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Death Cab For Cutie / Mates Of State

Death Cab For Cutie/Mates Of State: live in Bostonlive in Boston (2003)
live show

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: sk8punx4evrsk8punx4evr
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This show was at The Middle East, which seems like a nice place. After my friend was sas.


This show was at The Middle East, which seems like a nice place. After my friend was sas I have to say, they are some happy, feel-good tunes. Back to the show, the couple came on stage and introduced themselves. Jason tried telling a joke, try being the operative word. Kori shot down his comic attempt by saying he can't tell jokes. It was a precious moment. They opened with a song I don't know, but it got the crowd going. They then busted into "Ha Ha" and The Middle East was turned into a 24-hour dance party zone. Other songs I recognized were "Fluke," "Parachutes," and "A Duel Will Settle This." That's not to say the rest of their set wasn't rocking, though. It was rocking. You can tell a band is good, at least live, if they keep your interest for the entire set. The two of them interact well, even without talking to each other. They shot each other cute glances across stage and all I could think was, "how precious." I enjoyed them, although I was standing right next to the PA and my ears are still ringing (this show was last Friday)! I probably should've picked up one of their cd's, as they were selling for only ten clams, but I forgot.

[Witty transition] and Death Cab was ready to rock. I felt a little in the dark here because I knew they would play older stuff, and I'm not familiar with it. You can imagine what I was thinking as they opened with a song I wasn't familiar with. Imagine me thinking: "Great, this is going to set the tone for the rest of the show and you're not going to have a good time. You should have stayed home and wallowed in your loneliness." But that's exactly where I was wrong. After the opener, they went right into "A Movie Script Ending," and didn't stop there! Throughout the course of their hour-and-a-half-or-so set, they played stuff from the Photo Album ("Why You'd Want to Live Here," "I Was A Kaleidoscope," and "Styrofoam Plates"), some new choice cuts from Transatlanticism (The first seven tracks and "We Looked Like Giants"), "Photobooth" from the Forbidden Love EP, and an assortment of old stuff/songs I didn't know. Singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard and guitarist Chris Walla talked back and forth between every few songs, while the other band members just stood there, trying to look busy. I thought this slightly odd but nothing bad can be said about it. They were great on stage, to my surprise. I figured they would just stand around and mope, but they actually moved around like rock and roll was in their veins, and occasionally rocked out to the fullest. The bassist gets the award for the most rocking out, as during the pseudo-closer "Transatlanticism," he was punching his bass and stomping and just going totally out-of-limits! After said tune, they "left" and a collective groan was heard from the crowd. But I knew there was something in store. Their amps were still on, the equipment still on stage. I thought, "Death Cab, are you tricking me? Are you actually going to play a few more songs? You guys!" This was confirmed when they walked back on stage and picked up their instruments. They played four more songs, and even worked a Cure cover (Love Song) into their set! I knew at that moment that this show would be put in my "Wackiest Shows of 2003" list.

This was a good show. Be sure to see this show if it's near you. If you're like me, you will have one heck of a wacky and fun time. And who can say no to a wacky and fun time?

 

 
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dignin (November 7, 2003)

what....

Anonymous (November 6, 2003)

First, my score is for when I saw DCFC in NYC two weeks ago. They were excellent. My only complaint was when Ben got a little overly emotional about Elliott Smith at the very end of the show. That just kind of bothered me.

Second, to "ilikebandssuchasopivy" I would just like to say that your rant made me laugh very hard. Here you are critizing everyone whose behavior you think is beneath your level of intellect yet you just wound up coming across like a fucking jackass. The whole point of the internet is to hide behind your keyboard and insult dumb fucks like yourself who take message boards like this too seriously. I await your no doubt witty comeback to this. Hmmm I wonder what it will be.....maybe something like "you are such a moron who is to afraid to give yourself a screen name, blah, blah, blah, blah."

So in conclusion FUCK YOU. LOL.

Anonymous (November 6, 2003)

dignin...

Anonymous (November 5, 2003)

to those of you death cab for cuties hatas. take a suckle of my dizickle mothafizzles.

Anonymous (November 5, 2003)

hey whoever said this board is hilarious, you couldn't be more fuckin right, but "right the fuck on' cause i don't give a damn what anybody says, Death Cab rocks, its what every Indie Rock band wants to be, btw if you don't know what Indie Rock is to begin with, you have no say.

dignin (November 4, 2003)

I'm already on it janelle.

Jesse (November 4, 2003)

Yeah, I'm the funniest one here too...*sigh*
Why can't you all just be like me?

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

I also like bands such as OPIV. And such as the Mates of State too. But they're playing at the same time as the Riverboat Gamblers whom I like bands such as. Fuckin' sucks.

boba_fett (November 3, 2003)

poor cutie*

boba_fett (November 3, 2003)

i have to disagree with ilikebandssuchasopivy. this site has just about the funniest readers on the web. i come here for the cheap laughs and lame humour. it all rules.

"they didn't.
they just made a cab of death available to her."

well thats a pseudo-relief. pure cutie wherever she is. these guys are coming for you!

STINKO MAN K [20X6]

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

"but before going to the show I made sure I 'did my homework,' and wrote my English paper."

Oh! See, as an English major, I think that's cute. Good for you sk8
-Janelle

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

"Your brand...has the...shell"
BRAIN BRAIN BRAIN
Uh my proofreading has gone to shit. Sorry!
-Janelle
Someone --ahem, dignin -- has to beat some sense into me

sk8punx4evr (November 3, 2003)

i live to serve.

FortyMinutesWest (November 3, 2003)

"but before going to the show I made sure I ??did my homework,? and wrote my English paper. After that, I downloaded some Mates of State songs."

