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Originally posted on buzzbands

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Under the still night air and nestled snug among the trees of Griffith Park, Andrew Bird strolled up to his hodgepodge of instruments and pedals. Wearing a baby-blue blazer over a pink button-down shirt, he kicked off his shoes and began to whistle. Then, using his signature style of looping himself, he whistled, fiddled, strummed and sang his way through “Why?” With each wave of his hands, tilt of his head, poignant pauses and shifts in time signature, Bird set the tone of how multi-faceted the evening would be Friday at the Greek Theatre.

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Raconteurs

ARTICLE BY GREG CARUSO
PHOTO BY AUTUMN DE WILDE

SEPT. 23 | LOS ANGELES

Screw you, White! That goes for you too, Benson! And you, Keeler … Lawrence … Watrous. Damn all of you for rocking so fucking hard. You just had to bring back rock ‘n’ roll, didn’t you? DIDN’T YOU?

That was what was going on in my head tonight at the Greek, but what was going on in the heads of The Raconteurs is beyond me. Despite playing only an hour and 20 minutes, The Raconteurs came out hard and swinging, blasting through their repertoire bit by luscious bit. Starting off with the title track of Consolers of the Lonely, they relentlessly smashed through both of their albums—Consolers and Broken Boy Soldiers—often extending songs within their mid-section and tail ends. This most certainly was not a Jack White show either, if that’s what you’re thinking. Each member lends a hand in this band.

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