Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Mini Review - Art Brut@Metro 3/30/06

After the wacky antics of Gil Mantera's Party Dream, seeing Art Brut live was almost anticlimactic. Don't get me wrong, they didn't just didn't seem like their live act brought anything more to their the material. The genius of Art Brut lies almost solely Eddie Argos' cheeky lyrics, which he pretty much just speaks, rather than actually sings. On record it cracks my shit up, but live this formula never really translates well for me (see LCD Soundsystem). Finally, in a strange way, watching Art Brut live almost reminded me of a more mentally stable version of the Wesley Willis Fiasco. Not exactly, of course...but the combination of a backing band that ironically rocks out really hard with a frontman that talk-sings humorous songs that essentially all sound the same did bring back some memories. As always, more pics available at


Anonymous Bill V said...

Agreed, I saw them in Austin, while a fun show, somewhere in the middle it got stale. I was smiling most of the time, the Fat Tire might have had something to do with that.

4/05/2006 03:27:00 PM  

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