So here lately I've been spending a lot of time on YouTube, checking out the music videos for a lot of songs that I like. I just got blindsided though...
Some of my favorite bands include Tonic, The Black Crowes, and Candlebox, but none of them have really been able to exceed my expectations when performing live. The Black Crowes do a good job, but there's an element that's missing: Energy.
I just happened to watch a couple clips of Counting Crows, and I have to say, I never really noticed this before. The band is just so energetic and devoted, even when doing a live gig. It's hard to find any band that's not overly-processed to the point where they're incapable of putting on a show that is equal to or better than their records, but Counting Crows is fully capable of it.
I can't stand to watch the guy when he's singing, especially in this video, but they did a live session of "Anna Begins", which is totally phenomenal. Check it out here.