Los Angeles 2013 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA; December 7, 2013. Excellent audio (extracted from webcast).
The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas makes its return to the legendary Shrine Auditorium on December 7th and 8th, 2013, featuring two nights of incredible performances from many of today’s biggest bands! Proceeds from the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas benefit local charities Para Los Niños and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center. [Click on the respective link to make a donation.]
Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times wrote:
More encouraging sounds - and reason, perhaps, to believe that rock can still make an impact - came from Vampire Weekend, the deeply clever New York City band whose latest album, Modern Vampires Of The City, is one of the year’s most acclaimed. (It’s up for the alternative music Grammy.) On Saturday, Drake’s song. Worst Behavior, blasted from the Shrine’s speakers as the band arrived onstage, and that was just one sign that Vampire Weekend was looking beyond rock’s usual borders; its set pulled from rap, reggae and African pop as Ezra Koenig floated his boyish vocals over arrangements that mixed strummy acoustic guitar with percolating machine beats. Fifties-rebel cool in a denim jacket with the collar turned up, Koenig in Diane Young led his bandmates through a synthed-up revamp of early rock à la Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue for the Age of Spotify.
Thanks to gracz54 for sharing the webcasts at Dime.
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Track 01. Diane Young * 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 02. White Sky 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 03. Unbelievers * 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 04. Holiday 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 05. Step * 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 06. Cousins 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 07. A-Punk 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 08. Ya Hey * 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 09. Campus 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 10. Oxford Comma 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 11. Giving Up The Gun 5:05 (8.6MB)
Track 12. Walcott [transmission glitch around 2:06] 5:20 (9.0MB)
* New songs from Modern Vampires Of The City.
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