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In Photos: David Bazan & Say Hi @ Lincoln Hall (10/24/09)

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    By Matthew Avignone

    On a mild October night I found myself waiting in a rather long line to get into the brand new Lincoln Hall, for the David Bazan and Say Hi concert. As we entered the beautiful new venue on Lincoln Avenue I noticed how vast it was in comparison to its exterior, which to me seemed comparable to the Metro on the inside. Although we waited an extra thirty minutes for Say Hi to open up the set, to me it only increased the anticipation for the night ahead. The Washington trio thoroughly warmed up the crowd with some indie pop/ low fi rock tunes along with some bright smiles and entertaining jokes. As Say Hi finished up their set their lead singer Eric Elbogen warned us of “Extreme bearded Sexiness”, which was refereeing to David Bazan and to a couple of his new touring mates. As Mr. Bazan and friends entered the stage they sure did not disappoint at least in the beard aspect, they opened up the set with “Hard to Be” which is the opening track on his newest LP “Curse your Branches”, and boy did they blow my mind away. After the many years of seeing David Bazan solo it was a real treat to see him play with a full band of extremely talented musicians, two of which where members of Say Hi. As the night went on one could say David looked “comfortable” or even “happy” up there on stage. He played many tracks from his latest LP but also a few Pedro the Lion and Headphones jams as well. Over all I have to say in my opinion, after seeing him 6 times solo in the past I feel now I am spoiled with a full band backing him up. And I would have to conclude his performance on that mild October night was the best yet I have come to see from him.

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