Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Recap on Tallest Man On Earth At The Pabst Theater Milwaukee

Pabst Theater ticket
Swedish singer songwriter Kristian Matsson, more popularly known as The Tallest Man on Earth, graced Milwaukee with his presence at the Pabst Theater last night. This was another show that was part of the “another ten buck show” series from the Pabst venues and let me tell you, ten bucks was a steal. This was different than most other shows I have been to – all that was on stage were a few guitars, a mic, a throne-like antique chair that received many comments from the audience, and Mr. Matsson himself. The setup reflected to the austere nature of Matsson’s music but still the audience was kept on the edge of their seats, waiting for what would come next. His craggy croon and vivid lyrics were perfectly attuned to the intimate Pabst Theater ticket holders here in Milwaukee, where he filled the venue with a wild energy. He wove in and out of the spotlights on stage and filled the entire room with quiet guitars coupled with his powerful voice. There was an interesting banter the entire evening throughout the evening between Matsson and the crowd which is part of what has made the venue one of my favorites. Though the content of most of the songs are quite visceral to say the least, but there was so much enthusiasm from both Matsson and the crowd that not a single spirit in the house could be truly disheartened. After a standing ovation, Matsson came back to perform a cover of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It With Mine” with a female counterpart and closed with “The Wind” and “Like The Wheel”. All in all, it was an excellent start to what is sure to be a summer full of music for me. What shows are you going to be heading out to this summer?

2 comments:

Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan said...

Is he actually tall?

Milwaukee Ticket Guy said...

funny thing about that - dude is like 5'6"!