• The Rainy '80s Night

    18 Sep 2011, 21:01 by DeadTreeDancer

    Sat 17 Sep – Redhook's 30th Birthday Party

    What can I say? The show rocked in it's entirety. First up was opening act Mitten from Brooklyn, NY and they gave a good serving of their blend of sonic goodness. I can't identify any of their songs as that was their first exposure to myself, but I look forward to hearing from them in the future.

    Up next there was the Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club, of whom again, I wasn't greatly familiar with aside from their hit Genius of Love, but it was enjoyed quite well, as they played several originals, and closed off their set with the double whammy of Talking Heads' hits Take Me to the River and Psycho Killer. As per standard, there was quite a bit of audience participation with the latter as well as their original song, Wordy Rappinghood.

    The next band, I was looking most forward to. None other than The Psychedelic Furs. It was about halfway through their set though that my phone died and the pictures I got were shotty as hell. …