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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Walkmen at the Ballroom

For those of us fortunate enough to catch The Walkmen rock the Rion Ballroom last night, it was the sonic equivalent of taking Valium underwater, but without the added hassle of having to breathe.

The last time the band came to Gainesville was 2008, when it played Common Grounds in support of its album You and Me. Since then, the band has toured with Kings of Leon and played a special NPR-sponsored show at South by Southwest.

The Walkmen were sans the usual horn section and keyboard player, opting instead for a lean and tight foursome. Watching this band in action is like watching Leonardo DiCaprio acting. The guys are strong, full, rythmic and magnetic. I can't help but feel that this band's next album may be the one to finally give these critical darlings the mainstream support they deserve.

If you're not familiar with the band, check it out now so you can say you knew them when.

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Blogger The Clutch Daddy said...

god damn that's some good writing, just reading got me half-hard.

April 27, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

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