Sunday, April 08, 2007

Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen & The Annuals at 9:30 Club

Last night, we went to a sold out show sponsored by NME with the Kaiser Chiefs headlining.
Opening up was North Carolina band The Annuals. They've received some hype in the blogosphere, so I was interested in seeing them Needless to say, I was disappointed. Their bombastic style of rock reminded me of Arcade Fire, and I hate that crap. They had 3 people drumming sometimes, but I'm not sure why as it added nothing to the music. I don't get why all there up and coming indie bands have to be so bombastic. Is it to create drama onstage?
Next up was one of my favorite bands, The Walkmen. I just saw them a few weeks ago, but despite a less receptive audience, they were outstanding. After hearing a lot of their new songs, I really am looking forward for their next record.

The Kaiser Chiefs were what I expected from a Britpop band- high energy, tight playing, and good audience rapport. The lead singer was short and pudgey and at one point he swam on top of the audience to the bar at the club. They played the songs from their two records I recognized well. They were fun.

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