Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Silversun Pickups w/ Sea Wolf at the Ogden Theatre

Silversun Pickups

It's been several long months since my last live music outing, and I was especially excited to see sspu again. The opening band was sspu's Dangerbird labelmate Sea Wolf, which I know I've heard of before but was probably confusing with another band. As I asked my friends last night, can we please call a halt to bands using wolf in their names? Anyway, Sea Wolf didn't grab me right away, but about three songs in, they started rocking harder. I wasn't really paying too close of attention to the lyrics, but some of them were a little awkward. I'll have to listen to them some more before I can tell whether I like them or not.

Silversun Pickups were awesome, though. They played almost everything from Carnavas, but I was a bit disappointed there was no "Melatonin." I LOVE that song. But the show was great, especially when they went from "Lazy Eye" right into "Common Reactor." So crazy good. The encore was mostly stuff from their EP, which is pretty awesome, too. But they began with a cover that surprised and delighted.


Edit: Cass's pictures and video turned out much better than mine. Check out her post on Wyoming Beat.


SJ said...

I never stop rooting for that song I want to hear, you know?

Kaijsa said...

Yeah, I know. At End-Fest in 92, my friend Nicky and I kept trying to get the Beasties to play "Brass Monkey" and "Hey, Ladies," to no avail. We were in the front of the pit, and at one point Ad-Rock looked down at us and shook his head smirkily. That was during their newly found enlightenment phase, damn it!