The Drums Play Benefit Show at NYC’s Webster Studio

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Concert Report
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The Drums played a 45 minute set last night (January 19th) at the more intimate stage in Webster Hall (The Studio) to a crowd of 250 max (part of a benefit show for Dan Duggins).  The highlight of the night was their cover of The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go”, completely hipsterdized and surprisingly amazing. The band attempted to re-do the crowd favorite “Let’s Go Surfing” – slowed down, different arrangement – but it just didn’t quite work; and they knew that – prefacing with “We’ve never done it like this, it might be awful.”

I’m a HUGE fan of The Drums and have been for about two years now, and as they continue to blow up even more, it seems like they’ve lost a bit of that polished sound that I remember from their earlier days.  Frontman Jonny Pierce nails the Mick Jagger swagger and even a little David Bowie, but the vocals have taken a shift – doesn’t have the same melodramatic and simple (delicate, maybe?) tone you hear on their tracks anymore.  I’m still a huge fan…but I do miss the days of their Don Hill’s and Brooklyn Bowl shows….(side note:  Bring back the tambourine, Jacob Graham! No one plays it quite like you.)

Photos from the show below.  Till the next one!



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