Thursday, July 22, 2010

Silversun Pickups Videos

As you may recall, Silversun Pickups played a sold-out show at Stubb's Monday night and a certain blogger you may know was in attendance. It was my first time seeing Silversun Pickups perform but I have been a fan of their albums. The live show was energetic, with some very basic but beautiful lighting. The band was neither static nor corny, all in all a highly enjoyable experience. Luckily, those of you who missed them on Monday night will have another chance to catch SSPU in October when the band plays Austin City Limits Festival. In the meantime, feel free to wet your appetites with the videos I shot from the *ahem* VIP section.

Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite video via YouTube

It was my first time in Stubb's VIP balcony and I must say it was pretty nice. There is a bar in that area, and there are even risers to help more people see. I didn't always have a great vantage point and there were a few d-bags up there but both of these factors are to be expected no matter where you are at any venue.

Silversun Pickups - video via YouTube

The above video was the last song the band played, when asked about collapsing at the show's end the drummer responded, "I just wanted to lie down." and after that bombastic performance I can't blame him. I'd be downright tuckered. Who am I kidding? I'd be downright tuckered after the first 12 bars of the first song.