Picture Show: Local Natives and Suckers at Sons of Hermann Hall
Local Natives offered a powerful set at its Sons of Hermann Hall show.
Opening band Suckers, though? Uh, not so much. Emphasizing artiness and its oddball nature over any real semblance of sonic cohesion, the band's performance was something of a mess--an ugly combination of not-quite-on-point sound mixing from the in-room engineer and just really bad falsetto. There are interesting aspects at play in the band's sound for sure--but it's kind of like the opposite of Local Natives' deal. Whereas that band shines well past its recorded output in a live setting, Suckers does the exact opposite.
Even visually, you can tell the differences between these two acts' comfort levels. See for yourself in Mattie Stafford's slideshow from last night's gig.
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