Believe it or not, last year was the 10th anniversary of Minus The Bear’s release of their highly beloved album Menos El Oso. I still remember discovering that album in high school, it’s truly hard to believe that much time has passed just like that.
In 2014 they played all of They Make Beer Commercials Like This at The Gramercy Theatre for its 10th anniversary, so they toured again this time playing all of Menos El Oso. The New York stop of the tour came on November 10 at Irving Plaza, and boy did it take me back. Getting to hear the album from front to back live was a trip down memory lane. It’s amazing how well that album holds up even today.
The party continued long after they finished the album, giving us not one, but two encores of songs from their past and presents. It was a clear reminder that although they’re able to play their older albums in full, that there’s still plenty of fresh songs to look forward to in the future. The best of both worlds.