Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Mysterious Production of Andrew Bird

Last night Andrew Bird performed at my University in Binghamton, NY. I had been looking forward to the concert ever since I saw it posted; I've been a fan of Bird's music since I was introduced to it by a friend in high school. I've pretty much been in love ever since. He is such a unique artist with his mix of instrumentals, quirky lyrics, and whistling. Also, if you remember, he was one of my "I Think You Should Know Thursday" artists a few weeks ago (
I was really surprised that he came to Binghamton of all places. The auditorium was by no means full and many people seemed to have just discovered Bird and his music. He is one of those artists who relies on word of mouth to gain his popularity, which is sad since he is so talented. There were however some people who were at the concert because they were actually Andrew Bird fans. Occasionally singing along could be heard to his more popular songs and outside waiting for the show to start there were those discussing his album  "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs" which is my personal favorite and perhaps his most well known. It was an eclectic mix of people at attending, it was mostly college kids but there were some families and small children along with older adults who looked like the rocked out to Dylan in their day. There was also definitely more than one guy with a bow tie in the audience. That is one of the things that is so cool about Bird, he attracts a large and diverse group of people. And from what I heard after the concert, all came away satisfied.
 To read my full review of the concert check out this link:
I wrote it for the Pipe Dream Blogs, the blog for my university's newspaper which I have recently started writing for.
Review: Needs milk
Martin Dosh & Andrew Bird 
(Partial) Set list for Andrew Bird in Binghamton, NY. I tried to get them all, but he didn't announce all the titles and some lyrics were hard to understand:
2. Why
3. Instrumental
4. Nervous Tick Motion of the Head to the Left
5. Give it Away (new)
7. Fitz & Dizzyspells
8. Carrion Suite
9. It's Not Easy Being Green (Muppets cover)
11. Effigy
12. Experimental instrumentals with Martin Dosh
13. Plasticities
14. Headsoak
16. Tables and Chairs
1. Happy Day
2. Comin' Home

1 comment:

  1. aha your rating system made me laugh so much - love it!
    Flora x