Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 15, 2011

photos by Autumn Andel

Neurosis / The Antlers
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Typhoon played a great set with thirteen people on stage, a friend notes that every time she sees the band there's someone else in it. After their set, lead singer Kyle Morton goes and sits with his family in the crowd after and obliges a female fan who asks to take a picture with him...

The incredibly good-looking boys in Antlers are nearly as sedate as the comatose crowd filling the square. Good thing the crowd is almost as incredibly good-looking as the boys in Antlers. I am distracting myself with untoward thoughts until something interesting happens...

Here's the thing I don't get about Explosions in the Sky: There's really no reason for them to be an instrumental band. Their music isn't evocative enough to NOT require a singer. All the dudes are currently rocking out in great disproportion to the actual rock-out quality of the music. We head to Virginia Cafe. Uh oh...

It's been four years since Neurosis last played Portland. For the full house at Roseland tonight, this is like going to church....

I don't get easily overwhelmed at concerts, but I don't know how much more of Neurosis I can handle. Standing by the PA speakers, my puny earplugs aren't standing much of a chance. And damn if they don't look possessed up there on stage. It's one of the most amazing things I've ever witnessed but am so tired that it's starting to scare me a little bit. - [Williamette Week]

Day four of MusicFestNW was, for some, a day of high drama and emotion. Any time you put the swelling post-rock of Explosions In The Sky, the tense and powerful Neurosis, the shimmering beauty of The Antlers, and psychedelic soundtracking of Grails and Eluvium in one place, there's bound to be some epic moments (even if they're not all appreciated).

MFNW Day 3 pics HERE. Day 2 HERE and HERE. Day 1 HERE.

More pictures from Day 4, at Pioneer Square and Roseland Theater, below...

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Comments (8)

whoa, looks like Scott Kelly gained a lot of weight since I saw him with Shrinebuilder

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 7:47 PM

OH MY GOD! Neurosis OPENED with Locust Star?!? That's amazing! PLEASE come back to NYC guys!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 7:47 PM

Neurosis is hands down one of the greatest bands of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 2:55 AM

^ That's so sad. Listen to more music please.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 10:16 AM

2:55 is right, dude. Listen to more Neurosis.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 4:38 PM

Neurosis are legend. Seeing them play is a spiritual experience.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 5:55 PM

Name one band better than Neurosis.

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WRONG.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 8:33 PM

Not acknowledging Neurosis as the greatest and one of the most influential and ripped-off bands of the last 25 years just displays ignorance. You don't have to like them of course, but downplaying their stature is silly.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 5:27 PM

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