Live: Tapes’n’Tapes, White Denim – 4/23/08 at the 9:30 Club

Openers White Denim were energetic, fun, and interesting.

Tapes’n’Tapes were dull’n’dumb.

Not really too dumb, but it was definitely one of the more boring shows I have ever been to. They are not very good live performers. No encore. Not captivating. Very, very limited audience interaction (from the band) (basically none at all). The bass was good, but man, was it loud (blame it on the 9:30 Club, whose sound system always manages to mess up at least one aspect of the live sound. Tonight there were multiple maladies…). The vocals and guitar were very hard to hear. Many, if not all, of the songs sounded the same. Not many people looked too into it. It was alright. Really not that great.

But you need shows like this to bring you back down. Not every show is going to be amazing.

White Denim were really terrific, though. A lot of fun. (Barely anyone was there to see them, however.)

Tapes’n’Tapes…not so much.

– R.H.


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