by Lee Stabert
Band of Horses
Exit/In (Sold Out)
1. The band opened with "Monsters" off their debut Everything All The Time. In my opinion, the slow-burn opener is totally lamecore. Especially after two opening acts and a lengthy sound check, open big.
2. There were an awful lot of dudes in the crowd who looked like they could have been in the band. I haven't seen that much flannel or that many beards in a good long while—well, except in Murfreesboro.
3. There were a few notable trad-country/Americana folks in the crowd: Thad Cockrell and Gillian Welch, to name a few. It seems like the band's turn towards a more Southern-tinged sound has won them some cred with the pedal steel and cowboy boot set.
3a. Ben Bridwell pronounces words weird sometimes.
For a complete overview of the Band of Horses show, check out next week's Spin.