Just got back from the sold out New Pornographers show downtown. Okerville River (the opening band) alone was worth more than the price of admission. The Pornographers closed with a cover of “Don’t Bring me Down” by the Electric Light Orchestra, and “The Slow Descent into Alcoholism” (which is fantastic live). Neko Case and Kathryn Caller have the voices of angels (and Neko was even suffering from a cold). “The Bleeding Heart Show” brought tears to my eyes. Carl Newman’s vocals are hypnotizing. It’s probably for the best that they didn’t play “Electric Version”, because I’m sure I would have shouted something about playing Rockband in my boxers. That would have just been awkward.