Yet another show at Urban. This was the last one of like a million shows that took place in April. The marathon was winding down and I am going to be dead honest in admitting that I pretty much had to drag myself to this show. I flew solo again, Isaac’s excuse this time around was that he had experienced a run in with a burnt-out old flame the night before at the M83 show (review to come) and he was basically having a Stacy moment (click the pink link) and didn’t want to take the risk of running into some Hose Beast action at the show (the ladies be getting obsessive with this guy, too much machismo I guess). But, luckily I had pulled my head out long enough to swing by and pick up his magical live-clip capture machine. Instead of boring you with all my uneducated and bland sentences about another concert, I’m gonna post a lot of pics and clips to better convey the experience of my night with Delta Spirit and company.
I missed the first band Tijuana Panthers. It is impossible for me to actually show up anywhere on time. Here’s one of their music videos.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Waters was the second opener (something I had known earlier in life and then forgot). They had little space to perform and had to cram all five members up on stage, but the cramped quarters didn’t stop founding member Van Pierszalowski and his band from throughly bugging out. Here’s some live videos:
“If I Run”
“Back to You”
So Mr. Pierszalowski caught me filming the band (we here at BGM are those creepy Peeping Tom concert goers that are always trying to secretly film and take pics). At the lead singers request, here is my feeble attempt at trying to capture the drummers intro solo. Waters put on a great performance and I strongly recommend checking out their debut Out In The Light (click the pink link dammit!).
“Take Me to The Coast”
I had just very recently discovered Delta Spirit by accidentally catching their live performance on the Coachella Live Stream earlier in the month, so I was barely familiar with their music. The thing that pulled me in, was watching their keyboardist double as an extra percussionist (the drummer obsession never dies). Seeing this extra percussion live in action was my main motivation for going. By this point in the night the place was packed with obnoxious-drunk, stinky, cool people. Imagine being stuck in a steam room with the cast of Dazed and Confused and Gossip Girl while they chugged a gallon of vodka, so much fun.
The only thing I need to write about the performance that Delta Spirit put on, was that it was absolutely intense. I have not seen a performance this engagingly-wild and energetic in quite some time. I would also like to announce that since the show I have been pretty much obsessed with Delta Spirit and if I anatomically could, I would be more than happy to birth all of their children. There are a lot of clips to watch, but make sure you watch the last one, because Matthew Vasquez does some pretty cool shit.
“Tear It Up”
Last song of the main set “California”
First song of the encore “Devil Knows Your Dead”
Last song of the encore, Vasquez is one hell of a front man! “Trashcan”
One of the best shows I have seen in years. This San Diego band is legit, all the members are bad ass, but Vasquez is my hero. Did I mention this show was intense?! I still regret not buying one of their growling dog-face shirts on the way out. It was super hip and would have been a nice memento. If the band reads this, hit me up on the Twitter @BeardedGMusic, I take a size large…. Thanks!