By: Elorm Nutakor
True/False is really about the music, right? At least I vaguely remember Donnie T sarcastically saying something similar to this after Cave finished their set Friday night. Getting their start in Columbia back in 2006, the band now resides in Chicago, and they came back last weekend to play at True/False. Up until that concert, I had no clue who Cave was, but I had only heard good things about them. After The Pat Sajak Assassins wowed the crowd with their extra-terrestrial sounds, I only expected the level of entertainment to rise. Cave came out with pretty general instruments — guitars and drums — but they also used keys, flutes, saxophones, and auxiliary percussion instruments. As they launched into their first song, most of the crowd seemed entranced. Coupled with the trippy projections that occupied the stage’s background, Cave’s almost 17 minute opening song really set the tone for the rest of their set. Cave kept the heads in the crowd bobbing back and forth throughout the whole show, showing that lyrics aren’t always needed to entertain. Sometimes pure energy and instrumentals are all that is needed.