Spectrum opened the show. It is a new band fronted by Sonic Boom from spaceman3. It reminded me at times of really loud really slow Stooges, at other times it was really loud Feelies meets every version of Sister Ray you have ever heard.
I had ear plugs in early. When MBV began, I took the plugs out but only briefly to compare the sound and listen to all the overtones.
The set list:
I Only Said
When You Sleep
You Never Should
(When You Wake)You're Still In A Dream
Cigarette In Your Bed
Come In Alone
Nothing Much To Lose
To Here Knows When
Feed Me Your Kiss
You Made Me Realise
The Santa Monica Civic is an auditorium with a floor slanted towards the stage. The visibility was excellent. The sound was detailed and very clear. The Lights and projections were really interesting, perhaps only bested by Radiohead.
The ear plugs were really necessary. It was a show that was far better than my expectations. I has seen very few shows that seemed to alter, time, space and chemistry simply in the way the sound impacted the room. This one really seemed to do that .
Edited by mumbleypeg, 03 October 2008 - 01:45 PM.