Yeah Yeah Yeahs at The Paramount/ Seattle
Anyway, I was totally surprised to find the opposite. Karen O screamed and bounced her little ass off and though she spoke little, seemed generally happy and appreciative to be a rock star. I'm sure through her performance she encouraged all the teenage females in the audience to, I dunno, feel better about themselves or something, which is great. I just thought she is really good at what she does.
Something I was looking forward to is discovering how the guitarist was going to handle all the big sounds on the album. They did have a fourth musician who stepped in on bass, acoustic guitar, and keyboards on a few songs, but they used him surprisingly sparingly. Instead of relying on the fourth guy, the YYYs guitarist turned on his I'm-a-whiz-with-effects-pedals switch and cranked out the sounds himself. Sure, there was some sampling going on in there - both fed through a pedal sampler that he played live, and in the case of "Y Control" a pre-rendered sample - but he was still a blur of activity running around stomping on pedals and twisting knobs.