And now inducting to the pantheon of great live bands, Plants and Animals, who could not have been more spectacular Thursday night. Playing to a sparsely populated room of mostly rabid fans, Plants filled the space with a presence of a band 10 times their stature. The mood was ceaselessly playful and Lead Singer, Warren Spicer, got some traction from introducing himself as "Amanda...Hugandkiss" (He's Canadian give him a break) and launching into diatribe about how everyone in the audience is probably a celebrity "on some show I've never seen." It was a fitting bit of ironic self-reflexiveness for a band that named its latest album "La La Land" and which features tracks entitled "Tom Cruz" and "American Idol." If the cult of celebrity is a preoccupation, maybe it's rightfully so- a band whose talent so exceeds its level of recognition deserves some idle adulation too, you know, just to even things out.
Some more pictures and video of Warren and the Gang performing "Game Shows" below: