The Dodo's

It's JACK not Max: The Dodos w/ Gauntlet Hair @ 9:30 Club 6/12/11

It was a Sunday night, and rather than doing homework and studying for finals, I was doing what any sensible indie-loving child does. I was going to a concert with some friends. At this concert, like at many I’ve been to, I was attending without much former knowledge of the band’s music. The sad thing about this is that if you don’t know the lyrics to the songs… you’re probably not going to figure them out from the show. Clarity wasn’t great. But boy, did it rock.

The opening band seemed to be an odd choice. Gauntlet Hair are a neo-psychedelic band, reminding me very strongly of Animal Collective on Merriweather Post Pavilion, if AC were less into electronics and synths and just played guitars instead, with tons of echo and wobbly effects...