Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Live Review: Caribou

The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS - 10/22/07

Review by Backdrifter - Photos by Femme Fatale

Caribou, as I knew them, was not the band I saw play Monday night. Granted I’m not very familiar with the Manitoba/Caribou catalog, but the show was more rocking and psychedelic than the band represented on Andorra. The album’s electronic components remained intact. The pop element was, for the most part, replaced with heavy dual drums and loud guitars.

Front man Daniel Snaith switched instruments playing guitar, the electronic equipment, and often a second set of drums. The drums were one of the band’s biggest surprises. Snaith and his band mate pounded out the same rhythm until the walls of the Bottleneck throbbed.

As an added bonus, opener Born Ruffians were energetic and you could tell they were having a great time. I wish I would have been there earlier to catch their entire set, but who could pass up the free beer down the street – thanks SonicRyan and Girlfriend for their wonderful connections.

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