Decemberists at the Palladium May 19

Hazards of Love

Hazards of Love

The Decemberists are fantastic live, so if you can stomach the Palladium, you should go. It used to be the worst place in town to see a show, but I haven’t been there since they refurbbed it last year. Although it was never the structure that sucked—it was the Gestapo-like management.

It’s now under the management of Live Nation, a Clear Channel spin-off. So continued fascism seems likely.

Even so, the Decemberists are an amazing band (ask all the fans who submit art & tattoos to their website), and if you see a good enough show, you can overlook the fascist crap.

Listen to the Decemberist’s new album, Hazards of Love, streaming at Entertainment Weekly’s imeem.

Download it at lala for $3.99. (As tweeted earlier today by WTTD.)

Buy tickets to the show at the Palladium.

7 thoughts on “Decemberists at the Palladium May 19

  1. am i the only one in the universe who thinks this album is weird? i was just telling TINT that it sounds like oddball seventies prog rock with a tinge of QOTSA thrown in. doesn’t make for much of a listen. that said, yes, these guys always rule the school live. haven’t seen too many bands make their crowd sit like kindergarteners and get away with it.

  2. @jesus satan
    Actually lot’s of people think it’s weird, also, I told you you were just regurgitating Pitchfork (accidentally…sure):

    “The Hazards of Love, inspired by UK folkie Anne Briggs’ 1966 EP of the same name, has thick stoner-metal sludge and peat-bogged prog-folk arpeggios.”

  3. I never thought I’d say this, but JS’s writing is better than Pitchfork’s esoteric, pretentious bullshit. Sigh.

  4. i don’t even know what this: “peat-bogged prog-folk arpeggios’ means… i think Pitchfork is making up terms so that people think they’ve heard music genres that no one else ever has…

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