Emo icons Dashboard Confessional (pictured) and New Found Glory kicked off a 14-date run of intimate acoustic performances Monday night at West Hollywood's Troubadour -- and from the first note of Dashboard's "Ghost Of A Good Thing," the show was an interactive shindig with the audience in command of the set list and, at times, lead vocals!
As SPIN scribe Chris Martins writes, Dashboard frontman Chris Carraba joined his fans in "clap-alongs, sing-alongs, shout-alongs and even shake-alongs," as he and co-guitarist John Lefler at one point distributed hundreds of bead-filled balls to those packed into the venue. "Better yet," Martins writes, "Carraba had a second request of his willing participants: 'We're not gonna work from a set list tonight, so if there's something you want to hear, just shout it out.'"
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld have given no formal interviews about their brawny new collaborative album, Never were the way she was, which is mostly comprised of a continual throb from his saxophones’ (both bass and tenor) howls and honks, as well as hoary scratches and wails from her violin. But they gave readers and… More »