Monday night we went out to Williamsburg to see Architecture in Helsinki at North Six. I had no previous Architecture in Helsinki experience and didn't know what to expect, except that I knew there were going to be a lot of people in the band.
It turns out that they're a totally decent and likeable. Remember how in grade school every year there'd be a music day where each grade put on a musical act and maybe you all learned some rudimentary instrument, like the recorder or wood block or maybe some sort of xylophoney device, and you played and sang some song? Now, imagine if your class stayed together for the next twenty years and kept practicing. What you'd wind up with in that situation would be Architecture in Helsinki.
Pictures of the band without captions, how would you feel about those?
As pleasant a diversion as Architecture in Helsinki proved to be, they seriously didn't have to play until 12:30. They kept playing songs that made me think "Ok, this is the last one" but no, there would be more music. I'm not used to getting so much for $10.
Oh, and in case you're making a funny literal joke in your head about Architecture in Helsinki, here's a site about the actual architecture in Helsinki.
Head of Femur (a Chicago band) was the opening act. They weren't so bad, either. Just of guys with big mops of hair singing and playing their instruments, that's so Chicago.