Squarepusher; I'm sure there is an intentional joke in that name. However, dude had lights illuminating his hands most of the show, so you could see he's actually creating music. Then he pulled out his guitar, and the crowd went silent. Everyone was mesmerized. That was some cool shit.
Apparently he didn't do the regular NW tour? As hidden as any show can be, the Wonder Ballroom is one of the most obscure venues in Portland, because it isn't downtown, and the capacity is around 800. It was a $30/$35 show, and 21+, so there weren't any EDM kids there. The light show was 95% white and black, with every shade of gray in between, which is something I really appreciated. It was different.
I've always enjoyed the hell out of electronic artists who incorporate real instruments (the Bloody Beetroots is still one of the most interesting electronic shows I've seen), so it makes sense I would like Squarepusher live more than someone like Guetta, who has the stupid "I can't believe the kids like this shit because I know pop stars" grin on his face at all times. It was intelligent dance music. Is there a word for that?
Last night was epic. Zechs Marquise blew my mind. Smoked weed with them after the show then went and saw Fang Island. Yet again, mind was blown. After they were done my friends and I kicked it with the the two Rodriguez Lopez brothers from Zechs Marquise and took tequila shots. Nicest guys ever.
I can't believe that I got to talk/smoke/drink with someone from my favorite band (Marcel plays drums for Zechs and is also part of The Mars Volta). So awesome. Now I have a horrible hangover and work is impossible. Oh well it was worth it
God damnit I got high and missed Fang Island. Did they play Davey Crocket? That is the funniest/most awesome jam.
Come on Burrito, that's like asking if Okkervil River played Westfall. Of course they did, any they probably closed with it.
As one of the three (or four) Fang Island fans on the board, I missed them in Portland too. Long story, but the main reason was because they played at the absolute worst venue in town. I'm pretty sure I'm never going back to the Hawthorne Theatre again.
Yeah, they played Davy Crockett fo sho. I fucking loved Sideswiper live though. They rocked that shit out. I was dancing like a goofball their set...when I think about what I must have looked like...haha it makes me smile