UPDATE: Liars' tour bus broke down and they didn't perform, rendering this entire post irrelevant. Sigh.
New York-based Interpol has an '80s vibe, but that doesn't keep the quintessential hipster group from thinking in terms of the future. What perplexes me is Interpol's logic when it picked up Liars as the opening act for this tour. It could be argued that both groups are forms of post-punk, but Liars are OUT THERE. The Big Easy may be the site of a stampede as Interpol fans try to flee the room when Liars start blasting out their cacophonous delirium. Compare and contrast the two videos below. The first is Interpol. The second is Liars. On the other hand, Liars have shifted stylistically from album to album, so maybe they'll be ... dancier tonight. There are still tickets available to the show (8 p.m., $30 at the door).