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Live: Atlas Sound At Local 506

I’m always a bit apprehensive about what I’ll get when I go to a show with a band like Atlas Sound. It was the same concern I had before seeing Deerhunter, Bradford Cox’s other band. Both tend to have strong ambient leanings n their recordings and sometimes those don’t always play out well for a live audience. That wasn’t the case for Deerhunter, who would blast through their rock songs with enthusiasm, and it wasn’t the case with Atlas Sound.

Live: Fiery Furnaces

The Fiery Furnaces set the Cradle on fire last night (Jan 29 2008). While they were there supporting Super Furry Animals, they certainly could have been headlining themselves. They brought an energy and presence that was authentic and captivating. In a word, fantastic. I knew they would put on a wild show, and indeed it was everything I expected.