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Hump Day Showdown: Grizzly Bear and Gustavo Dudamel

Above: Grizzly Bear plays the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Wed, October 21st.

Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead once revealed that Grizzly Bear was his favorite band, a dreamy endorsement for any indie band (Grizzly Bear toured with Radiohead in 2008). The four-piece folksy, psychadelic, experimental band from Brooklyn play a sold-out show at the Belly Up Tavern tomorrow night (Wed, Oct. 21st).

Bursting onto the international scene in 1999 as the 18-year-old wunderkind conductor of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel (pictured) has taken the classical music world by storm.
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Above: Bursting onto the international scene in 1999 as the 18-year-old wunderkind conductor of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel (pictured) has taken the classical music world by storm.

I know, I know, it's sold out, so why am I even bringing it up? Because Grizzly Bear has a new album "Veckatimest," which you can check out AND I really like the video for the song "Two Weeks" and I wanted to share it with you (see below).

In 2008, Grizzly Bear co-headlined a show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Now that wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel begins his much-anticipated tenure as the orchestra's music director, it'd be great if Grizzly Bear was invited back so the band and orchestra can actually share the stage!

Speaking of the 28-year-old Dudamel, the media have continued to wax rhapsodic about the young maestro's compelling story. Reviews of the LA Phil's opening performance two weeks ago, which featured John Adams' "City Noir" and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 were mostly positive. Now you too can see what all the fuss is about. KPBS-TV will broadcast the L.A. Phil's season opener with Dudamel at the helm Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

To sum up, you can make your hump day a musical one - watch Gustavo Dudamel kill it with some John Adams OR listen to the new Grizzly Bear album. Of course, if you're one of the lucky ones seeing them live, we all have hump day envy!

Video

Grizzly Bear Video for "Two Weeks"

Above: Directed by Patrick Daughters, Grizzly Bear's video for "Two Weeks" off their latest album Veckatimest. Grizzly Bear plays the Belly Up Tavern on Wednesday, October 21st.

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Joe Spurr | October 20, 2009 at 12:42 p.m. ― 4 years, 9 months ago

Patting myself on the back for buying Grizzly Bear tickets while I still had the chance. Super excited for tomorrow!

If I weren't going, I'd also consider checking out Noah and the Whale at The Casbah (also Wednesday night).

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