Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers at the Powerstation on Monday night were bloody marvellous. The Felice Brothers (missing Simone F) were listed as the supporting act but they were a whole lot more than that. Opened the evening with a roar, Conor joined in their last song and then they went on to back him through his set. They played for over three hours despite having performed in Melbourne on Sunday and arriving in Auckland on Monday morning.
Conor called them ‘the best band in the world’. A brave claim but a fair assessment.
A father and daughter outing too: Conor for Catherine Rose; the Brothers for me.
It was a lot better when we could get up to dance and Neneh herself was on fire, but I wasn't completely won over by the material, which got a bit synth-rock for me at times. Peter McLennan begs to differ in his review for the 13th Floor.
C'mon Russ, Neneh Cherry, Rocketnumbernine and Four Tet? That's a fine collision right there. Great review by Peter Mac as well!
it has something of the playfulness of Chris Knox or Len Lye
and more than a slight nod to Bizarre Love Triangle, both in the music and the video.
Thanks for all your Friday Music posts Russell, really opened my eyes. I have two questions here (not really relevant to this post I'm afraid, sorry): 1) how come the search engine of this site doesn't sort results by date? 2) Is it possible for you to comment "Troskey"band? Thanks Russell. Have a good weekend.