High-larry-us

Jesse (November 3, 2003)

I saw Death Cab For Cutie at Minneapolis. They played with The Long Winters, who were just trying to be The Eels, or mayhaps, The Apples in Stereo. The only good thing is that they covered Madonna's Don't Stop, but no one got it. Death Cab ripped it up. I only wish that I had gotten Transatlanticism before I saw them.

funkisdead (November 3, 2003)

wait a second! did "ilikebandssuchasopivy" just call ME a moron!!!??? look at his screen name, for christs sake!!! omg.

/sarcasm... OR IS IT? bom bom bommmm

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

"way to miss the joke. joke-misser."

Awesome, that's almost as good as Tommy Boy...---

TOMMY: [M&Ms] have a thin candy shell. I'm surprised you didn't know that.
RICHARD: I think your brain has a thick candy shell.
TOMMY: Your brand...has the...shell...

-Janelle

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

"so...is there not going to be any reviews of the new strokes cd? i like it, but after the first 4 songs, it's purely not as good as Is This It"

I take it this is a JOKE. Or rather, I'm praying that this is a joke...
-Janelle

ilikebandssuchasopivy (November 2, 2003)

Seeing as how I'm already flooding this page with my comments, ill add this one..

Very good review, and very funny at that. Although, apparently I'm the only one who got your humor, guys, do me a favor and look up literalist. Right, ok, got it? Yeap. Still don't understand? That's a pity.

ilikebandssuchasopivy (November 2, 2003)

Thank god for the amazing content on this site, because if that was not present, punknews would be a fucking trainwreck because of the community. To say that the credibility of a review is taken away by the person's user name, that is CLEARLY a joke, is so moronic it makes my head hurt. You know, this is not the only review in which these comments have been made. I was just reading the review for Making Friends by NUFAN and it was the same shit, in it the reviewer made a comment that it was 'punk rawk' to have a short album, and what did the punknews community do? Right over their fucking heads. Honestly, just because you have a keyboard in front of you and an open form with which you can voice your opinion does not make you a genius. There is a lot of humor laced into these reviews, and by lashing out against the reviewers you are only providing them with more ammunition with which they can insult the scene that is comprised of morons like ALL OF YOU. Fuck.. How about you stop commenting, turn on your casualties cd, and stop ruining the credibility of an otherwise amazing website.

annonymous (November 2, 2003)

Bear VS Shark - Busses/No Busses should be the mp3 of the year.......that song is soo good

funkisdead (November 1, 2003)

they didn't.
they just made a cab of death available to her.

boba_fett (November 1, 2003)

my only question is why the fuck did they kill cutie?

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

i love when death cab came back to Bellingham, WA (their home) and played Bjork's All Is Full of Love! it was orgasmic to say the least.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

so many dumb asses on this site.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

"i love death cab, this score is for them. it is a damn shame to see them reviewed by somebody named "sk8punx4evr" makes me sick. go listen to avril and simple plan. deuche"

such a pity. kids today don't even remember the glory days of skate punk.

plus, they can't even spell douche correctly.

funkisdead (November 1, 2003)

oh shit, i just got fucked twice

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

wow. am i the only one who realizes that "sk8punx4evr" is a joke for a user name?

do you people even have a sense of humor? i blame this on the fact nothingnice.com has been taken down

sk8punx4evr (November 1, 2003)

"i love death cab, this score is for them. it is a damn shame to see them reviewed by somebody named "sk8punx4evr" makes me sick. go listen to avril and simple plan. deuche"

because obviously the kind of music i listen to is reflected in my (joke) user name. and if you're going to insult me, use correct spelling. thanks sugar.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Dick Cab For Hootie

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

X(2) fuck you funkisdead

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

fuck you funkisdead,

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

"i'm from boston and i say wicked all the fucking time. it's not a stereotype, it's soemthing we say"

ahahahhahahahahahahahhaha

-BSD

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

so...is there not going to be any reviews of the new strokes cd? i like it, but after the first 4 songs, it's purely not as good as Is This It

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

i love death cab, this score is for them. it is a damn shame to see them reviewed by somebody named "sk8punx4evr" makes me sick. go listen to avril and simple plan. deuche

boba_fett (October 31, 2003)

funkisdead*

boba_fett (October 31, 2003)

i was tempted to take finkisdead up on that register as mr fucking anonymous but i was overcome by lazyness.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

i'm from boston and i say wicked all the fucking time. it's not a stereotype, it's soemthing we say

sk8punx4evr (October 31, 2003)

i'm not from boston. and the name? learn to take a joke!

dignin (October 31, 2003)

they probably requested that so they and mates of mates could play longer. I hate bands that want to make their fans satisfied.

cubaricho (October 31, 2003)

On this tour Death Cab said they wouldn't play with any local openers.

LAME.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

I was at the Death Cab show in Detroit...and we got no encore. Granted, they played for damn near 2 hours, but that we also didn't get a Cure cover, now that makes me sad. Especially "Love Song"...I would love to hear Ben sing that song.

funkisdead (October 31, 2003)

death cab fucking rock, and least the guy has a username, mr. fucking anonymous.

by the way, the next person who registers should make that their screen name.

mr. fucking anonymous.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Don??t be surprised by the low quality reviews on this site. Jesus, look at the reviewers name, ??sk8punx4evr??! at least now I know death cab is catering to the kids who like mall punk.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

did this guy from BOSTON actually say "wicked"? I thought that was a stero-type.

sk8punx4evr (October 31, 2003)

my supposed naivete was the joke. way to miss the joke. joke-misser.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

"I thought, ??Death Cab, are you tricking me? Are you actually going to play a few more songs? You guys!? This was confirmed when they walked back on stage and picked up their instruments."

have you never heard of an encore?

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