So, Matt and Dick and Gea and I went to Tivoli de Helling last night to see the Raveonettes. They had an opening band. … Kap10Kurt. Girl drummer, guy keyboardist. No vocals, unless you count the recorded syllables replayed on old electronics equipment. Heh heh.
And they were GREAT! really fun, really moveable. it was super funny, because the crowd SO wasn’t into them. they audience just stood there and stared at them. wrong crowd for a fun band.
But what really got me, especially, was how much the guy’s moves reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite, in the way he moved his shoulders up and down. 🙂 it was truly a site to behold. in his white tshirt with the guitar patterns on it.
By the way, the keyboard was really an old ?casio?, slung around his shoulders like a guitar. 🙂
The cd was 8eu. i bought one, and so did gea. we listened to it in the car when gea drove us all back up to the station. pretty good!!!
I got a really bad picture:
as for the raveonettes, they were terrible. boring. their first 4 songs all sounded exactly the same. reminiscent of maybe jesus and mary chain, but maybe the carpenters. or spain. does anyone remember spain? boring….
i was really disappointed. the cds that mel and dwain gave us were much better than that. by the time they got a bit more lively, we were in the other room, chatting with Kap10Kurt. 🙂 oh well, can’t win them all. as gea said, it’s nice occasionally to check out another subgenre…
i also bought tix to 2 more upcoming events at tivoli: j-music-invasion on the 23rd december (japanese goth, i think – 3 bands), and heh heh heh… hans teeuwen on 10 february. (for you americans out there, hans teeuwen is a well-known dutch cabaret guy – that’s comedian, actually – who lately has been doing these singing performances. i’m not sure how serious he is, but dick is a big fan of his humor – he’s damn funny – so i bought tickets to hear him sing.)
this afternoon i’m off to the outskirts of paris for the weekend. let’s hope the car doesn’t get burnt or something. 🙂