Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Gnarls + Nokia

Gnarls Barkley played an Advertising Week kickoff party last night at the Nokia Theater. Good, but not great, show. Gnarls was "Weird Science" last night, and the band came out in lab coats and opened with Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science." They went through most of St. Elsewhere, and threw in a cover of Violent Femmes' "Gone Daddy Gone." With quite a flair for the dramatic, Gnarls puts on a good performance, but there was something left to be desired. The crowd of advertising peeps were mostly standing around, not paying attention, until "Crazy" came on, which indeed sounds great live.

I was more impressed by the Nokia Theater itself. Good standing space, seats if you need them, nice sound system, easy ingress and egrees, generally clean, and good views from no matter where you stand/sit. At 2100, it's a good place to see a "big" band do a "small" show.


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