NO!: MATES OF STATE (#161, SEP 22 2006).

Mates of State

"Ha Ha"
from Team Boo

Live at
Orpheum Stage Door
Madison, WI
September 22, 2006

Toward the end of the set, the songs began to take on a more rocking tone and some dudes climbed up onto either a corner of the stage or something to perform air guitar. The reason this is worth pointing out is that Mates of State do not employ any guitars -- it's just keyboard and drums. And yet, there he was, having a great time with this tune, the terrific opener from their third album.

Also worth pointing out -- I recorded this song partly because I was getting low on disc space and it's kind of a short one, but I also could've recorded the short breakdown they did in the middle of "Like U Crazy," covering part of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." It would've made an interesting contrast to the Of Montreal cover at the very least.

Posted by Aaron S. Veenstra ::: 2006:09:29:08:00