February 15, 2005

Blonde Redhead!

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 15, 2005 12:15 AM

It probably goes without saying that I enjoyed the concert. I was unimpressed with the first few songs—I guess some calibration and warm-up was necessary, as Amadeo and Kazu were both nearly inaudible until the fourth song, "Anticipation". At that point they seemed to hit their stride and it got much better: a really good rendition of "Messenger", followed by a new-to-me song, and then "Misery is a Butterfly" which was completely awesome. "Melody" at the end of the set was also stellar.

Amadeo's singing sounded very clipped compared to the recordings; I wonder if he had a sore throat or something. This also might have been related to why I couldn't hear him at the beginning. Fortunately Kazu sounded great (and made her bandmates look like slackers by rotating between two guitars and the keyboard as well).

Oh yeah, Interpol played too. They were ok. Well, alright, I got into it more than I expected, although I still don't like their earlier songs very much (i.e. the stuff from Turn on the Bright Lights; Antics is much better).

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