Monday, May 12, 2008

CONCERT: You know that dying is fine, but maybe.....

Last Saturday at Kilby Court was an example of everything that is right with music:
Small venue, small crowd, but an extraordinary amount of energy.
The Little Ones were, of course, incredible. Everything I could have hoped for and more*. (*More = Announcement that their long awaited full-length album will be out this summer and they performed two tracks from it which only amplified my longing for that album.)
If you missed it (and most of you did, we'd have known, there were only about 50 people at the show) don't worry, they hope to be back this summer or fall. Don't miss it. (That is a command.)

But it was Ra Ra Riot who made the evening.
I knew I'd love The Little Ones, but I had not prepared myself to fall in love with another band that evening.
The energy was out of this world. All six band members were on this tiny stage and it was something to behold, partly because with both a violinist and cellist on stage it took some pretty fine dancing to avoid those bows taking out an eye or worse. They all seemed to be having the time of their life on stage, like they just sincerely love making music with each other, and it was contagious. The whole crowd couldn't help but fall in love.
It was just plain fun. Good old fashioned concert fun.

And by the way, happy birthday to Mathieu Santos! Thanks for giving the gift of rock and roll!

Ra Ra Riot - Dying is Fine
from the EP Ra Ra Riot (Amazon/iTunes)

The Little Ones - Boracay
from the EP Terry Tales and Fallen Gates (Amazon/iTunes)

1 comment:

Mark Vs. the Volcano said...

Ra Ra Riot rocks! I saw them open for The Cribs in L.A. which was another great show.