So, thanks to server issues, this recap is going up now, but I caught Au Revoir Simone at the Warsaw on Thursday night.
I’ve had a soft spot for Au Revoir Simone since they did a benefit with Regina Spektor for Planned Parenthood two years ago. This was my first show in the Warsaw, and while the space is nice (they have a kitchen that serves Kielbasa next door) I have to say. The sound system? Waaaaay too heavy on the bass.
It would be one thing if we were having a trance party or maybe a punk show, but when you’re talking about the lovely, atmospheric melodies played by those three adorable girls with bangs, you want to be able to hear the music. Not, as my friend put it, feel like your teeth are vibrating in a massage chair.
Overall the show was good, and they even ended with a great cover of Summer of ’69 Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer”. But, I’d strongly advise being strategic about which shows you see at the Warsaw.