Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Dilettante's concert for the day #2:

For my second concert from the Internet Archive, I bring you Tegan and Sara at the Dinwoodie Lounge in the University of Alberta in 2003. If you aren't familiar with Tegan and Sara, they are twin Canadian sisters. They still are pretty young, but have been making music for a long time- they first came into the US music scene on the Lilith tour like a million years ago! They started out as a mainly accousitc punk/folk duo(polk?), but over the years they have gone electric and their songwriting has matured somewhat, becoming a bit more rock-oriented, with a lot of catchy pop hooks.

My favorite thing about Tegan and Sara is their propensity to "banter" at their concerts- they often tell stories and jokes between songs. It definitely helps create a strong rapport with their crowd- I think that if you just listen to their CDs, people assume they are always serious and depressed. But listen to their banter on tracks 10 and 15 for example, they come off as smart, funny, and totally cute! Their newest album "The Con" is my Favorite of theirs so far, but they are playing larger venues these days, which hurts the banter rapport in my opinon. My favorite songs from this concert are "Monday Monday Monday" and "Living Room." Enjoy!

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