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February 29, 2008

Last night's Beach House show

Here's a good way to gauge how many indie kids and hipsters read this blog:

How many of you were at last night's Beach House show at G-Spot? 

Half the hipsters and indie kids in Baltimore were there.

I heard it sold out, and I'm not surprised.

Beach House was there too -- I think. I could hear them, but I sure as heck couldn't see them.

The lights were dimmed so low and the stage was so low to the ground, it was hard to tell if there was a band playing or not.

"It's like listening to a stereo in a dark room," said Wye Oak singer/guitarist Jenn Wasner, who was in the audience. 

At least the sound was good. 

Beach House singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand's breathy, beautiful voice was wrapped in reverb, and guitarist/singer Alex Scally backed her up with harmonies.

Beach House has a brand new album called Devotion, and they played a few songs from it, such as the single "Gila."

They even covered Daniel Johnston's song "Some Things Last a Long Time." 

The duo closed their roughly hourlong set with "Tokyo Witch," off their self-titled debut. 

It was a hypnotizing performance that deserved a better venue. 

(Photo by Chiaki Kawajiri/Sun Photographer)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:17 PM | | Comments (3)
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Comments

Woot!

I was there, but I'm not an indie kid nor a hipster...I simply like good music!

yup, i was there...here's my take:
http://quarterlifeparty.blogspot.com/2008/02/beach-house-papercuts-g-spot-baltimore.html

you know, this was a good show.

my write-up on BYT:
http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/live-dc/beach-house-the-g-spot/

but the wye oak show on saturday was much better.

we've got the exclusive live audio here:
http://www.auralstates.com/2008/03/wye-oak-interview-w-andy-stack-jenn.html

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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