Band of Horses with The Jayhawks
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
April 2, 2011
Originally based in Seattle, now hailing from Charleston SC, rock group Band of Horses came through the Atlanta area with force on their latest US tour. After releasing their third studio effort, Infinite Arms, in May of 2010, the band has hit the worldwide road in order to satisfy legions of dedicated fans that have been waiting on baited breath to hear the melodic harmonies and echoed tones of these indie-rockers.
Band of Horses have blazed a trail of their own since forming in 2004. After their debut album, Everything All The Time, it was quite obvious that the band had a sound so unique that they were in a genre of their own. Some folks call it indie-rock, some alt-country, some consider the sound a close cousin of southern rock, but all agree that front man Ben Bridwell’s song structure and vocal arrangements set this band apart from some of the more well known rock groups of the last decade.
Following the opening set from the recently reunited Jayhawks, Band of Horses took the audience on a journey that adequately spanned their three studio efforts.
The first song of the double encore was an amazing rendition of Gram Parson’s "She," which brought a smile to this concertgoer’s face and the bursting subsequent number, "The Funeral," their most successful single to date, were equally highlights and saw the audience into the night and the Horses on to their next stable in a manner that left all replete.
Band of Horses Setlist
Bats, Infinite Arms, Compliments, Marry Song, The Great Salt Lake, NW Apt., Islands on the Coast, Laredo, Our Swords, The First Song, Cigarettes, Wedding Bands, Factory, No One’s Gonna Love You, Older, The General Specific, Weed Party, Is There a Ghost, Wicked Gil, Ode to LRC, Monsters
Encore: She (Gram Parsons cover), The Funeral