I went to my second Belle and Sebastian concert tonight! The New Pornographers opened. Both bands were simply amazing. I’ve never even listened to The New Pornographers before, pleasant surprise. I thought the woman who was singing with TNP was Neko Case, but it wasn’t. Ahh ignorance.
Stuart Murdoch of B&S was in top form tonight, dancing around energetically and making lots of funny Scottish banter with the crowd and his bandmates. Sarah (the only female vocalist) didn’t sing too much, which is too bad. I really like her songs. The lighting was really good for B&S, hitting its peak for the song “Another Sunny Day” (sunny yellow lights radiating from the back center).
At the end of this month I’m going to see DOS in Hollywood, CA. Mike Watt from the Minutemen is in DOS, so I’m expecting great things. Then in April I’m going to see Ladytron here in Minneapolis. So much to look forward to!
Updated: It is quite possible that Isobel Campbell sang “Family Tree,” so comment about that removed. Isobel left Belle and Sebastian in 2002, and “Family Tree” was released in 2000. I thought it was the other way around. I can’t find any record of who actually sang the song though!