So I thought I'd better get round to writing a review of last week's Okkervil River
gig (Tue 5 Feb – Okkervil River
My cunning knowledge of the venue, ensured an excellent view, mainly through the tactic of turning up early and staking out a good place before the crowds descended (it always seems to be completely packed in the Scala).
Support was from the traditional folk singer Rachel Unthank
and band (who my friend was pleasantly surprised to see, having bought her album as a Christmas present for his parents), and Jay Jay Pistolet
. Both very good to listen to, but maybe not quite enough for me to go out and buy some of their stuff.
There was an interesting interlude while waiting for the band to appear - some guy hopped out of the audience onto stage and started to sing into the microphone (mercifully not yet turned on). Cue massive security guard, entering stage left. Surprisingly he didn't throw the guy out, just told him to get back into the audience. Nice to see some slightly more relaxed venue security.