Morcheeba Live: As good as ever

Morcheeba plays the 9:30 Club Since moving to the US nearly three years ago, I have not had a chance to see many live concerts. I saw The Gypsy Kings live on my 30th birthday at Wolf Trap and really enjoyed it. Back then, I made it a point to see more concerts, but we got busy and did not have the time or energy to commit to attending major events.

However, things are getting less chaotic here at the Tynes House. We are slowly settling into our new home and Spring is almost here, which means time for some fun. So last week, we made our way to the 9:30 Club in DC to see Morcheeba, a band I discovered through Pandora, live.

I have been listening to Morcheeba for a year now and they have made their way to the top of the list of my favorite bands. I can listen to their album Big Calm over and over again and it always makes me smile. My favorite songs: The Sea, Friction and Blindfold. Played live, the band sounded fantastic. They were as good as the recording. The performance of the lead guitarist was impressive, as was the performance of the fairly new lead singer.

The only disappointment was the audience. Few of them seemed fully engaged, which I attribute to the uptight nature of DC in general. I felt I stood out somehow because I was among the few that knew all the lyrics and swayed constantly to the music. Although the concert was sold out and people seemed happy when they left, I wondered if the crowd uptightness was a DC thing or it was because it was a Monday. Regardless, we had a great time. I will definitely keep my eyes open for upcoming live concerts. The picture here was from the hubby’s mobile phone from our balcony seat.

Meanwhile, I continue listening to Pandora. I recently discovered a band called Bitter:Sweet, which plays chilled out trip-hop tunes that appeal to me. The advent of online customized radio stations such as Pandora and last.fm is making my life more enjoyable, that’s for sure!

2 Comments

  1. Silversound7 May 16, 2008 at 7:43 am

    One thing I miss the most about living abroad was going to gigs and concerts all the time… the huge ones and the performances in tiny, dingy little pubs šŸ™‚ Loved reading this. Both those Morcheeba albums have great significance, I bet they were fantastic live. Oh and one more note…I miss Pandora with a passion! I am so sad that it’s now banned outside of the US…last I heard they were petitioning to get this fixed. Here’s hoping.

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  2. natasha May 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you Silversound7 for your comment. Is Pandora banned in Jordan? I had no idea.

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