The Dress Code for Saturday’s Band of Horses Concert at the State Theatre simply read: Beards – Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman got a special dispensation. Band of Horses’ tour promoting their current album “Why Are You OK” had come to town.
First on stage were Wild Belle. The brother / sister duo of Elliot and Natalie Bergman is a frequent visitor to the Twin Cities (although as they mentioned usually at the Triple Rock or The Cedar) and enjoyed playing the beautiful State Theatre – although they were not sure if the venue had its dancing license but encouraged fans to get out of their seats anyway for “Giving up on you”. I liked their set (and so did the audience) showing global influences on their psych pop sound. Oh, and if you need a silo built, their family is 4th generation silo builders, so don’t be surprised if you see them at work between tours.
Set List: For Annabelle / The Great Salt Lake / Casual Party / Islands on the Coast / Marry Song / Laredo / Country Teen / Throw My Mess / Cigarettes, Wedding Bands / Detlef Schrempf / The Funeral / Ode to LRC / St. Augustine / No One’s Gonna Love You / Part One / In a Drawer / Powderfinger (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover) / Hag / The End’s Not Near (The New Year cover) Encore Older / Weed Party / Is There a Ghost / The General Specific