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Ben Gibbard @ Danforth Music Hall

. : : October 14th, 2012 : : . I’ve written here before about how I was a huge Death Cab For Cutie fan throughout University. For the first three years, when people asked my favourite bands, I always listened them first, which never failed to incite a confused wrinkling of the brow. In the fourth year, however, once The OC started to draw attention to the band, you suddenly started seeing vandals scrawling lyrics on the inside of bus shelters; and by the time Plans hit the radio waves, they were unavoidable in mainstream pop culture. I’m of the opinion their oeuvre made a sudden…

Death Cab For Cutie @ Massey Hall

. : : April 19th, 2012 : : . Is it still too early to be nostalgic for Death Cab For Cutie? I’d been a fan of the band for years before they “sold out” — and I use that term not derivatively, per se, but how else do you describe a band who signed to a major label, changed their sound to be more radio-friendly, and saw a jump in concert tickets prices from $18 to $56 from one album to the next? Of course, I don’t begrudge the band their success, and still like a couple of songs off each of…

Death Cab For Cutie @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

. : : May 18th, 2011 : : . I credit Death Cab For Cutie with my interest in indie pop/rock music. A friend and fellow taper turned me onto them with a copy of his recording of a recent show they played at the *tiny* local venue, The Reverb, usually reserved for little-known local bands. It was shortly upon the release of their third album, The Photo Album, which virtually single-handedly changed my musical interests. Death Cab For Cutie became THE band I listened to, almost non-stop. New friends and acquaintances as a freshman in university would raise a confused eyebrow when I always listed…

Death Cab For Cutie @ Spectrum

. : : October 5th, 2005 : : . … And, we’re back! After a week of downtime due to a malfunctioning computer (by “malfunctioning”, I mean “scary zapping noise-filled and plumes of smoke-enveloped”), I have finally built a new PC virtually from the ground up. The only two things that came out intact were the case and the sound card. How weird. To make up for the lengthy absence, I knew I’d have to reach deep down into the proverbial bag of goodies pull out something big. Hopefully, I’ve done just that… It’s appropriate that I’ve chosen the band Death Cab For…