Sunday, November 16, 2008

Seen Your Video: A Place to Bury Strangers Live in Amsterdam

NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers is true sonic annihilation for the ears and the mind. I first discovered APTBS at the Monolith Festival in September this year and they completely blew me away.

The sheer power and rumbling intensity of their live show, APTBS was one of the two best sets I saw at Monolith. You know when they demolish casinos in Vegas, how loud it is? APTBS is that times about 40.

I caught them again recently at the 930 Club here in DC and it was the same thing. Their stage presence is amazing. Like catch-your-breath, oh-my-god-are-you-watching-this amazing.

(See the rest of APTBS photos from the 930 Club here.)

The only downside to discovering this band in a live setting was that it's so loud you can't make out the lyrics. And being a writer, I like to know words. So I was pretty psyched to come across one of their live shows, the Paradisio-Small Hall (5-26-2008) in Amsterdam, via Fabchannel, a neat site that shows various concerts from many music genres, all in streaming video. Now there's a one-stop shop for seeing this incredible band live AND checking out their lyrics.

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