16 Oct 2004, 07:04

Death Cab for Cutie/Travis Morrison @ the Beaumont

Just got back from seeing Death Cab for Cutie at the Beaumont. It got out pretty early as far as shows go but it wasn’t really too short. It was just one of those odd shows that actually started on time and had a really short setup time between sets. Of course, that was likely due to the fact that apparently on Friday nights the Beaumont switches over to line dancing at 11:00. Welcome to Kansas City, I guess.

Anyway, Travis Morrison opened things up with some of his recent solo stuff. It was pretty good, but after his stuff with the Dismemberment Plan it’d be hard to exceed expectations. Even without the Plan, he knows how to keep things interesting and entertaining. He’s not afraid to drop a Ludacris cover in there, and he pulled it off pretty well. Nice. Death Cab was excellent, definitely the better of the two shows I’ve seen of theirs. Of course since their most recent album is some of their best stuff yet that’s not surprising. It’s crammed full of sing-alongable awesomeness that just comes off great live. The only thing that could have made it better, as Jolayne pointed out later, is if they had slipped in some Postal Service covers here and there.


Comment by Brett on 2004-10-16 09:08:25 +0000

So what you’re saying is…if Travis came solo to a smaller venue you wouldn’t feel obligated to check it out? He’s stopping through the Grog Shop and I’m debating whether or not to go.

Comment by Will on 2004-10-16 17:11:07 +0000

Hmmm, that’s a tough call. I think I would probably still go as long as it was pretty inexpensive show (which I think the Grog Shop usually is, right?) Musicially it may not be up there with the Dismemberment Plan but Travis is just such a funny energetic performer that it’s still worthwhile in my opinion.

Comment by Brett on 2004-10-16 22:09:12 +0000