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Death Cab For Cutie - show review

A Q-and-A with drummer Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie

By MELODY STONE, The Eureka Reporter
Published: Apr 18 2008, 12:30 AM
Category: Arts

Above is my Q and A with Death Cab's drummer (I know the headline is fairly self explanatory)

The show was on Monday and I have yet to write up a review. Here's a quick run down. The set list was excellent, they played every song I asked Jason to play, which was probably coincidence, like, when they came back on for the encore and I yelled "Title and Registration" and they played it, I later noticed it was written on the set list (which was tapped to the stage in front of me). Chris Walla was right in front of me and when they started playing I said "Thank you so much" and he smiled like he knew something.

Although, the fact that they played "Photo booth" makes me think it wasn't purely coincidence, that's not a very common Death Cab song.

They weren't engaging, you could tell they were mostly there to rock out, not talk to the audience, a huge shift from the Tegan and Sara show - review still to come. They didn't say anything about playing here in 2003 and or even that Humboldt is famous for pot.

They ended the set with Transatlansism and it was epic. So epic something blew and started smoking, and McGerr lost his glasses he was drumming so hard.

All in all, lots of fun. I got Chris Walla's guitar pick. I got a t-shirt. I had a good time.

Bye for now,

Melody Stone, Rock Journalist


I agree... epic. That was a fun show... and as you said, they weren't engaging, but that's okay. I didn't necessarily go there to have a conversation with a band (not that I would have turned it down, mind you), but to see a show... to sing along with the songs I know, and to hear the audience doing the same. I've always thought that being in a band, hearing the audience sing your songs must be the biggest rush. To know they've listened to your music so many times that they can sing along. Dang.

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