Ep.211 – The Decemberists w/ Other Lives @ The Palladium – Hollywood, CA

Bryan May 21st, 2009 | By
Category: Decemberists, The, Los Angeles, Other Lives, Palladium, The, Video Concert Reviews

Bryan spends a Tuesday (05/19/2009) evening listening to some folk rock provided by The Decemberists and Other Lives at the Palladium in Hollywood. Afterward he gets some fan reviews of the show.

This show was objectively great, and it was filled with real deal fans that deeply enjoy the mellow folk rock music being supplied, but it really wasn’t my thing.  I didn’t have a problem with the music or performance, so much as the time, location + duration in which I was being exposed to it.

The Decemberists at The Palladium

The palladium is a large dancehall type venue with lots of room to move around.  I feel uncomfortable just standing in this area for 2 hours.  (Maybe it’s because I’ve spent a number of nights there getting down.)  There really was no dancing and no real reason for dancing.

Photos by http://www.SayCheeseAndDie.com

This was the type of show I would have liked to have seen at a festival or in a theater with seating.

The opener for the night was a band from Oklahoma called Other Lives.   They were very enjoyable.  They had an early set time (8pm) So I only caught the last 20-30 minutes. I did however get their set list after.  Thanks, Alex.

Other Lives Set List
Other Lives Set List

The Decemberists played their entire new album “The Hazzards of Love” in about an hour, took a 10 minute intermission, and came back to play another hour of older songs.

Overall, I’m more aware of this kind of music and certainly interested in seeing both bands again.  Hopefully it will be in a more relaxing setting.

Tour Dates for The Decemberists from their MySpace:


McDonald Theatre
Eugene,OR   US
with Other Lives

Sasquatch Festival
Quincy,WA   US

Wilma Theatre
Missoula,MT   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

Fillmore Auditorium
Denver,CO   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

Uptown Theatre
Kansas City,MO   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

Riverside Theatre
Milwaukee,WI   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

The Pageant
St. Louis,MO   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

Lifestyles Community Pavillion
Columbus,OH   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

The Tabernacle
Atlanta,GA   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

Progress Energy Center
Raleigh,NC   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

The National
Richmond,VA   US
Special Guest: BLIND PILOT

Tower Theatre
Upper Darby,PA   US

Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia,MD   US
with Andrew Bird and Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3

Bank of America Pavilion
Boston,MA   US
with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3

Radio City Music Hall
New York,NY   US
with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3

Bonnaroo Music Festival
Manchester,TN   US

Walker Art Center
Minneapolis,MN   US
Rock The Garden with Calexico, Yeasayer and Solid Gold

Marymoor Park
Redmond,WA   US
with Andrew Bird and Blind Pilot

Portland,OR   US
with Andrew Bird and Blind Pilot

Portland,OR   US
with Andrew Bird and Blind Pilot

Vogue Theatre
Vancouver,BC   CA
with Blind Pilot

Vogue Theatre
Vancouver,BC   CA
with Blind Pilot

Newport Folk Festival
Newport,RI   US

Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
Montreal,QC   CA

Kool Haus
Toronto,ON   CA
with Heartless Bastards

Orpheum Theatre
Madison,WI   US
with Heartless Bastards

Chicago,IL   US

Murat Theatre
Indianapolis,IN   US
with Heartless Bastards

W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
Louisville,KY   US
with Blind Pilot

Royal Oak Theatre
Royal Oak,MI   US
with Heartless Bastards

Byham Theater
Pittsburgh,PA   US
with Heartless Bastards

Austin City Limits Festival
Austin,TX   US

Tour Dates for Other Lives from their MySpace: 


May 12 2009 8:00P
Pontiac Garage at HOB (w/ Elvis Perkins) Dallas, Texas
May 13 2009 8:00P
Walters on Washington (w/ Elvis Perkins) Houston, Texas
May 18 2009 7:00P
Amoeba Music Hollywood Hollywood, California
May 19 2009 8:00P
Hollywood Palladium w/ The Decemberists Los Angeles, California
May 20 2009 8:00P
Fox Theater w/ The Decemberists SOLD OUT Oakland, California
May 21 2009 8:00P
McDonald Theatre w/ The Decemberists SOLD OUT Eugene
May 23 2009 8:00P
The Red Room Kennewick, Washington
May 25 2009 5:00P
Sasquatch! Quincy, Washington
Jun 2 2009 8:00P
Media Club! Vancouver
Jun 3 2009 9:00P
Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Jun 18 2009 9:00P
Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, Kansas
Jun 19 2009 9:00P
7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 20 2009 9:00P
Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Jun 21 2009 9:00P
Beachland Ballroom Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 23 2009 9:00P
TT The Bears Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jun 24 2009 8:00P
The Bell House Brooklyn, New York
Jun 25 2009 10:00P
North Star Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 29 2009 9:00P
The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 2 2009 8:00P
Walters on Washington Houston, Texas
Aug 7 2009 8:00P
Lollapalooza! Chicago, Illinois
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One Comment to “Ep.211 – The Decemberists w/ Other Lives @ The Palladium – Hollywood, CA”

  1. Sharon says:

    Hey Bryan I saw you there on the way out but I was driving out and you were doing an interview. I should’ve known you or Lorn would be there. Anyway, I love The Decemberists, and I thought the show was awesome! The whole first act especially. I would definitely go again to the same show if it comes back around.

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