Concert Reviews

Divine Fits at Bluebird Theater, 12/14/12


DIVINE FITS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/14/12

Picking a high point of a show as thoroughly enjoyable as this one would be tough, but when Alex Fischel started playing the synth intro to "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty -- which could have gone either way, kitschy or funny -- and Dan Boeckner started singing (turns out he's one of the few people who do Petty believably and with conviction) and then Britt Daniel and Sam Brown joined in, these guys turned a mere cover into a song that they could've written, playing it as though they owned it. Boeckner even rattled out the guitar echoes at the end of the song. For a band that made a virtue out of layered and dynamic simplicity the whole show, the attention to detail on this song, which it didn't even write, was quite impressive.

See also: - Dan Boeckner of Divine Fits on being inspired by the sprawl of L.A. - The weekend's ten best concerts, 12/14-12/16 - Britt Daniels of Spoon on how he doesn't care for 'rock dudes'

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