My partner in crime Isaac, did no make it out last night. The epic journey of our spring concert marahton is starting to get to him and his body is begining to break down from all the amazing sounds, tones and visuals. So we felt it necessary, for the good of the mission, to give his mind a short sabatical for the evening.
On the rain soaked night I made my trek to yet another wonderful show at Urban. As usual I arrived late, during the middle of the first openers set, Salt Lake City’s very own, Spell Talk. I had heard their name around town, but never actaully listend to them. They’re not bad, kind of like a more bluesy version of Kings of Leon and you can’t hate on that.
Up next was the Australlian band Twerps. This band was all kinds of shaggy looking, but they were entertaining and charming, with their unemotional stage presence coupled with their slightly off key vocal harmoinies. They reminded me of a really early version of the Smiths and I feel that their somewhat messy sound and mellow stage presence is exactly what they are going for. They nailed it.
Last but, not least for the evening was Real estate. These dudes seem about as causual, cool, and calm as any band could possibly be. Like a pride of stoned, yet fercious lions, they slowly counted off the first song and – Bam! They were on a medium paced hunt to caputrue and devour our zebra-flavored ears, hearts, and minds.
These dudes are as about as tight and on point as a band could get. They wasted no time in between songs, except for a few breif shout outs to the crowd. The band cruised through the majority of their most recent record 2011′s Days, as well as also hitting on a few of their more well known jams off of previous releases. The highlight of the night for me was when they played the jam-out song “All the Same”. It was cool to watch the band slowly build the energy and intensity of the song, then slowly let all that of that energy fizzle out and fade away.
I had been more of a casual listener and not super framilair with Real Estates music up until last night and to be honest I wasn’t that excited to go; especially, with my other musical half missing, although, 1 beard is not as awesome as 2, it is defnielty better then no beard action. As is usually the case I am glad I braved the rain filled night to attend the Real Estate show. I am much bigger fan of theirs now and will for sure go seem them again. My zebra ears will be patiently waiting to be pounced upon by the pride of stoned lions once again.