|Craig Finn - Dec 12|
The jam-packed club erupted when Craig Finn (fitted with a bright blue tie that read 'Happy Birthday') and crew rushed the stage. After a few hellos they tore through a handful of blistering guitar rock tunes from Teeth Dreams, the band's latest studio album.
The group proceeded to run through their entire 2006 masterpiece record Boys and Girls In America. While cuts like "Stuck Between Stations" and "Chips Ahoy!" were received with the expected gushing reaction, it was some of the records other tunes, like the sprawling "Southtown Girls" and the B-side "Girls Like Status" that really gripped the crowd. Although even all these year's later, I still find my brain adding Franz Nicolay's keyboards to the live performance.
A trio of Stay Positive songs, including the title track, "Sequestered In Memphis", and "Constructive Summer" had the throngs singing along. "Your Little Hoodrat Friend" capitalized on the built up energy for a stellar, penultimate send-off.
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