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So I wasn’t able to stroke Kyp Malone’s majestic beard at the end of the show like I wanted to but one day it will surely happen. Dirty Projectors opened the show but if I am being honest, I didn’t really care much for them other that their drummer who pounded away at those drums. I was just anxiously waiting for TV on the Radio to get the evening rolling.

Opening with Love Dog, one of my favorite track from Dear Science, TVOTR pretty much hushed all the naysayers who argued that their sound is not transferable to a live setting. Its amazing how Tunde Adebimpe and co have mastered their live sound. They also brought in a guy for the flutes and saxophone which livened thing up for tracks like Golden Age and Red Dress. “Wolf Like Me” was performed pretty early on and that’s when something weird happened, a group of people started moshing which I totally didn’t expect at a TVOTR show. Maybe I don’t go to a lot of show and maybe I don’t know any better but I usually associate moshing with the punk genre and TVOTR certainly doesn’t belong in that genre.

I didnt bother taking pictures with the camera but I did get some pretty good video clips. Let them do the talking.





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King Khan & The Shrines put on one of the best shows I have ever seen. I know I say that every time I attend a show but this time, I mean it. I mean whats there not to like. You’ve got King Khan himself who seems to channel James Brown, the cheerleader who danced her heart out for the entire show spraying glitter over the dancing crowd every couple of minutes and the amazing backing band including the amazing brass section and a percussionist who formerly played for Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder.

The whole show was a spectacle and I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage. I was always guessing as to what King Khan will do next. He comes to the stage adorned in a leopard skin suit along with a peacock feathered headpiece and at the end of the show once everything was said and done, King Khan was seen shirtless wearing a golden cape and what looked like a Darth Vader mask.

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At one point, King Khan asked the crowd if they were in to gospel music and proclaimed that it was time for some gospel revival music but not just any gospel music. Obviously since this was a King Khan show , it would be “erotic gospel music”. I was curious as to what that would entail and I was not let down. With the help of his backing band, King Khan started talking about what could be described as an experience of “live rebirth” along with all the gory details but it was hilarious. He would always dedicate a song to a certain demographic among the crowd. He started the infectious track “I wanna be a Girl” by dedicating it to all the “transvestites, faggots and to all the people who make this world a fun place to live in”. He called out to all the unemployed people while singing “Welfare Bread” and to all the freaks before belting out their most popular song “Land of the Freak”. At one point, a drunk fan gets up on stage and start dancing with King Khan which was hilarious. I was able to capture that on video.

An hour and half went by way too fast and the show was over. If you get a chance to see them live, do not miss it.

Here is another short clip of  “No Regrets” duing the encore.

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I still can’t believe I managed to see one of my favorite bands live. They came to Edmonton right when their new album “Dear Science” leaked on the internet. So it was amazing to see some of the new songs performed live for the first time. I realize that the pictures are not the best quality but these were the best ones that I could find on my camera. My only complaint is that they didn’t bring along a live brass section with them. I pretty much lost it when they ended their performance with “Staring at the Sun”. Definitely one of the best shows I have attended.

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I wasn’t able to record any video clips because I was having too much fun but I did find some clip on Youtube uploaded by naughtysauce

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