Animal Hospital is nuts live, building dozens and dozens of loops up all by himself until he has a warm, lush song that washes right over you.
Aidan Baker was brilliant, even despite one of his cables cutting out midway through a song. Totally soporific and absolutely stunning. And Kevin (Animal Hospital) played drums for him which was awesome.
Aidan Baker & Kevin Micka (Animal Hospital)
P.S. Then I went to see Melt-Banana at The Middle East and, as always, they were fucking insane. They played their new "no guitar/all synth" stuff which was 100% chaos, then played some old favorites, some brand new stuff, and finished with a cover of Toots & The Maytals' "Monkey Man." So, yeah, best night ever.