Post by makebelieve81 on Feb 8, 2009 11:08:43 GMT -5
Ok, I did a search and could not find any threads about Okkervil River and I feel that one needs to be made. ;D Actually, I can not believe that more people are not extremely excited about this amazing band being a part of this wonderful lineup.
Last year, at Lollapalooza, I saw Radiohead, Wilco, NIN, Bloc Party, Stephen M., BSS, Devotchka, and many many more acts . . . and Okkervil River was by far my favorite show of the weekend. Yes, Okkervil is one of my all time favorite bands but, so are Radiohead and Wilco. These guys are absolutely phenomenal live. They bring so much passion and energy to their live shows and they are not to be missed. I truly feel that Will Sheff is one of the greatest song writers of this generation and he brings all of his enthusiasm and love of music to the stage with him every night.
Trust me, these guys are not to be missed and I hope they get a well deserved one and a half hour set.
Post by handgunhipster on Feb 8, 2009 11:52:02 GMT -5
I definitely can appreciate them!
I'm super excited about seeing them and I hope the don't conflict with anyone else. Your post got me even more excited by saying how amazing they are live. Now I'm going to watch videos of them. ;] Karma for this!
I saw them twice within the last year and a half and must say they put on a fantastic show which is the reason why I went back to see them again. They give you what you want to hear and do a great job performing it as well. I will definitely stop by and check them out.
Post by killerwhales on Apr 24, 2009 9:16:35 GMT -5
Yeah, I can't wait to see Okkervil River. I saw them September of 07, right after The Stage Names came out and it's still one of the best shows I've ever seen. They played Okkervil River Song on the side of the stage completely acoustic then erupted into full-band versions of The President's Dead and Westfall... and that was just the encore!
I am a little nervous that now that Jonathan and Brian left the band, their best days are maybe over. Their performance of Pop Lie on Letterman was great, but I'm really going to miss Jonathan's piano work and backing vocals and Brian's amazing pedal steel, mandolin and guitar skills.
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