Monday, October 20, 2008

The Magnetic Fields at Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, NC

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get to see The Magnetic Fields play in Raleigh, NC at the Meymandi Concert Hall. The show was truly memorable.
The band played their set all acoustic which is interesting because their new record has a lot of distortion in its production. The songs performed more pared down sounded incredible. A lot of it also had to do with the amazing acoustics of the venue, which was definitely set up for classical music. During the show, the power went out, but the sound of the instruments still carried well in the hall.
The show was so good, I hope that the band plans to record a live record from this tour. They played songs both new and old, which prompted me to want to re-visit some records of theirs I don't listen to as much right now.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i saw this concert too - it was pretty sweet.

i'm relatively new to the magnetic fields - and I was wondering you had any idea what their setlist was (trying to track down some of the songs I heard).

-bp

Jeff Mewbourn said...

It's good to see Kushi Tan back to posting regularly...though how can you claim to be a Baltimore blog and not include a link to the Beatbots A/V Club, home to Baltimore live audio recordings?

Check out the Baltimore Afrobeat Society show you missed this past weekend (you get a pass because Magnetic Fields are definitely kick ass!):

http://av.beatbots.com/2008/10/21/baltimore-afrobeat-society-floristree-baltimore-md-october-18-2008/