Monday, May 24, 2010
The Besnard Lakes Live Review
Caught The Besnard Lakes at the Pritzker Pavilion last night for the latest installment of the venue's Free Concert Series. It was kind of a nightmare getting into the city and ended up missing a couple of songs. But what I heard was enough to whet my appetite for more. A band with a sound that big should come from more than 4 members. The Arcade Fire has 35 members and they can't reach the crescendo that Jace Lasek (guitar/keybords/vocal), Olga Goreas (bass/vocal), Kevin Laing (drums), and Rich White (drums) manage to inflict upon the audience. Add into the fact that Lasek is a master-produced and it's amazing that the band can even come close to recreating the vast expanse of their studio works. I will definitely pay to see my perceived best band in the world right now when they come around next.