Monday, September 27, 2010

MUSE-ical Tour de Force

Forgive my two back to back posts about music (but there must be a digital media link somewhere ...).

Saturday night, I traveled to LA to see MUSE in concert at the Staples Center. This is the second time I have seen the band live -- the first being at Coachella earlier this year.

The verdict?

MUSE delivered. Not as impressive as Coachella (I mean, how can you top that backdrop?), but as bombastic and bold as ever. The band -- three members -- emerged on separate "towers" which elevated up and down throughout the show; and the multi-media show was impressive. MUSE has some great music, although I am not a huge fan. But, as theater, MUSE's concerts are second to none. As I wrote after my exhausting weekend at Coachella, MUSE now holds the mantle of being the best band to see live.