Not long ago I slipped some words into a headline: 'My little brother likes Bright Eyes, and I do too.' I lied...
Bright Eyes + Tilly On The Wall + Coco RosieCity: Washington, DC
Venue: 9:30 Club / Harvard Street
Tilly On The Wall
When the president talks to godNot a fan of subtlety, eh Connor? Working the same vocal territory as neo-folkies such as Joanna Newsom and Josephine Foster, the Coco Rosie ladies lace the genre with a cold, robotic aura, one distinct from that of their peers. Disconcerting indeed. There's clear division in the crowd. Faces are either lit with exuberance or hanging in pained anguish. I'm watching a young man's eyes, strained and contorted. Go ahead kid, cry. At a Bright Eyes show your tears are a badge of courage. ...Jesus, are all this guy's songs about being drunk and lonely? "The sound of loneliness makes me happier". What does that even mean? Toward the end of their set the girls let the beatboxer move to the front of the stage. He began to freestyle as the girls moaned discordantly over a simple electronic beat. Wait, I think he's done. I better get down there�. Hold on, the kids are clapping now screaming.... No, wait. Great!! He's back. As the first minute passed the rapper's words gained fire. He turned, still spiting, as Williams from Tilly and the Wall reemerged for a tapped duet. The rap flew forward, hard staccato shots, as the strange spectacle unfolded. Electronic beats, screaming vocalists, tap-shoes, and freestyle-rap. It doesn't get much better than this. So maybe I'm a cynic, but I'll give credit where credit is due. While Oberst's particular pretensions don't appeal to me personally, I'll give him a nod for recognizing other great talent. Maybe I was hasty in leaving; maybe there's more to the man than just�. Shit. Sorry, but I've got to go pick up my brother.
are the conversations brief or long?
does he ask to rape our women's rights
or to send poor farm kids off to die?
will the president recommend an oil hike
when the president talks to god?
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