From where I sit, I have two options here. Either feel embarassed about having actually gone to a Tegan and Sara show, or play a card about how cool and open-minded I am to have gone to a Tegan and Sara show. I'm gonna go with "I'm really cool an open-minded."
Not that I went into the show really all that open-minded. I got talked into it and finally succumbed to the peer pressure. Plus, this band is certainly not anything on my radar, so it was bound to be something really new for me. What the hey. I also had been given a cd to listen to before hand and had tried a few times, with nearly every try ending with me pressing the cd's eject button and saying, "Shut the fuck up."
So, I was very surprised to say I enjoyed the band. They were much better live than on cd, had some really interesting hooks/twists in their mostly rockish kinda stuff. I'm not really sure what genre they even fit into, but they were good at it. The crowd loved the hell out of them and the floor was packed with screaming girls and boys who seem to know a lot more about this band than I do. Of course they do, it's a college town. If there'd been an contest, I would have really had a chance to win an "oldest person at the show" prize.
It was fun and interesting and the sound was horrible. I did leave early, as I'd had my fill and the sound sucked so bad I just couldn't take it anymore
Rating: moderately impressed
Honestly, I can't imagine anyone here's even heard of them. I never had.
Here's a song everyone seemed to think was the bomb last night. Most of their songs sound pretty much like this.
huh...I tried to be open minded once but I found them to be too whiney for my taste. But their fans are pretty rabid...so they must be doing something right.
Tegan & Sara ROCK!!!!
Sorry you didn't like it. I'd love to see them in Berkeley tonight but the funds are keeping me at home tonight. No Great American Taxi, No Jackie Greene. Looks like a Netflix night......
after seeing them at Bridge twice, I stick with the name given to them by a friend:
Titty and Shitty
Saw them open for Neil Young a few years ago, when they were more folky (it was just them with acoustic guitars). I liked them then. Haven't had a chance to check out their newer stuff. They seem to be "critic darlings" for some of the mag writers.
And since they're Canadian, they would really have to be awful for me not to like them. We tend to support our own, sometimes too much.
I saw them open for Ryan Adams about five years ago. I had never heard of them. Thought they were a little wimpy but it was an acoustic duo thing. People seem to dig them as they sell out shows in new York now.
I think the thing that's great is you went to the show even though you didn't know if you'd like it.
IMO that is so important for anyone who loves live music; take some chances and be surprised.
Time and money make it so easy to get stuck in ruts and only patronize what we already know, so good for you to broaden your horizons.
Knowlege is power, and now you know more than you did before.