Friday, September 5, 2014

New Pornographers at the Brill Building 9/4/14

Over the course of two separate sessions, I had tried tirelessly to answer a New Pornographers trivia question on Twitter from @NPRMusic for the chance to go to last night's show at the Brill Building.  This was the question I that I answered to get my entrance to the show.

Entering the area of the Brill Building where the New Pornographers would play, my expectations were that they were going to probably play their new(and fantastic) album in it's entirety.  What I didn't expect was that I would be seeing them in a space that looked like it was getting remodeled years ago but stopped just after the demolition phase.  There were holes in the floor, holes in the ceiling, exposed beams and random shapes of metal hanging from the ceiling.  If I was asked to sleep there it'd be off-putting, but since I there to see one of my favorite bands live, it made the experience more interesting and memorable.

My expectation was that they'd just play Brill Bruisers start to finish since they were promoting the new album and we were in the Brill Building.  Those expectations got shattered when they opened with Moves and then continued on to play a great fourteen song set.  They played six off the new album but also hit on some old favorites like The Laws Have Changed, Twin Cinema, Mass Romantic, Testament to Youth in Verse and closed the encore with the always fun The Bleeding Heart Show.

I can't wait to see them again in November.

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