show recap: the clientele at bowery ballroom
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

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Every music lover in Brooklyn with a moustache or a mullet came out to the Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night relishing the surreal sounds of The Clientele as the band begins to wind down their busy tour schedule. Playing a variety of tunes spanning their decade-long career, the foursome delivered a show that was as much about the ambiance as it was about the music.

The Clientele's ability to gyrate the audience's mood was uncanny at best. Fluctuating between the lucid, droning trance of the keys and pedal steel, and what may best be described as psychedelic noise rock, the show itself was pleasantly inconsistent. Somber lows, creating a spacey sense of uncertainty were rivaled by nebulous highs of epic noise jams, creating something of a transcendental roller coaster effect on the general consciousness of anyone within earshot. The band members weren't much for small talk, though front man Alasdair MacLean did once have to apologize for slurring his words (it seems that reverb isn't the only reason he's hard to understand), but instead, they left the music to set the stage, carry on the conversation, and wave goodbye as the happily zombified audience staggered out of the doors. - josh cacopardo

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