Saturday, 16 February 2008

HOT: Turin Brakes, Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall was an unexpected site for an indie-gig. Traditionally a classical music venue, it felt like we were at church or in a town hall, with cinema seats in the stalls and cushioned pews in the gallery. Turin Brakes are definitely not rawk (their sound guy was eating a banana in the wings instead of shooting up drugs), but I have always enjoyed its mellow sounds, especially Ether Song when on the Tube. I enjoyed this gig mainly because the audience were so appreciative and affectionate towards the band, and as a result the band gave that affection back, especially in their extended guitar improvs. That to me is the joy of live music.

No comments: