Over The Weekend: The Dandy Warhols at The Granada Theater
November 13, 2010
Better than: Watching a TV marathon with everything that The Dandy Warhols have been featured in.
|The Dandy Warhols|
And although the band is getting older (lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor is 43), the band's still surprisingly energetic. And that's great, because although the Dandies are a pretty commercial band these days --no, literally -- they showed the folks at this show that they deserve each and every bit of the attention they've received over the years.
In fact, during "Bohemian Like You" in particular, it was hard to pay attention to their jack-o-latern visuals and avoid the image of a Ford Focus driving through your head, with the music serving as the background and some voiceover guy offering a sweet 0 percent APR.
As the band moved along through their setlist, they revealed their ability to move through movements of their longer songs fluidly, providing a sense of flowing energy that was understandable without it going into self-serious prog rock manifesto territory, coming off like The Rolling Stones, with a just a hint of Velvet Underground shoegaze on top to make it interesting yet entertaining. Just because you make art for commercials doesn't mean you can't make good art.