks for the extensive list of ideas you left on my blog!

Andrew Thornton said...

They were in Asheville like two weeks ago. Too bad he couldn't go then. They were playing at the Grey Eagle, which is super intimate and would have been an awesome experience. (Except for the Paper Chase.)