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Last Night: The Soundtrack of Our Lives at the Granada Theater

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, Seryn
Granada Theater
February 21, 1010

Not better than: watching the US hockey team beat Canada... but still pretty good.

Last night at the Granada Theater, a small crowd was lucky enough to see Sweden's The Soundtrack Of Our Lives perform in an unusually intimate setting. Compared to the band's Scandinavian concerts, where it plays to multitudes at festivals and arenas, last night's crowd of a hundred or so indeed seemed minuscule.

But instead of showing any signs of disappointment, Soundtrack performed as if Dallas had the biggest crowd on its tour.

Lead singer Ebbot Lundberg's round belly protruded from beneath the layers of his signature caftan as he nimbly made his way to every corner of the stage. The rest of the band--sporting mustaches, jumpsuits, and denim--matched his enthusiasm with spins and mid-air scissor kicks.

In all, the audience was treated to a wide array of songs from all five of Soundtrack's albums--as well as a brief monologue in which Lundberg said, "Where we're from, you can leave one world and go to another."

Not sure exactly what he meant by that, but I guess it's all part of the psychedelic mystique that Soundtrack is known for. Musical highlights included "Nevermore," "Sister Surround," and "Second Life."

And at the end of the final song, "Jehovah Sunrise," Lundberg graciously thanked the audience for being a part of the show, and proceeded to mingle with fans in the Granada's front room.

Meanwhile, opening band Seryn of Denton was spot on with its four-part harmonies. The band's genuine, heartfelt songs started the night with a peaceful atmosphere--which was promptly destroyed by LA's Nico Vega.

Critic's Notebook
Personal Bias:
I've been a fan of Soundtrack for years, but this was my first time to see the band perform. It was a really good show despite the small crowd.

By The Way: Soundtrack suffered one technical difficulty after another, but still managed to, in the words of my brother, "kill it."

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