Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gig: The Whitest Boy Alive and MGMT

A gig at Suntec Convention Centre?! The place where IT shows and the like are held in Singapore?

It seemed a bit of an unlikely choice for the Whitest Boy Alive and MGMT on a Thursday night. But somehow even with the killer queues  (a painful 30 minute queue to get in and 40 minute queue for drinks - ouch!) and a huge half empty venue (which meant lots of space for shaking your thing) it kinda worked.

The headline act was MGMT, who you may know for their summer anthem 'Kids' but for me the absolute stars of this show were the warm up gig Whitest Boy Alive. The German-Norwegian electronic dance outfit rocked the house with their cool grooves and geek-chic quirkiness and a little bit of crowd participation.

So here are a coupe of their songs to bring some music to your ears - quite literally!

Intentions...
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A cool new tune called Upside Down, with a little bit of audience participation...


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In fact, they did such a good job, that by the time the headline electro rock group  MGMT came on, something was missing, I just wasn't feeling the vibe and I was starting to wonder whether my suspicions that these guys might be a two-hit wonder could be true. Somehow without the vocal synthesizing, their music left me a little - well - flat. Even when the anthems came on.

Hmmmm. Could it be that the warm up act outshone the headline act? Take a listen and see what you think...

The Handshake...
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Siberian Breaks...


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2 comments:

shifty said...

Absolutely agree with you. TWBA were amazing. By the time MGMT came on stage, I went from the front row to the back row. Haha, and the weird thing is, I came across your blog by finding any audio regarding Upside Down.

Ms Demeanour said...

Hey Shifty, thanks for dropping by and for the comment. I pretty much followed the same pattern as you - right at the back and not really moving by the time MGMT came on! TWBA stole the show. By the way have you ever seen the video to their track Golden Cage? It's an awesome trip through some of the world's most famous optical illusions. If not check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOP37A1EhEs