Beach House released their 2013 tour today on Pitchfork.com. While Austin or Tulsa, or really anywhere close is in their schedule, it did remind me of my experience with Beach House.
I saw Beach House over the summer in June in Tulsa, Oklahoma (my hometown.) The show was at Cain’s ballroom which is historically known to be one of the best music venues in the country. Cain’s ballroom was built in 1924 to serve as a garage for one of Tulsa’s founders, W. Tate Brady. And then Madison W. “Daddy” Cain purchased the building in 1930 and named it Cain’s Dance Academy, where he charged 10¢ for dance lessons. In 1976, Larry Schaeffer purchased, refurbished, and reopened the building with the name, Cain’s Ballroom. Cain’s Ballroom is known for hosting the Sex Pistols on their only American tour among many other famous musicians. Beach House is now proudly added to that list.
Cain’s Ballroom has been refurbished multiple times since 1976 in order to provide the best experience for music fans, and the Beach House show was no exception. The music sounded beautiful throughout the old wooden building and there was plenty of room for everyone. They played their full new album Bloom which was released just a month before the show. They also played tracks from their previous album Teen Dream. I would have to say that this was probably one of my favorite shows I have ever seen.