The sound

A week of concerts

March 24- March 31

Due to our annual April Fool’s issue, we did not cover concerts happening in The Sound. In light, we have highlighted a number of shows that took place over the last couple of weeks.

Elle Bandita (Vaudeville Mews, March 24) stopped in town fresh off her performance at South By Southwest. I’m not a huge fan of the music, but Elle oozes more sex appeal than the audience knows what to do with.

The Black Eyed Peas (Wells Fargo Arena, March 25) brought their “The E.N.D. Tour” to town for a night filled with sub-par music. I was a huge fan of their debut album, “Behind the Front,” but their music has gone downhill ever since. Still, more than 14,000 fans showed up to prove their fan base is alive and well.

Gross Domestic Product (All Play, March 27) offered fans a chance to check a wide variety of local bands from all genres. A number of acts sounded good (Dustin Smith, Superchief and Maxilla Blue), but Druids were my favorites.

Trampled By Turtles (People’s Court, March 28) shredded through strings during a double set of jam grass goodness. The five-piece band from Duluth, Minn., was on fire with two amazing sets including a number of songs from their new album, “Palomino.”

Electric Six (Vaudeville Mews, March 31) had the crowd dancing their ass off on a sultry weekday night. The group grooved through an energetic set of disco/funk rock songs, pleasing both diehard fans and newcomers who had danced in off the street. CV — Jared Curtis




Black Eyed Peas at Wells Fargo Arena
Photo by Shannon Smith

Electric Six at Vaudeville Mews
Photo by Jared Curtis

LMFAO at Wells Fargo Arena
Photo by Shannon Smith

Ludacris at Wells Fargo Arena
Photo by Shannon Smith

Trampled By Turtles at People’s Court
Photo by Jared Curtis





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