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Minus the Bear / P.O.S. / the Velvet Teen: live in Washington, D.C.live in Washington, D.C. (2006)
Suicide Squeeze Records
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: InfrareconInfrarecon
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It had always been a secret of mine that I had never been to the Black Cat even after living in the D.C. area for a few years. So I figured that once the chance arose to go see one of my favorite bands for the first time it seemed like a perfect pairing. After arriving at the sold out club and ge.
It had always been a secret of mine that I had never been to the Black Cat even after living in the D.C. area for a few years. So I figured that once the chance arose to go see one of my favorite bands for the first time it seemed like a perfect pairing.
After a pretty brief waiting period, Minus the Bear took the stage to rousing applause. They proceeded to tear through a well balanced set of old, new, and the unrecorded. The slightly more upbeat songs on the band's debut album seemed to have more bodies moving than the slightly more demure tracks off of Menos El Oso, but there was always lots of moving and people singing along; the band was also able to slip three unrecorded songs into their set. The band's stage chatter was pretty minimal, just the standard thanking of the fans and complimenting the other bands. The lead singer seemed a bit out of it, too. Still, this didn't affect his peformance as him and the rest of the band nailed all their tricky compositions, with only the occasional timing issue. After leaving briefly and returing they went into a song off They Make Beer Commercials Like This. I had to leave early before they were undoubetdly about to play "Pachuca Sunrise," a song I really wanted to hear unfortunately. When I made my way out I knew that while this may have been my first, that this definitely wouldn't be my last time with this club or band.
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