Author Topic: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call  (Read 13066 times)

BookerT

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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2006, 03:34:00 pm »
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  but the best set i saw from them was at the metro cafe with summer hymns on the "streethawk" tour...that was awesome.
yeah, thanks for rubbing that one in again. really appreciate it.

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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2006, 03:40:00 pm »
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   bejar's voice is a bit tough to handle for lots of people,
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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2006, 03:57:00 pm »
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yeah, thanks for rubbing that one in again. really appreciate it.
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 would it make you feel better to know that bejar raped me after the set? i only wanted an autograph...

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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2006, 04:23:00 pm »
Destroyer were also good playing with Frog Eyes at Iota, I think Frog Eyes were a great backing band for him

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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2006, 04:30:00 pm »
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  Destroyer were also good playing with Frog Eyes at Iota, I think Frog Eyes were a great backing band for him
yeah, i had to go to a funeral that day. i was fucking pissed. when i die, i hope nobody misses a great show to stand by my lifeless body.

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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2006, 07:11:00 pm »
I stayed for Stellastarr at 9:30 so missed Destroyer.  Looks like that was a good call.
 
 I thought Magnolia Elec Co was very good.  Good voice, good sound.  I thought the mix was off for a while, too much bass, but they adjusted.  My ears were pretty shot from the Editors and Stellastarr though so it sometimes felt like I was listening through a tunnel.

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Re: Magnolia Electric/Destroyer Roll Call
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2006, 11:49:00 am »
POP MUSIC
 Friday, March 31, 2006; Page C08
 
 Destroyer
 
 Hey, Canada -- can you ease up on the indie-rock exports? You've flooded our markets with a bumper crop of Stars, Islands, Dears, Wolf Parades, Arcade Fires and Broken Social Scenes. Sure, we know all about supply and demand, but your idiosyncratic songsmiths are getting lost in the shuffle.
 
 To be fair, Vancouver's Dan Bejar has tasted plenty of indie success as a contributing member of the critically lauded New Pornographers. But his solo efforts as Destroyer have always found him driving a far more eccentric and interesting (read: less accessible) vehicle.
 
 With his band in tow at the Black Cat on Wednesday, Bejar spoke-sang over soft-rock chords with roughed-up edges. "Take this as a sign that there's life outside your mind," he crooned during the opening number, "Crystal Country." His Dylan-Bowie hybrid rambling came across as a little stylized and made it hard to tell whether he's emulating his heroes or disdaining them. The confusion continued as Bejar wandered through wordy, fragmented narratives that carried a whiff of musical theater.
 
 That doesn't mean the show was theatrical. Culling songs from its past three albums -- "Rubies," "Your Blues" and "This Night" -- the band waltzed through the set with an air of indifference. But like sublime comedy, the performance still felt smart, self-deprecating and purposeful. Nobody whips Pavement-inflected guitars into a Steely Dan-worthy froth by accident. Bejar turned his back to the crowd during moments like this. His audience nodded along tentatively.
 
 -- Chris Richards
 
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