|Los Campesinos! at 9:30 Club 1/23/14|
|Sun Club at 9:30 Club 1/23/14|
Los Campesinos! sounded wonderful, and the lead singer Gareth did a good job of engaging the audience. He was droll and awkward and used odd, jerky dance moves with no apparent self-consciousness. He talked about how his accent is considered a hick accent in the UK, but that in the US, it impresses everyone. He made a joke about pandering for cheap cheers by mentioning DC. Only one other band mate talked to the audience to tell a story about a drunken acquaintance sleepwalking and peeing on the bed he was sleeping in. It was funnier than I make it sound. So there was some interaction, but the only one on stage worth watching was the lead singer. The rest of them didn't move around much. The sound quality was excellent - it was a sing-along kind of show where you could hear all the words. I had a good time. My verdict: worth seeing, but perhaps just once.