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Review / photos: MGMT at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

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We were shocked to see this concert coming to Tampa Bay. We were even more shocked that it would be taking place at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

But on Wednesday, MGMT finally performed in Clearwater, wrapping up one of the most interesting months of music the Tampa Bay area has ever seen.

Sean Daly was there among the "1,800 ecstatic teens and 20-somethings," and he writes in his concert review:

The Grammy-nominated group played 90 minutes of head-spin that was both utterly strange and warmly familiar. Backed by a video screen programmed to look like it was on the blink — or at least programmed to look like a peyote-addled lunatic was at the controls — the band opened with the soft whispery emo of Someone's Missing, from 2010 album Congratulations.

That is, until Someone's Missing erupted into a lite-funk jam, MGMT setting the stage for its gear-shifting ways, vocalist (Andrew) Van­Wyngarden sounding like seven different people in the span of a six-minute song.

Click here for Sean's full concert review. And after the jump, get more of Jim Damaske's photos of MGMT at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:22am]

    

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