May 062009

The Kings of Leon have two fantastic albums full of hip, catchy, cool and fun garage rock … then I don’t know what the fuck happened. The whole “Sex is on Fire” and “Use Somebody” thing took mainstream dorks by storm and all but erased my previous opinions of the band. This show was the third time I saw them. To tell you the truth, they have a true songwriting talent which is amazing because it takes the entire band’s full concentration to struggle through a song – even though they played for years. So it is obvious that there is not going to be any jamming, rocking out, improvisation, or anything adventurous, but it seems like they found the perfect crowd for that – everyone. The show at UCF only drove that point home with goofballs and drunken frat boys caterwauling at the tops of their voices.

From the days when they were palatable “Slow Night, Long Night”

“Four Kicks” One of my favorites

The better band is really Brooklyn’s The Walkmen

A clip from “In the New Year”

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