Wesleying should move faster than this, but hey, it’s the weekend, things (Amanda Palmer, Stop Making Sense, Amanda Palmer, “those crazy Italians,” Amanda Palmer) came up, some of us are busy sleeping on Wall Street. Whatcanyoudo? (You can join.)
So the Dodos came to Eclectic last week. That was fun. Argus pre-show coverage incorporates phrases like “sprightly, spindly folk” and “ticky-tock rim hits” and “thunderous tom-toms,” which essentially sums it up. No doubt the San Francisco duo brought its blend of percussion-happy indie-pop to a particularly enthusiastic Wednesday night crowd—and if you stayed the whole gig without collapsing from the heat, pat yourself on the back.
Openers The Luyas deserve a mention, though: those lucky enough to arrive early were treated to an utterly electrifying set of keyboard-driven space-pop by the Montreal four-piece, led by Jessie Stein’s eerily high vocals. Seriously: these guys were great. It was electric. Literally.
More videos and photos (most by me, a few by Rachel Pincus ’13) from both sets below: