Review round-up #4
Each week, we highlight the best reviews and live Tweets that have been added to the site – think of it as a little snap-shot of live music around the globe. Here’s this weeks offering (we aren’t biased to genre/location/size – it’s a random selection!)…
First up, here’s a pretty Wordle to show what people have mostly been tweeting about this week!
Live Tweets during concerts*:
Really high energy show but half the songs played were from their first album, to the detriment of Art Brut vs. Satan which is one of their best. Last time I saw them was in 2006 and despite having produced three albums since then, the setlist was hardly different.
Otherwise, The Lexington is an incredible venue. Great bar to eat and drink at before the show and the concert venue itself proved winningly intimate, which allowed for numerous forays into the crowd by frontman Eddie Argos.
Had a fabulous weekend – bar hassles on the first day, and communications about that and the prebooking stuff was pretty rubbish, but the actual music, and the surrounding shennanigans was superb. Sufjan was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a year or two. TuneYards, Swans, and Baths, stood out for me, too. Dancing til dawn with Girl Talk and Casper was great fun. The afterparty and Sunday event was a little flat, but even then there were some good moments.
You can check out last weeks round-up here.
* Wait, what, how does Songkick know what people were tweeting at concerts, are you stalkers?! Not quite – if you connect your Twitter account to Songkick we’ll post your 140 characters (or less…) on the concert page by using your upcoming events calendar to search your tweets for mentions of the artists, venue, or the hashtag #songkick on the day of the concert. Try it out next time you’re at a show!