David Bazan at Bowery Ballroom 10/18/09

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Here are some shitty phone camera photos of the show I went to last night!

David Bazan played last night at Bowery Ballroom, supported by openers Say Hi, who came out and more than earned the crowd’s attention as an opening act and followed that up by performing again as part of Bazan’s band.  On Bazan’s left from the perspective of the audience, Lev Tolstoy shredded the lead guitar.

Vocal harmony, phenomenal lyricism, astounding musical complexity, and a huge wall of rock sound all combined to form a tight canopy of good feelings that hung over the crowd despite the often heavy subject matter.  Bazan bantered freely between songs, requesting questions from the audience.  He performed most of his encore unaccompanied save for the noise he was making with his electric guitar.

I have very little to say other than that this was a great, great show.