Dead Man’s Bones is actor Ryan Goslings band. For those that don’t know him, he was in “The Notebook”, “Half Nelson”, and “Lars and the Real Girl”. The band was created with his best friend and they have been on their first tour for the last few weeks. He is also one of the few actors that will make me swoooon, cuz god damn it, he’s CUTE!
I bought their album a few weeks ago…. the album is totally spooky. Its a very “haunted” sound with creepy organs, brooding voices, and a kids choir. It’s a concept album, which I didn’t get AT ALL… after about 5 listens, I fell in love with it. I couldn’t WAIT to see how this album translated to the stage. Happily I came to the show as a music fan, and not just to oogle Ryans good looks 🙂
This was honestly one of the funniest, and strangest shows I have ever been to. The opening act was a group of random people doing a mixture of comedy/musical/acting skits. I hear in every town they recruited “traveling show” people to open….cool idea.
Of course the place went nuts when the band finally came out…. I don’t think I have ever seen so many bouncing barbie dolls in a Seattle club before. While Ryan is usually the front man, he’s not stationed in front of the stage. Him and the other musicians will rotate instruments a lot. Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard…. They brought out a small childrens choir to stand in the back, and they were all painted up as zombies with white faces. Every town had a different choir, they didn’t travel with the band. I loved watching the band interact with the kids, leading them on and sneaking them smiles. The band looked like they were having a great time. And I gotta tell ya…. theres something hysterical about watching children sing, “My body is a zombie for you”. LOL.
Did they sound as polished as the record? eh………. maybe it was the mix, but everything sounded a little muddled to me. The crowd seemed to be enjoying it though, and by the end of the show the aisles were full and people were practically sitting on the stage because there was no where else to go. Great show, if they ever come back again…. I’m there.