Posted in music | pictures on October 22, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Think ABout Life

The showcase started shortly after 7pm, when spunky Montreal quartet Think About Life kicked off a set of gangly, effusive sampler-enriched funk rock before a crowd of maybe 30 onlookers--a third of whom were photographers. For the most part, the bill ran like clockwork: The Walter Schreifels Band quickly recovered from a momentary technical glitch to deliver a loose set of well-crafted, rootsy rockers, ending with a darkly bluesy cover of "Summertime" from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel, a Denver group newly signed to the Rounder label, conjured the ghosts of Nick Drake and Gram Parsons with spare, moody folk-rock wrapped in grainy arrangements anchored by a fantastic bassist, Julie Davis.
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It's true. For the second time in a row, Think About Life played to a small crowd at Music Hall of Williamsburg (10/20). It filled up nicely by the time Walter went on, and then even more people were there for Nathaniel and then it was a completely packed house for Laura Marling and The Antlers (and a slightly less packed house for late-night show-closer Fanfarlo).

Think About Life are awesome for doing the early set, especially since its not the type of crowd they're used to back home. And those that did get to see them, seemed to love them. And I heard Arlene's was more at capacity for their only other CMJ show which happened at Arlene's Grocery last night (10/21).

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Comments (11)

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Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 8:58 AM

!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 9:20 AM

i like it...

Posted by Kimono za karate | October 22, 2009 11:54 AM

do they think about life on stage?...doesn't that get in the way of their performance? what a bunch of wanna be sophisticates

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 12:23 PM

I've heard of jazz hands before, but the top pic is the world's very first instance of indie rock hands.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | October 22, 2009 1:16 PM

i haven't heard the music but the performance look like something you'd see at a hell house. that does not bode well for me.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 2:58 PM

the show @ Arlenes was excellent

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 5:37 PM

the arlenes show was fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 5:59 PM

Me and a friend (who were not press)were rocking out in the back. They were fucking fantastic! I just wish there were more folks there to enjoy 'em!

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 6:16 PM

Great!! i think?

Posted by green laser pointer | November 17, 2009 2:19 AM

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