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The Glass House
Friday night saw the freshly-reunited 90's post hardcore band Braid rocking the Glass House. In the interest of full disclosure, Braid was one of those bands whose music spoke to me wherever I was emotionally in my life (typically abject misery). Their aggressive, angular percussion and guitar assaults were met with heartfelt lyrical narratives and melody which beautifully expressed a tapestry of feeling and could be indescribably uplifting. After incessant spins, the laser in my CD player burned a hole through multiple copies of their masterpiece 1998 album Frame and Canvas (true story).
I've listened to obsessively for more than a decade. It's just too weird
to have to remain objective in these situations (not that we at the Weekly are concerned with things like objectivity).
Forever Got Shorter