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Waiting for the gates to open.
Last week I made it public knowledge that I'm not a Radiohead fan. Call me crazy, but the songs of the critically adored, legendary art rockers just don't speak to me. The sounds are distant and obtuse, and what can I say? I like music with immediacy, music that connects without the effort it takes to sink into albums like Kid A or Amnesiac.
But I went into last night's show feeling -- bring on the Radiohead puns -- optimistic. People don't just like Radiohead, they love them, and the band's status as innovators has been trumpeted far and wide. I stated in my original piece that I was willing to give Radiohead a shot, that I was excited to see if the intimacy of a live show would connect for me the way so many of the band's records connect for its fans.
Read the full Radiohead review here. PHOTOS BY G. LUKE HOLWERDA.
Published on March 16, 2012