School of Seven Bells
Baton Rouge, LA
Brooklyn band School of Seven Bells arrived in Louisiana this week, minus one member. As reported on their website the day after this show, Claudia Deheza has just left the band. Her departure may have been a factor in the somewhat sour tone of the evening. It wasn’t helped by a poor turnout — this was a late show on a Monday night (the band and openers Active Child even joked about it on Twitter). Please, Spanish Moon, move these shows an hour earlier! Worse still were the stupid antics of a few audience members.
It was hard for me to see exactly what happened from where I was standing, but a guy up at the front seemed to have tried to get up on the stage to touch Alejandra Deheza during “Joviann“; Benjamin Curtis pushed him back down with his foot while continuing to play, and the guy fell on the floor before being hustled out the door by security. That idiot’s friends ceremoniously walked up to the stage and flipped off the band before making their own exit. Someone else came up after the song to try and shake hands, but was understandably rebuffed.
The whole thing (as Curtis himself noted) was embarrassing for Baton Rouge, which has a hard enough time attracting good bands, though I suspect these guys might have come from out of town. I’d never seen them before. I was disgusted enough that I edited that whole thing out of this recording, which is otherwise a really solid set. If the SVIIB‘ers read this, I hope they’ll consider coming back to give it another try — and we’ll try to keep the assholes out.
1. Half Asleep
2. Heart Is Strange
5. Dust Devil
6. Bye Bye Bye
8. I L U
9. My Cabal
Download: School of Seven Bells – Baton Rouge – 10/11/10 – 292 MB
Sample: “Dust Devil”
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