Monday, November 24, 2008
Little Dragon- "After the Rain" Live @ Cafe Du Nord in SF 11/23/08
It's kind of funny that I haven't mentioned Little Dragon on the blog yet. In fact I can already name at least one person who is mad at me for not hipping them to the group or telling them about the show ahead of time...
I apologize. Even I didn't understand their complete importance until last night.
Ever since I got up on them about a year ago, I have been blown away. Their self-titled debut slaps from front to back, with influences spanning soul, hip hop, downtempo, dub, D&B, electronic, rock and jazz in a new fresh way, a perfect cocktail here in Trackademia.
Last night, I had the pleasure of checking them out for the first time at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco.
The show was Amazing. Impactful. Minimal. Important.
I don't need to say too much about it. The crowd was crackin' (don't forget, the Bay still goes DUMB... Even at a Little Dragon show!). I haven't witnessed a band play together with this much ease in ages. And Yukimi is beautiful. There, I said it.
And to make it even better, during the intermission, they played Stereolab and LCD Soundsystem... A Perfect night for Trackademicks (that doesn't involved getting that @$$ or C@$SSSH).