If you’re an electronica music fan like I am, and you know your DC bands, then of course you love Thievery Corporation. Even if you don’t live in DC and you’ve seen such movies as Garden State, you’ve heard their music and chances are you liked it.
I attended their concert at the 9:30 Club last night, part of an unprecedented four night, sold out performance that rocked the club down to its timbers (should have brought my ear plugs). Part of the draw to TC for me is that they appeal to so many different audiences due to the fact that they incorporate so many different sounds in their music. In attendance last night were hip hop dudes, yuppie suburbanites, and even people over the age of 50. Tell me, what concert are you going to see a mix like that? Jay Z? Kenny G? Neil D? I think not.
While the energy of last night’s performance was amazing, it slowly turned into a reggae festival. Don’t get me wrong, I like reggae as much as the next freedom fighter, but I can only take so much of it. My friend and I decided to cut it short after the 18th ear drum pounding, dreadlock flinging, reggae-esque song. Overall, there were some amazing guest singer performances and for those of you who were lucky enough to see one of their shows, how about that belly dancer, huh?
PS – Sorry for the low quality photo. Camera phones are not cut out for concert photography (or much else for that matter).
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs