Live Review & Photos: A Place To Bury Strangers at The Casbah, March 11, 2015

A Place To Bury Strangers By Rocío Flores
Photos by Rocío Flores

A Place To Bury Strangers‘ recent Casbah show was as dark and complex as their songs.

Oliver Ackermann and Dion Lunadon took the stage lit only by flashing lights, leaving much to the imagination — except for occasional silhouettes and brief glimpses of unforgettable instruments.

The band performed many tracks from their new album, Transfixation, and did justice to rumors that they’re “the loudest band in New York.” In fact, it was a brutally loud set that made audience members thankful to have earplugs.

The songs from Transfixation sounded incredible in the almost-full Casbah, and astonished fans were mesmerized by the band’s movements. The musicians were engaged and didn’t squander their emotions; with an album like Transfixation, it’d near-impossible to do so.

Photos: A Place To Bury Strangers at the Casbah

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