On Wednesday 17 of May, I went to see the 2nd gig of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Kentish Town Forum in London with my friends and accomplices of Rockabaret Tony Maggs and DJ Monzu, joined later by Simon Price and the lovely Jenna. This concert has moved me so much I wanted to write something about it. So here is my first review in English AND on Glam-ou-rama: The 1st support band, The Horrors, blew my mind. The music was some kind of new punk/goth/glam, well difficult to describe as it was something I never heard before. But I probably clicked when the singer asked the crowed to move away as he was going to jump from the stage to the floor, like you would do a belly flop in a swimming pool... He was still ok afterward (I asked him as I was a bit concerned!). I would keep an eye on The Horrors before they get so big they'd through you out of their Tour Bus (see future Dresden Dolls review).
The 2nd support band was painful to listen to and to look at (a comb over is bad hair do, dude!) so I didn't even bother to ask their name, sorry. Then it was finally time for the YYYs to take the stage, and for a full 1 hour, no more (including the “encore”!), we had a concentrate of breathtaking dynamic talents on stage, the kind of force you would found with only two instruments and a powerful voice in the Dresden Dolls or with David RP and Xav one night at the Metro. The guitarist Nick Zinner was so amazing, a little Prince, a pure genius. Where does he find all those sounds coming from the same instrument? The drummer Brian Chase fulfilled his role perfectly. The girl Karen O with her percussive voice and her laugh at the end of the songs lighting up the audience’s applause like a bomb, her destructive charisma and the power to move everybody in a micro second moved me even more deeply when she did a slow version of ‘Maps’: I just wanted to fall in love again and get these feelings back into me despite all the stitches in my heart, that good!!
Voila! That’s it. I did it! Yeah. Nikkie A.~xx
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