On Monday, we got to go see Between the Buried and Me at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh. Last time we saw them, we had to drive to Cleveland in a snowstorm, so this was a nice change. They’re absolutely bonkers live. To play music that is as complicated as theirs is, and still be so entertaining to watch is a feat. Which is likely how we ended up seeing them twice in three months last year (then again, it isn’t exactly hard to get me to go to shows. Seriously, I went to a N.E.R.D. show because it was $10).
Although this is only the second show I’ve seen there, I really like the setup at Altar Bar. We managed to get a fantastic spot on the stairs, which meant I actually got to see the band (I’m 5′ 4″, finding a good spot is imperative).
They had the most active pit I’ve seen in a long time. Generally the kids lose steam a few songs in, but these guys kept it going through the encore. Also, I’d argued that BtBaM’s name is unchantable, and they proved me wrong.
There’s a lot of Pens gear in that crowd. Since it was on the same night as Game 3, someone would kindly yell out the score in between songs. Not bad for a Monday.
As usual, setlist is here.