I saw the Constantines on Saturday night for the 3rd time in the last four years and I have to say that every time that I've seen them it was better than the last time. And the first time was amazing.
I don't know what it is. The band has no gimmicks or any kind of stage persona. Their music is just so affecting the way they perform it. I've seen a lot of really fantastic bands play incredible sets, but no band has made me feel their music the way the Constantines always do. I swear they will be legends one day.
If you have the opportunity I must insist you check them out in a concert setting.
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