Last night I had the opportunity to attend the Jack’s Mannequin & Guster concert at the Lawn at White River in Indianapolis. Every once in awhile I get tickets through work for local concerts and this was one of those times.
Lady Danville was the opening act and the first thing that caught my attention was that the guitarist was sporting a bow tie. The music was good and reminiscent of Death Cab for Cutie.
Next up was Jack’s Mannequin, who also happened to play at the first concert my wife and I ever attended. The show was great with a good mix of old and new stuff. The highlight was definitely the guitar solo during “You Can Breathe Now.”
Finally, Guster took the stage. I knew a couple of Guster songs but had never really gotten into listening to the band on a consistent basis. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised when I realized their performance was one of the best I had ever seen. They put so much into their songs and really remind me of O.A.R., another band that knows how to put on a good show.
If you get a chance, I’d highly recommend seeing Guster in concert. Also, give each of these bands a listen and you’ll likely find something you like. The other exciting development yesterday was that I got to use my new camera for the first time. The lens on my old camera would not retract (this is the second camera this has happened to in the past 2 years), so I’ve been limited to taking pictures with my cell phone for the past month. Unfortunately, I forgot to put a memory card in the camera but it luckily had a decent amount of internal memory and I was able to capture a few shots. These are a few of my favorites.