The Twilight Sad at Lincoln Hall 6/9/2016

I got to know The Twilight Sad through another great Scottish band, We Were Promised Jetpacks. I don’t remember if they were playing a show together or if WWPJ posted a link about them, but I heard Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters sometime around 2008 or 2009. I really dug that album, but I didn’t stick with the band as much as I should have. I listened to their other records off and on, nothing really sticking with me despite the music being really good across the board.

Their most recent album, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave is great, and brought me back into the fold. I was excited to see them play live finally, and the show wasn’t really anything like what I expected. While most of the band is pretty chill and just plays their parts very  well, James Graham whips across the stage in a violent fit. He balances the violence with a beautiful grace, dancing along to the beat like every song is an early Christmas present he’s been waiting an eternity to receive.

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  1. Thank you for this review I follow your blog now since I am on WordPress with mine too. I love this band very much! I discovered them years ago and as soon I heard their music it did stick with me! James is a unique and very intense soul he perform all his songs giving the best of himself on the stage each time. He totally feel the music inside him in an amazing way and he transfer that feeling to us. In an interview he said that each time he perform is like thinking that it is last time! I had the wonderful opportunity to attend The Cure Concert in Los Angeles last 23 May and I met James Graham it was an amazing show The Cure are one of my favorite band of all time. I am so happy and proud of Robert Smith wanting The Twilight Sad as guest band for this amazing 2016 Tour here is my experience of that day! Carolina