Saturday, May 26

Live: The Clientele

On Thursday night I caught The Clientele with my buddy Kfuture. They played at the Knitting Factory (Hollywood) which is an awesome venue in a very not awesome half-constructed mall space. Beach House opened and the duo proved they could pull off their unhurried compositions in a live setting. They played all the hits from their self-titled 2006 debut.

Next came The Clientele, who started just as I was finishing up in the loo. I heard the beginning of "Since K Got Over Me" and rushed out to catch the rest of what would be a wonderful show. Their musicianship was spot-on and Alasdair MacLean's voice was phenomenal. His range is nothing to write home about, but his skill in conveying that breathy Clientele aesthetic is amazing.

After the show I picked up a vinyl copy of God Save the Clientele and by so doing entitled myself to a digital download of the same. I believe Merge Records offers downloads with everything they put on vinyl. I just wish that was the industry standard.

They play Great American Music Hall in SF tonight, where my buddy DJ KRC will be in attendance. Go here for a list of remaining shows and here for more pics.

Photo by Jonathon David.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Saw them at the Great American Music Hall in SF. They were sublime.