I went to go see BNL at Hammersmith Apollo last night. It was great show. I have a lot of fond memories of listening to their music throughout high school. The last time I went to one of their concerts was for Maybe You Should Drive in the mid-nineties. However, I kind of lost touch with their new stuff after Rock Spectacle but they demonstrated last night that they could still put on a good show. One thing that impressed me was how tech-savvy the band is. They film every show and put it up on their website and frequently blog about their experiences (like we do!). The coolest new trick that they have at their disposal is selling memory sticks with songs and video on them. The neat thing that they do with those sticks is that they will immediately upload the concert footage onto them if you go to the booth after the show.
Some of you may know this but I’m not the only Without Annette alumnus to have been to a BNL concert within the past ten years. Alex literally received his nickname of Hair And Beard Combo (or HBC or Combo, for short) from the Barenaked Ladies when he was spotted in the audience during one of their shows. Nice work being hairy!