Friday Night: Dave Matthews Band at The Woodlands

Dave Matthews Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 18, 2012

On the way to Friday's Dave Matthews Band show, the question was raised as to the difference between what Radiohead is doing now -- the improvised jams that were birthed this past year -- and what the DMB does on a nightly basis. The only difference that can be gleaned is that the DMB smiles a shit-ton more and for Radiohead it's still undefined country.

But to tell you the truth, both their audiences look the same about now.

Obviously the DMB couldn't do what Thom Yorke and their now-growing crew do, but they have perfected what they do best, now over the past 20-odd years. It's challenging to analytical listeners, a soothing painkiller for hardcore fans and background noise for half the crowd. That last part is the most tragic, I guess.

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Craig Hlavaty
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