Band of Horses stampede La Zona Rosa February 5, 2008Posted by rugwu in Concert, Indie Rock, Photo.
Tags: Band of Horses, La Zona Rosa
By Natalia Ciolko; Photos by Callie Richmond
Yes, of course Sunday night’s Band of Horses show was sold-out. Yes, of course we are reporting on it. As you should already know, Burnt Orange Juice is dedicated to bringing you the freshest most complete concert coverage from every show in the past month that you failed to get tickets to. Although our supposed press access proved null and void at the door, my crafty photographer and I talked our way in and looked good doing it. More photos, details and setlist after the jump.
The BOH boys look the part of a Civil War-era jug band, updated with insane tattoos and about nine electric guitars, a drum kit, keyboard, and upright bass. Their tastes certainly seem to lean towards the country: no less than ten twelve-packs of Miller Lite lining the walls of the tour bus, accented by a Johnny Cash DVD and a copy of this month’s Vice Magazine.
The camaraderie between the group is solid, and singer Benjamin is a delight to watch, at turns both frenetic and calm. The reverb-heavy vocals on the album sound amazing live due to the choirboy quality of his voice. In addition to the lyrical power of the songs, the instruments themselves create a perfect wall of sound, huge and seamless. He wore a huge smile throughout the encore, in contrast to the self-serious sneer we see all too often from out-of-town performers. Cease to Begin is out now.
Set List: (some songs not yet released)
Is There a Ghost
The Great Salt Lake
No One’s Gonna Love You
Ode to LRC