Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shearwater & Red Pony Clock at Casbah 7.13.08

After chilling out at home for a bit after Claudia's birthday at Kate Sessions, I mde my way to the Casbah. Upon arrival I was told that The Donkeys had canceled because someone's flight was late or something rather, so there was plenty of time to hang out on the patio and catch up with some peeps.

Red Pony Clock played their charming nerd rock, singing songs about it being ok to be uncool, about being unpopular and being awkward. The band sometimes grows and shrinks, and on this night there were 11 people on stage. The lighting at the Casbah is problematic enough, but with 11 people onstage, nobody gets any good light, so I didn't bother snapping any pics. I do really enjoy this band, however, and enjoyed their set.

When it came time to Shearwater, I was there with only the knowledge that this was, at one point, an Okkervil River side project, and that, for me, was enough to go on. I go to a lot of shows, but this night was one of those specatucular shows, where I didn't know what to expect, I was in a chill out mood, and from the first note to the last I was completely captivated. I guess this was what I wanted from Fleet Foxes but with a sold out crowd on a Friday night, I couldn't get into the right place to fully enjoy that night. The music sounded great and the crowd was just the right size. In fact, the front row was made up of about 6 really tall guys who were tall enough that they didn't mind me moving around for pics. Of course it was dark and my pics still suck, but I appreciated their kindness, nonetheless.

I already posted video, but here are a couple pics and more after the jump.

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