This is as close as we could get to Grizzly Bear last night.
It’s been coming fast and furious lately at the Granada Theater with a slew of really good shows. After the sold out Peaches show on Friday, where we sweated profusely gyrating and jumping around, we continued the sweat-fest last night at the sold out Grizzly Bear concert. The Brooklyn-based band released their latest album, Veckatimest, a few weeks ago and it’s full of lush, dreamy songs with soaring melodies and choir-like sounds. A shocker for indie rock fans: This album is currently #8 on the the Billboard 200. Frontman Ed Droste apologized to the crowd for starting a tad late at 10:20 p.m. explaining, “We were worried because we heard there were people still waiting in line to get in!” The drenched, swaying crowd cheered extra loud when the band launched into one of their new hits, Two Weeks.
If you’re looking for another melodic band to check out, head over to The Loft tonight for Camera Obscura’s show, which should be filled with much of the same plaid-shirted-Converse wearing hip crowd. Tickets are only $15 to see this Glasgow import, whose latest album, My Maudlin Career, is full of upbeat, infectious retro-sounding pop, sure to conjure up memories of being in love and stuff.