Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is one of my favorite bands of recent years. From their DIY beginnings to their more recent rock ‘n roll drama, Alec Ounsworth’s David Byrne meets Dylan vocals in front of their grooving indie pop possesses a certain allure for me. Despite their line-up changes they took the stage at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg and sounded great working through a setlist that touched every album while avoiding some of their bigger hits.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes played to an eager audience just as the Gulf skies opened up on one of the coolest venues in Florida. The neo-hippy cult with a penchant for powerful singalongs did not disappoint. They could be compared to the Polyphonic Spree (I guess), but their members all have valid contributions to the music and their songs are better.