Beirut played a free show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn yesterday (Aug 13, 2006). Not only did they sound great, their professionalism as a band continues to grow. Recently back from playing Moscow, everyone on stage seemed to have a much better grasp of their instruments (and the songs they're playing with them) than the last time I saw them at Northsix (which was infinitely better than their first show at Knitting Factory).

Beirut @ McCarren Pool

Beirut @ McCarren Pool

Beirut @ McCarren Pool

Beirut @ McCarren Pool

Beirut @ McCarren Pool

Beirut @ McCarren Pool

The Beirut show was even more crowded than the free Of Montreal show, and the (not free) Sonic Youth / Yeah Yeah Yeahs show the day before. Someone told me there was close to 7000 people there.

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