Last night the married duo of Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner flooded a recently remodeled Off Broadway with pre-recorded synths, raging beats and Boeckner's signature, post-rock yelps.
The frustrations felt in the music of Handsome Furs echo the yearnings behind slammed doors and bottle breaking; it's the rhythms of youth exiting the age of innocence.
Not all rock shows are soul-rocking experiences. Though all the necessary components were there at the Wolf Parade show this Saturday at the Pageant—the punctuated lights, the sheer volume of the music, the gathered masses and group drunkenness -- but the performance while solid seemed forced and it wasn’t fixed by a light show. It was a valiant effort by the entire band, but unfortunately, at least for me, it was just, well, mediocre.