Panda Bear, Silent Diane, Botany
In some regards, it's kind of hard to see why Noah Lennox, the man behind Panda Bear, is the king of the blogosphere these days. It's not like the guy tours and plays shows all that often. He doesn't.
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Finally, during his encore, Lennox performed some crowd-pleasing tracks from 2007's Person Pitch including "Bros," and "Comfy In Nautica."
It's hard to imagine that just two guys and some DJ equipment could put on such a stunning show, but for the thousand or so folks at the Granada Theater, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that lived up to its expectation.
Support act Silent Diane was slightly hypnotic but mostly boring. Toward the end of their set, they made a mistake and abruptly ended a song. Thing is, nobody would've noticed had they just stopped.
Random note: Since this was the only show Panda Bear would perform in the South, a lot of people drove down from Oklahoma, including Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne, who wandered around the crowd just jamming out to P-bear in his own special way.
By the way: I was told by Granada owner Mike Schoder that Botany, former member of Sleep Whale, was brilliant. Then again, I don't think that guy's ever heard a band he didn't like. Either way, I arrived too late to catch the performance. My bad.