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Way too hot. Dr. Dog brought out the indie kids dancing in the front row, and the mix seemed off – vocals too low, all a bit muddy. But maybe I’m just being cranky because it was too damn hot. Apparently the lead singer’s quit smoking, which made his performance of “Die, Die, Die” even more ironic.
Elvis Perkins in Dearland were great. I had originally been disappointed that it wasn’t just going to be Elvis Perkins solo, as in this KEXP set or this one, or this one at Daytrotter. But the band (together they are called Elvis Perkins in Dearland, but it isn’t like the band exists separately as Dearland) was fantastic. Wyndham Boylan-Garnett on organ, harmonium, guitar, and trombone, and Nicholas Kinsey who alternated between his drum kit (on one song playing harmonica while drumming) and coming out front banging on a giant marching drum. Brigham Brough just played bass and sang, but rocked his seventies mustache full tilt.
Played a few newer songs as well as the expected Ash Wednesday tunes.
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Getting excited for tomorrow night – Elvis Perkins in Dearland and Dr. Dog, live in the Calderwood Courtyard at the MFA.
Haven’t been to a concert in the courtyard before, but previous concerts at the MFA have been great.