I have to admit, when I saw the crowd tonight, I started having really low hopes for this show. There was even a pretty long line outside; I had to listen to the couple behind me have the most awkward and inane conversation (subject matter included beat poetry, alcohol enemas, and IUDs). I almost left. And then Tropic of Cancer was kinda boring. But HTRK's set made up for it. SO, SO, SO GOOD. Vocalist Jonnine Standish held the stage with a fierce intensity. Afterward, Michael Stock and Disaro did some great DJ sets (was especially nice to hear Somewhere in the Night). Definitely ended up being one of the most fun shows I’ve been to in a while.
HTRK are playing New York on Wednesday and Saturday. If you’re out there, I highly recommend catching them.
(Between songs, Standish said that they’re thinking of moving to L.A. This is an idea I strongly support.)