Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Overdue Recap: Pattern Is Movement, Cave Singers, Swim Party @ Casbah 9.30.08

Last week, for the third night in a row, I headed down to the Casbah, this time for Pattern Is Movement, The Cave Singers, and Swim Party. In case you're unaware, Swim Party is taking some time off for the rest of the year, so between this particular show and the one coming up this Saturday night with Writer at the Ken Club, you won't have much of a chance to see them for a while.

With that in mind, I made sure to get to the Casbah very early. It was also Natalie's third time playing with Swim Party, but it would be my first time seeing her, so I had no excuse to miss it. Let me say from the get go that I had a really fun night this night. Swim Party is a great band as I've mentioned a gazillion times, but by the amount of other bands in the crowd, they're definitely beloved by their musical peers, and it was nice to see so many good people in the room.

The Cave Singers followed and sounded incredible, though admittedly I listened to part of their set from the patio because I was catching up with Chris from Pattern Is Movement. I guess lately, since there are so many dancey bands out there, I've really been partial to bands that lean with more of a country/folk/Americana bent to balance myself out. The Cave Singers delivered on that count.

Last up for the night was Pattern Is Movement, and between Chris' phrenetic drums and Andrew's tenor over his Rhodes and assorted keyboards, despite being out, it was like transporting to a lodge in the woods, cuddling up to a fireplace, and just taking in my surroundings and being completely and utterly relaxed, which is something I need to be more often. Pictures and video if you 'keep on reading'.

Swim Party (with Natalie on keys)

The Cave Singers

Pattern Is Movement

Pattern Is Movement "Everything In Its Right Place" (Radiohead Cover)

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