I thought they were like 7/10 good live. They are a three piece now so you miss some of the texture of the old band. They def arent showmen in the least, there was no fancy setup at all, one guitar amp faces Doug, he never chnages guitars, the only movements he makes are to switch pedals or tweak some knobs. The bassist’s rig sits for back and he doesnt move either. The drummer looked half asleep the whole time and really added nothing at all, just kept the beat. If you love the band tho you should def see them just to nerd out over Doug’s playing, and his voice sounds great live.
Prob didnt help that they followed the Afghan Whigs (they are co-headlining on this tour) who blew the doors off with their closing handful of tracks.
think this would be a really great pairing, two indie/slack rock guitar gods with bad voices and no stage presence. the afghan whigs pairing was a little weird to me, their fanbases didnt seem to crossover much at all.
Love this band. I didn’t get into them until 2006, weirdly thanks to ATP’s Nightmare Before Xmas in Minehead, they weren’t playing but the sound guy stuck the CD of You In Reverse on between every set in the main room so by the end of the weekend I’d heard it all the way through about 5 times and knew I needed to investigate further.
I think I also saw them on that tour with Dino Jr, amazing stuff!
Perfect From Now On is my favourite but Keep It Like A Secret is a very close second.