Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One last tidbit from CHBP: Villagers

One of the most powerful performances from the entirety of the weekend, came in the quietest form. Conor J. O'Brien of Villagers performed a spine-tingling acoustic set in Neumo's while Mad Rad was bouncing around outside.

It was recently announced that Becoming a Jackal is a finalist for the much coveted 2010 Mercury Prize, and the set demonstrated why Villagers are in such great company. The Irishman's performance of the title track from said release sits with me more than anything else I heard at the festival.

While I loved hearing the songs stripped down, I'm hoping next time they come to town we'll get the whole band experience.

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