there's a great article about radiohead in this week's new yorker. it said that they are basically an instrumental band, with their strongest instrument simply a voice.
well, their show last night was one of the best shows i've ever seen. and yeah, there's just something hypnotic about thom yorke's voice live. it echoes. it penetratres. it pierces. it's dreamlike in quality, and with the incoming fog from the city into berkeley, well, yeah, it was a nice place to be.
and the lighting and stage presence by the rest of the band just completely grips you. if you haven't seen them live, stop depriving yourself. i heard they were great. now i know.
here's the greek theater, by the way:
and here's radiohead playing live (seriously, that's them):
raconteurs, pearl jam and chili peppers - you're on notice. the stakes have been raised this summer.