This might come off as a bit fanboyish -- but Django Django is the best band you probably haven't seen live yet.
March 19th, 2013 @ Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
I've made no secret about my love
for the quartet from the English isles, and a cancellation on their performance at Iceland Airwaves only furthered my anticipation. Like everyone else in the Neptune Theater on a rainy Tuesday evening in Seattle, I eagerly waited and waited for Django Django's jangly take on psych-electronic influenced rock -- a wait which first began since KEXP started blasting "Default" nearly 15 months ago.
Django Django chose Minneapolis-based Night Moves
, fresh off of a whole lot of good press
for the brand new band. The quartet, using a little bit of odd samples and pre-recorded instrumentation, looked like veterans for the crowd, channeling their inner-Portugal. The Man
as they delivered a psych-rock set that would make any Deadhead proud. The band, however, isn't prone to senseless noodling; they kept their set nice and tight for an opener, and sounded much more polished than you would expect.
22 March, 2013