So I spent Halloween with Ryan Gosling this past saturday… well okay, me and a few hundred people. The sold-out show at the Echo was one of the funnest shows I’ve ever attended. The music is downright eerie, fun, infectious, and a joy to listen to. Think Arcade Fire meets Nick Cave by way of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
A local talent show takes place before each performance in place of opening bands. The Apple Sisters and Alexander Burke & Eban Schletter were our local talents for the night. Usually the L.A. Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir sings with DMB but since it was Halloween they managed to wrangle their friends and a few kids to sing. Gosling not only sings but he also plays guitar and piano while his partner Zach Shields switched between guitar, drums and backing vocals.
I highly recommend seeing Dead Man’s Bones, you will not be disappointed!