Bright Eyes @ Palladium Ballroom

8:09 pm by

Photos By: Meghan Klement

The last time I truly listened to Bright Eyes I was in high school, so when the opportunity to see them arose I didn’t really know what to expect from their show.  I was completely out of tune (pun intended) with anything they had done since I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, and I wasn’t quite sure if I would be able to reconnect with them after so much time.  Would their poingant lyrics and cheerful yet somber melodies be enough to win me back?  Yes.  Read the rest after the jump.

 

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Peter Bjorn & John @ Granada

2:28 pm by

Photos By: Hampton Mills

When thinking about going to see a three-piece band out of Sweden you might not expect the show to have much energy, or the band to have much of a presence on stage.   But I would have to tell you you were wrong.  Peter Bjorn and John graced Dallas at Granada Theater on Thursday and it was a fun, frolicsome, and all-around fantastic show.  There was jumping, dancing, clapping, fist-pumping, crowd-surfing -walking, and plenty of sweating.  Read the rest of the review after the jump.

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Portugal. The Man @ Granada

7:43 pm by

Photo by: Bill Ellison of Granada Theater

You’re looking into the beautiful yet unforgiving landscape of the Alaskan wilderness:  daunting mountains, frozen rivers, miles of undisturbed alabaster snow.  The protagonist (lead singer and guitarist, John Gourley) is preparing for a journey with nothing but a rifle, a sled and his dogs.  He sets off, and stops for nothing but to eat and make camp for the night.  He wakes up to find one of his dogs has been killed, and the rest are missing.  Wielding his gun he goes out in search of them.  After what seems like hours of looking he hears barking in the distance.  With his spirits heightened he uses all of his exhausted energy to run toward the sound.  Frantically fighting through thick snow and fatigue he has a hard time staying on his feet, but the barking is getting louder.  Just as he is about to reach them he trips and shoots himself in the face.   The dogs discover his body and eat his brain. Read the review of the show after the jump.

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