The Walkmen/Beach House/Johnny And The Moon @ Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles 1/20/09

While the Obamas were busy party hopping in D.C., the Walkmen were toasting the new age in American politics with a show at Los Angeles’s Henry Fonda Theater. Hamilton dedicated “The New Year” and its “I know that it’s true, it’s gonna be a good year” croons to our 44th president, which really only covers a quarter of Obama’s first term but that’s probably what they call cautious optimism. The band’s Inauguration night concert was the second of four with Baltimore dreamers Beach House (finishing up in Portland and Seattle this week), with support from Wolf Parader Dante DeCaro’s folkie side project, Johnny And The Moon. For those that spent Obama night elsewhere, enjoy this spread of pics by photographer Andrew Youssef. Also set your TiVOs: The Walkmen play Conan this Monday 1/26.