That was one of the best gigs I've ever been to.
DO YOU WANNA LIVE?!!!!!!
Everywhere I've looked I've been reading how good this was, either it's a grand conspiracy or they are worth checking out.
I'll give them a go and judge for myself!
I've never seen a show quite like that, nor an audience reaction quite so perfect. Truly exhilarated by Merrill Garbus
Never thought I'd experience that kind of atmosphere at the Cargo of all places.
The love she summons from an audience is astonishing, I truly cannot think of another act who can win a crowd over just by being themselves. It helps that she is always so visibly appreciative of the crowd reaction.
Who was at the Breeders ATP show? Pretty much her first in the UK, I believe. No one knew who she was, but within two tunes she had the place rocking, yelling back at her, cheering the breaks and the bass-drops.
The best thing is, having seen her four or five times now, you realise it isn't about the novelty (vibrant lady + loop box with Jermaine out of Flight of the Conchords on bass). It's about her and her fucking amazing tunes.
Merrill makes me happy.
was so amazing seeing how surprised she was with the reaction, and did her first ever encore!
It was pretty insane how great the crowd were last night, the roar at the encore was deafening.
just stumbled in with nothing to do on the Sunday night, so much love from the crowd. Album is great too. That and Tricky were the biggest surprises I've had at an ATP for a long time.
I spied a couple of scenesters looking around them and seeming a weird combination of 3 parts disorientation to 1 part liberation as they realised that tonight, for one night only, the prescribed response to what was before them was not to talk stand aloofly and leave after 25 minutes, but instead to shake one's ass, wave one's arms, and smile.
was one of the best i've seen in ages - completely amazing 10/10
Who / what / where are they?
Just listen, dude:
And then I very nearly got run over by a police car on Shoreditch High Street.
Anyhow it's just amazing - I saw/heard her supporting Dirty Projectors at the Scala last year for the first time and in those few months, listened to the record lots but forgot about the live show.
I can't imagine seeing anything that will top that show. So humble too, and just such a tremendous skill. That is somewhat at the absolute top of their game, and I'm ecstatic that the audience stood back and noticed.
I'm still gob-smacked tbh.
I think all of my acts of the last 5 years have had weird drumming or time sequences.
All hail rhythm.
Number reference was due to them being called Tun3Y4rd5 or something in a review I saw? Maybe...?
is the only way to describe last night's show.
some great photos here: http://wearsthetrousers.com/2010/02/16/in-photos-tune-yards-live-at-cargo-1502/
then got totally taken by surprise by it being sold out when I went to buy tickets last week. A particularly regrettable error given the glowing reports :(
really? phew - i nearly went without a ticket... not too fussed having seeing Tune-yards & trash kit a few months back.
Great to hear Merrill's getting some new fans, she's utterly awesome.
I was gonna go just to see them but it sold out
Saw them just now at Pure Groove too, they're a likeable bunch.
I expected the lead singer to sound like Mick Collins from the Gories, but he actually sounded like the guy from the New Radicals. I liked them. The girl’s dancing was amazing – imagine the straight-laced music teacher in an American teen movie getting tipsy and dancing at the prom.
I liked them lots.
But I can't get the time off anyway. But YES.
if you tell her that you've made the effort when you get there. She needs to know how ace she is.
....sheer exhilarating joy.
was classss. Bought an lp off her, the cover was printed on the back of some clarinet record, on the cardboard side, it's class.
that is fucken genius.
Damn you mp3s, why can you notbe printed on something else?
On a side note, I'm not sure if Merrill's earlier band, Sister Suvi have been mentioned here much.... they definitely should be. It's more of a conventional 'indie rock' band than Tune-Yards, but that's hardly saying a lot. The songs are quite 'anthemic' too... Anyway, the album's on Last.fm streaming at: http://www.last.fm/music/Sister+Suvi/Now+I+Am+Champion I love it.
Oh, they also have a daytrotter session available, that's pretty good too.
hope it doesn't clash with any good games at the world cup, will head off to Glasto straight after!
and Ghana v Germany. Potential group winner deciders.
May break my resolution not to go to any gigs during the World Cup.