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Let It Rest

Author: Sid Sowder
07/07/2003 | Toomuchrock.com | www.toomuchrock.com | Live Show Preview
Monday July 7th, 2003 at TT the Bears in Cambridge, MA

Chapel Hill's Sorry about Dresden climbed on stage late into the evening too late as it turned out. A good portion of the audience had already left with Sgt. Peterson, and Sorry about Dresden could do nothing to energize those who remained. In fact, the band seemed just as tired as the audience. Four rock bands on a bill is one too many. Give the band a pity point for playing last.

While the band has had considerable success purveying its hooky indie rock, on this evening it fell flat. Vocalist/guitarist Eric Roehrig crooned and strained through the band's well-written material while second vocalist/guitarist Matt Oberst screamed the more vivacious pop-influenced numbers, but nothing seemed to click with the audience. The subtleties found on their CDs, which harkens back to a Surfer Rosa-era Pixies, were missing. Instead, their offerings were all chugging and straightforward. The music was just as tired as the band.

While, in the past, bassist Matthew Tomlich's unbelievable jumps and boundless bounding energy could be counted on to pep up the audience, Tomlich has since left the band. And while the new bassist is certainly a suitable replacement from a purely sonic standpoint, he was positively lifeless on stage. When the foursome closed with favourite "Debt & Debris"from their debut The Mayor Will Abdicate, the band made one last push and ended on a high note (and walls of wailing noise.)
Let It Rest

Let It Rest

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