Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Grizzly Sound

In a pretty negative review of Grizzly Bear's appearance at Town Hall, Ben Ratliff brings up the venue's bad sound:
Burdened with murky sound for a band that has fairly high audio needs, Thursday’s show was mostly studied, intellectual tension.
I have seen several concerts at Town Hall with not-so-hot sound, including The Magnetic Fields (described here) and a Peter Rowan spectacular a number of years ago.

I think that it varies a lot depending on where you are sitting -- although I have trouble believing that the New York Times' critic got a bad seat -- but it is pretty surprising that they haven't either figured out a way to do the sound better or else renovated the venue appropriately.

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