Exposing Themselves: Wye Oak and Sea of Bees at the Independent, 2/24

Apparently, something in the air of the show at the Independent Friday night made it particularly easy to overshare — in fact, it seemed impossible not to. Perhaps it was because the show was sold out weeks in advance; being inside felt like you had won the lottery, and the crowd seemed utterly grateful (at least upfront; audible chatter from the back of the room could be heard in quieter moments). Likewise, the bands* seemed humbled and happy to be there, which always helps. Or maybe it was the weather that day, which had been more summerlike than mid-winter. Whatever the case, both frontwomen of Sea of Bees and Wye Oak indulged in quite a bit of talking last night, which only seemed to endear them more to their fans. “I’m gonna shut up now,” was the line both women said at one point.

(* Apologies that I missed openers Social Studies and 21st Century)

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