1. they're Canadian
2. they used an instrument I couldn't identify
3. the lead guitarist plays a pointy guitar
4. each of the band members had a microphone (except for the bass player, who resembled Will Ferrell as depressed, unemployed Ron Burgundy and was busy drinking anyway, so that's OK) -- and used it
5. there are at least nine people in the band
6. the drummer, who is now on my list of favorite drummers
7. they're lo-tech -- they wore black earpieces and had their mic/monitor packs clipped visibly to their pants
8. they love what they do, and you can tell
9. Neko Case: not only a beautiful, earnest singer, but a heck of a tambourine player!
10. the other girl (Kathryn Calder) plays the accordion, among other things
11. harmony! lots of it!