Alright. So last night I braved the elements and checked out The Forms and Cloud Cult at Schubas. Despite vocalist/guitarist Alex Tween acknowledging that he was sick and his voice wasn’t in tip-top shape, New York City’s The Forms blazed through a tight-as-hell set that included all my favorites off of The Forms like “Knowledge In Hand,” “Red Gun,” and “Bones” plus a cover of Nirvana’s “All Apologies.” The band’s thick and heavy (almost mathy) sound was more dynamic and powerful that it is on their records and made for a hella great show.
I actually didn’t realize that the show was sold out until just before Minneapolis’ Cloud Cult came on, so when they did, the crowd pretty much erupted. You might think that since I have this here music blog that I would have been familiar with Cloud Cult, right? Not so much. So when the lights started flashing and Craig Minowa and his band of merrymakers started making noise I was floored. Why had I never paid any attention to Cloud Cult before? My bad. It won’t happen again. My advice to you; see this band live, you won’t regret it.