Death From Above 1979 Warehouse Live November 6, 2014
Don't get me wrong; reviewing and shooting concerts is an awesome gig. I get to see the bands that I want to see up close and also get the best souvenirs - my photographs of the artists. Obviously some shows have been better than others for a variety of reasons, but Death From Above 1979 was more of an experience.
It started on Wednesday night with a screening of the new film Life After Death From Above 1979 at the Alamo Draft House. The documentary is a gem from first-time director Eva Michon that begins with the band's inception in Toronto, their rapid rise to success and surprising breakup, and explores the projects that Sebastian Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler took on during their hiatus. It also documents the interactions that led to the duo's making music again after not speaking to each other for five years.
They had unfinished business to address. As stated in the film, there was a desire for the group to reunite and, "become the band it was supposed to be." Footage from the insane riot at their first reunion show during SXSW 2011 exhibited just how much people loved this band.