I got a chance to see Guster play again a few days ago, this time at Calvin. They were excellent, as they were the other two times I saw them. The only major difference I noticed between those shows and this one was that they didn’t swear quite as much… Not that they’re particularly vulgar or anything, but I get the impression they were trying to be on their best behavior for this show. Anyway, They opened the show with What You Wish For, which you might recall is one of my all-time favorite songs… so I was quite pleased. It was soon followed by Careful, one of my favorite tracks off of Keep It Together. There was one song I hadn’t heard before (The one we were asked to clap through the entire song for, in case you were there), but it was quite good, and I’m hoping to see it on their next album, or the live album that’s coming out soon. They ended the night with an excellent acoustic/unplugged version of Jesus on the Radio which was, well… the perfect way to end the show.
All of this to say, if you ever get a chance to see these guys play, you really should go.. if for no other reason than to watch in awe as the drummer goes completely nuts for a few hours.