Tonight I’m going to see Austin’s The Black Angels for the third time. I’m a little concerned. The first time I saw them (at the High Five), I thought they were really really good. I saw them again opening for The Black Keys a few months later, and while I did like their set, I felt like it was more or less the same set I saw the first time.
Granted, what they do live is really good. They create a great atmosphere and mood with their music that few bands these days can do. But still, I feel like they really need to expand their musical vocabulary, introducing different time changes or instruments or something to make them repeatable.
So will there be any big changes tonight? Or more of the same ol’ same ol’? I’ll know in a few hours.