Explosions in the Sky @ Amos’ Southend, 4/3/11, Charlotte, NC
In what kicked off a nice stretch of concerts (this show on Sunday, Futurebirds on Thursday, and Avett Brothers on Saturday), Explosions in the Sky made a (somewhat) unexpected stop in Charlotte to a packed Amos’ Southend. And they treated the crowd to an intense set of material from their four albums, playing almost nonstop for about an hour and 15 minutes. The band has always been one to let their music speak for them, and on this night they only paused for cheers between songs. Highlights for me included starting the set with “We’re Explosions in the Sky and we’re from Texas” and then launching into “Postcards from 1952” off their latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (which I’m not ashamed to admit gave me goosebumps) and the ever-awesome “Greet Death,” the song that made me instantly fall in love with them in 2001. Simply an uplifting night of beautiful music, and I look forward to seeing them again at Bonnaroo in two months.
Setlist (via QC Vibes)

Postcard from 1952The Birth and Death of the DayYour Hand in MineLast Known SurroundingsThe Only Moment We Were AloneCatastrophe and the CureLet Me Back InGreet DeathTrembling Hands

Explosions in the Sky @ Amos’ Southend, 4/3/11, Charlotte, NC

In what kicked off a nice stretch of concerts (this show on Sunday, Futurebirds on Thursday, and Avett Brothers on Saturday), Explosions in the Sky made a (somewhat) unexpected stop in Charlotte to a packed Amos’ Southend. And they treated the crowd to an intense set of material from their four albums, playing almost nonstop for about an hour and 15 minutes. The band has always been one to let their music speak for them, and on this night they only paused for cheers between songs. Highlights for me included starting the set with “We’re Explosions in the Sky and we’re from Texas” and then launching into “Postcards from 1952” off their latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (which I’m not ashamed to admit gave me goosebumps) and the ever-awesome “Greet Death,” the song that made me instantly fall in love with them in 2001. Simply an uplifting night of beautiful music, and I look forward to seeing them again at Bonnaroo in two months.

Setlist (via QC Vibes)

Postcard from 1952
The Birth and Death of the Day
Your Hand in Mine
Last Known Surroundings
The Only Moment We Were Alone
Catastrophe and the Cure
Let Me Back In
Greet Death
Trembling Hands