Live Review, 5/16/12: The Dandy Warhols Shut Up and Play the Hits at the Fillmore

The Dandy Warhols
Sleepy Sun
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Fillmore

Better than: Smelling like teen spirit.

At last night's sold-out show at the Fillmore, the Dandy Warhols' frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor couldn't resist wearing his black Brian Jonestown Massacre parody T-shirt. The bands, forever tied by the 2004 documentary Dig!, played the Fillmore within a week of one another and we couldn't resist comparing the shows. (Read my review of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.)

After 18 years together and only one lineup change (drummer Brent DeBoer joining in 1998), Taylor-Taylor's claim of being “the most well-adjusted band in America” seems to hold true. Last night, the Dandys tightly gathered on stage in front a massive fabric backdrop with the band's name and under a strobe, making it feel like a 1990s prom. They delivered a two-hour set packed with fan favorites — and seemed to have fun doing it, too.

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