No Age’s Nasty Spill
Friday night was the Milwaukee stop for the No Age/Deerhunter/Dan Deacon Round Robin tour. The momentum-sucking gaps as the bands alternated songs was a little disappointing to me since a straight bill of all three bands could have charged more, sold out a smaller venue AND given fans of each band exactly what they wanted rather than dishing it out in 5-10 minute intervals. Nevertheless, it was a fun time and a creative way to structure the show.
Sadly, the most interesting moment of the night precipitated the abrupt ending of the show (see the 3:00 mark in the video below) — during a dance contest, No Age’s Randy Randall slipped on some Pabst on the floor and dislocated his shoulder. Somehow, he still managed to play Lollapalooza today.