Friday, February 25, 2005
As you may know, I really don't care for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. However, when I saw that their show at the Fillmore was on Trio, I decided to watch it to see if maybe I'd missed something. After watching them for about 30 minutes, I find it even harder to understand what there is to like about them. They seemed like amateurs, but not in the good, punk way. For instance, the singer and guitarist bumped into each other when attempting to do a rock move, and at one point she tried to hold the microphone in her ripped stocking to free her arms for a stance of glory. Of course, the microphone fell to the ground with a thud because ripped stockings aren't very strong and microphones are heavy. And they don't appear to have any real songs. I'm not opposed to bands that create an atmosphere instead of writing songs, but they didn't even do that. The drummer is pretty good, but the guitarist just doesn't have the imagination or the chops to carry the sound alone. She had an okay screech, but not too much else. I guess I would say they sounded like Pylon (without the songs) on an off night. If there is someone out there who loves them, I'd love to hear why I'm wrong about this. I prefer to like bands rather than hate them, so you'd be doing me a favor.
Posted by Advanced Genius Theory at 12:34 PM