maia hirasawa has spent a couple of years in japan so i haven’t seen her live since 2008, now slightly more rock added to her pop. a nice addition!
the danish group efterklang (reverberation) was another new acquaintance for me, and another nice new one. visually i got the feel of early roxy music, musically well maybe there too. worth checking out anyway.
this is foreshadow in two meanings – maia hirasawa making a soundcheck, a foreshadow of the actual gig she’ll play in a while. it’s also a foreshadow for the next coming posts on this blog – i went to the stockholm music and arts festival the past weekend and have bunch of concert photos i will post here. you’ll see more of maia, you’ll see cocorosie, efterklang, first aid kit and maybe something more. keep an eye open! “one, two , check. two, two, check.”
last night i went to the depeche mode concert here in stockholm, and after 30 years in business they are still a fantastic live band. being restricted to my iphone the photo experience was limited, but this shot of martin l gore doing a stripped down version of home at least is acceptable. the concert was great, and this performance by martin sent shivers down my spine.
setlist: welcome to my world/angel/walking in my shoes/precious/black celebration/policy of truth/should be higher/barrel of a gun/the child inside/judas/heaven/soothe my soul/a pain i’m used to/ a question of time/secret to the end/enjoy the silence/personal jesus/goodbye
encore: home/halo/just can’t get enough/i feel you/never let me down
kent played their final show for 2012 the other week, dedicating the devoted first row fans a bit of a special treat during the encore, pleasing all of us. even if their importance in my life has passed zenith, they did a great gig. and even if not fully evident, this blog is not a dedicated music blog. it has just happened i’ve ended up at a bunch of concerts. times are a changing…
hot chip danced us into the thursday night of the way out west festival, in a cascade of stage lights. never really been able to dig the way i ought to listening to their studio material, here all pieces suddenly fit. which is a bit odd given their music, but i like surprises!