Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vetiver @ Square Room




Vetiver played the Square Room Monday night to a small crowd of about 50 folks. I might be over estimating the numbers here, but it was something like that. I suspect that this is due to the fact that the world is on Spring Break and Market Square isn't exactly a destination for typical beach goers. Despite the fact that I felt bad for them having to play for such a small group, it was intimate and they put on a fantastic show.  Having never experienced the venue before, the room sounded great and they played my favorite song "Been So Long." According to one 4 Market Square insider, the band members were really friendly and even introduced themselves to staff.  This just in: they're just a bunch of dudes who like to play music. 

Lead man Andy Cabic mentioned getting lost 100 miles in wrong direction due to an iPhone map mistake. They were traveling from Birmingham to Knoxville but somehow ended up in Murfreesboro which is a little bit off in terms of direction. I won't blame them though. 


Here's to them coming back for another round.


16 comments:

ck said...

Those spiral light effects alone make me wish I had been there.

max. said...

It was almost worth just going to see that.

Square Room, like other venues, uses LEDs as a part of their lighting scheme. It saves a ton of energy and doesn't burn as hot as regular tungsten. I think they use a combination of both.

My tiff is that the LEDs wreak havoc on digital camera sensors. Something about the output of the light screws with the sensor and makes color correction a nightmare. Thus, the photo here is B/W.

B said...

at kathleen edward's show the shape of the lights reminded me of little sunspheres. they were hypnotizing!

Nate D. said...

That's what you get for blowing your advance on beta tech.

When you need directions, don't ask VerVer. Ask TomTom.

The Modern Gal said...

You know, the band we went to see last week at Pilot Light was an hour and a half late because their van suffered a broken axle -- or so they said.

Conspiracy? Is Knoxville a black hole of some sort for bands? Or, I suppose the opposite of a black hole ...

B said...

kathleen edwards said they had to stop at walmart on their way to knoxville to get their tire fixed. the walmart guy said it should have blown while they were on the road, which would have made them flip because they had a trailer. spooky!

The Modern Gal said...

I detect a trend. We need to investigate this.

Nate D. said...

Kathleen Edwards buys her tires at Wal-Mart?!

FYI, MG, the opposite of a black hole is a "white hole." No kidding.

Nate D. said...

Which, I just realized, would be a super-concentration of spiral lights (among other things), which references CK's initial comment, bringing us back to the start, which is also what happens in the time reversal of a black (or white) hole.

Sorry to geek out like that. To be fair, Max used the word "thus."

max. said...

Thus, we're all nerds.

The Modern Gal said...

Oh my goodness, Nate D. You've made my day by bringing that full circle.

The Pol said...

live long and prosper

max. said...

Who is VerVer Nate D?

Nate D. said...

Yeah. That there was a poor attempted takeoff on the TomTom radio ads. VerVer would be "Vetiver," said by someone who was forced to do one of those commercials by a copywriter with bad intent.

B said...

why am i so lost in this conversation?

The Modern Gal said...

B, I blame the white hole.