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King Tuts Wah Wah Hut @
- Glasgow @
- Thu 28 Feb 2013 @
Warning: I do not claim to have any expertise in music whatsoever. I just like going to concerts and haven't been to an actual rock concert for a few months now. My apologies if the following review is lacking any depth.
First, King Tut's seems like a perfect venue for this type of concert, especially as this was one of those "standing with your arms folded" ones. The platform at the back was closed off, but with cca 100 people attending and no dancing, it was not much of an issue.
Quick note: if your taste in beer is anything like mine, I wouldn't recommend King Tut's home brew - at least not in February, as it is more of a 'summertime lager'. But then again, I'm not a big fan of lagers in general. Also, is it just me )once again:), or is King Tut's kind of lacking when it comes to drinks on offer?
The evening was kicked-off by a band called Ordinaryson (Newcastle or Berwick, if I got it right), followed by the Cherry Grove (a group of people from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) - much more to my liking (violin, harp!, acordeon, guitar and keyboards), with a touch of ceilidh/celtic music. Overall, I enjoyed both fore-runners despite the fact I have listened to their stuff for the first time only about 2 hours before heading out. I'd especially recommend seeing the Cherry Grove - and I guess there might quite a few opportunities to do so.
Now, Loch Lomond ... magical. Starting with Elephants and Little Girls, it was fun watchign some people staring in disbelief at Ritchie (singer and main writer) singing unnaturally high. The song list was a nice mixture of old (Little Me Will Start a Storm etc.) and new stuff (recently released Dresses). As most people have not had a chance to get their hands (and ears) on the latter one, it was a real pleasure to hear something completely new.
For those worried about bands sounding just the same on stage as on album - this is definitely not such a case. A good part of the magic was to see the actual playing, interaction between people on stage (with some swapping of places and instruments going on). Extra effects (birds singing etc.) were played from Ritchie-operated iPad (or a similar tabletish device that are making live performances easier).
Not very surprisingly (especially for Scotland), the final song was Wax and Wire - at which point there was some gentle dancing in the front row.
But the most haunting part must have been the encore: a ladies-only piece followed by a folk(ish) ballad with Loch Lomond walking out the venue through the audience.
To sum up: if you actually enjoy good music with a flavour of magic and peace, you should have been there:)
PS: It would be great if the staff could get rid of drunk people inthe venue - but overall, I am very happy with King Tut's - and if I am missing my favourite beers, it's entirely my fault.
PPS: I actually took my brother who does not listen to anything that is not "black and from Bronx" (his very own words - honestly, his playlist is wider than that) and he liked it - woohoo!