At least I think so. I could be wrong - heaven knows I've been wrong many a time before. Either way - that isn't what this blog is actually about. It's about one of my favourite bands, Lullabye Arkestra.
This was my second time seeing Lullabye Arkestra - I was pretty excited. Last time when I saw them, they had opened for the Dead Weather. While the band was great, most of the crowd had not heard of them; aside from myself - the crowd was less than responsive. So I was excited to see them on their home turf, playing to their own crowd.
After only a couple of songs, Justin and Kat invited a few friends (and one family member) onstage to play with them. They powered through "We Fuck the Night" and I don't think I've ever heard it played with such intensity.
Having the additional band members also gave Kat and Justin the opportunity of singing a duet without having to play their instruments. I personally loved that part of the show. I heard a different review from another person in the audience, saying that it was "like listening to bad karaoke". I just don't think they got it. To me, it was everything it was supposed to be: a deep, soulful, bluesy love song. It was sweaty, messy, sexy and powerful. You could feel the love coming from the stage.
For me the highlight of the night was their encore - after briefly employing a Napalm Death riff as the opening of the song, the band started playing "Icy Hands" - easily my favourite track off of their Threats/Worship album. I finally stopped playing the "blogger" and just went crazy and started moshing.
What an excellent way to end the weekend!
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