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Decemerists performing Hazards of Love at the State Theater

Whether you dig the Decemberists recent concept album The Hazards of Love or not, if you were to see the live performance they would make you believers. Last night was one of the last performaces of the entire album and we were in attendance. While it was essentially the same show from the Rock the Garden performance from this past summer, seeing them at the glorious State Theater felt appropriate. You could've even purchased a playbill for the show, giving it a true theatrical feel.

After finishing up Hazards, they came out for a brief set of some of their other material, including Billy Liar, The Sporting Life, O Valenica, and b-side Everything I Do Nothing Seems To Turn Out Right. They capped their first encore off with a cover of Heart's "Crazy On You", with Shara and Becky sharing lead vocal duties. The ladies belted out a great rendition leaving all in attendance wanting more. Colin obliged came back out for one more turn, playing a nice, pretty little solo tune. The evening commenced with one of their best, the Crane Wife finale Sons and Daughters, inviting opener Laura Veirs on stage for the singalong.

Below are some shots from the show. Also check out the video from The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid. Shara is clearly the star of this album, and this shows you why.


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