Caribou at The Clubhouse Last Night
Clubhouse Music Venue
October 9, 2010
Canadian electronic act Caribou is essentially only one person, Dan Snaith. At least in the studio. When Snaith, who I was lucky enough to interview for this week's print edition hits the road, however, he is joined by bandmates.
The question is what they do. How do you take electronic music that can be compiled with a mere laptop and put it on stage? Caribou answered that question and more at Clubhouse.
Joining Snaith onstage were two guitarists and a drummer -- Ryan Smith, John Schmersal and Brad Weber -- meaning the dynamic resembled a traditional band pretty closely. When the four finally took to the stage at 10:45 pm, they immediately jumped right into the third track from Caribou's impressive 2010 release Swim, "Kaili." From that point, it was easy to see that this would be truly a performance by a band rather than a guy hunched over an iBook, twiddling with some stuff while holding his headphones over his right ear.
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