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Big Black Delta & A Place To Bury Strangers a...

Big Black Delta & A Place To Bury Strangers at Mayan Theater, March 14, 2012

Big Black Delta opened with a pretty short, but really good performance with songs from his new LP, BBDLP1. He used very minimal lighting on stage which gave off a nice effect and a fellow photographer told me that night that his previous shows in other venues had been like that too. Even so, vocalist Jonathan Bates impressed with his strong vocals and contagious dance moves. I was very much enthralled by his voice and his catchy songs especially, Huggin & Kissin and Betamax. It’s good to know that he’s able to translate his music live very well. His space rock/electronica sound was worlds away from that of the band that followed. A Place To Bury Strangers is a shoegaze band from New York reminiscent of The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. They offered a much wilder set complete with the throwing of instruments at the end. I have to admit, it was a very interesting line-up that night as the acts sounded completely different from each other (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). I would definitely love to see them both live again in separate shows in more fitting settings.


Some of my favorite things are beef jerky, bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, pistachios (aka the nut of the gods), my husband's face, and coffee.

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