On St. Patrick's Day, the international celebration of the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, while Americans across the country toasted green beer and watched crappy Irish jig bands play in his name, I finally caught Mutemath.
I've been addicted to the prog-psyche rock band's latest album, Odd Soul, since its release last year. It's the best thing since pizza, or pants for that matter. Pizzapants. As the lights went dim and the crowd started to shout like they saw Bieber, a security guard tapped me on the shoulder and pointed. To my surprise, I saw several strings of lights making their way through the crowd towards the front, and then the bass drum hit and the stage lights flared to reveal Mutemath minus lead singer Paul Meany. It felt like I was in Mexico for a Night of the Dead parade. When Meany hit the stage, pimped in a full green suit, the New Orleans group opened with their first and title track off Odd Soul, then segued directly into track two, "Prytania," and then into track three, "Blood Pressure." After performing a few I didn't recognize, Meany made sure to inform the crowd that the entire Odd Soul album would be performed that night along with some old goodies thrown into the mix. Check out the photo review below for some patty shots of Meany and the gang.