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Grizzly Bear and Beach House at Palladium

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Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:30 PM

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But, honestly, the venue paled in comparison to Disney. Since Grizzly Bear is decidedly not a dance band, but more like a chamber band, the contrast between the two venues was a lot to overcome. That said, in the year-and-a-half since the Disney show, the band has released the critically acclaimed Veckatimest, has garned a ton of attention and drawn a whole new legion of fans. It's not fair to compare the two.

click to enlarge Daniel Rossen - TIMOTHY NORRIS
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  • Daniel Rossen

Singer/guitarist Daniel Rossen gave a shout-out to LA, which is his hometown. The crowd embraced him as one of their own.

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  • Timothy Norris

The audience was quiet, respectful and dead still throughout the evening. The row of burly security guards who protected the band from the crowd had an easy night; this was not a stage-diving or moshing crowd, to say the least.

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Rather, it was an audience who came to appreciate beauty.

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