Thursday, April 26, 2012

#192. Concorde2, Madeira Drive, Brighton


Right on the beach in Brighton, Concorde2 is one of the best small live-music venues I have ever seen, perhaps rivaled only by the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh. The sound system and drink selection is better here, and the bar is kept in a separate near sound-proof room with a closed-circuit TV to keep an eye on the stage while queueing for another pint of Guinness. However, I never left the floor, as Kevin Barnes, frontman for of Montreal, held court in easily one of my all-time favourite concert experiences.




There was a strict 11:00pm curfew in effect. Of Montreal took the stage at exactly 9:30, and were done 90 minutes later, after which the bar was closed, the lights were off, and everyone was politely herded out the front door. Meghan did manage to straggle long enough to meet and get a t-shirt signed by opening act Kishi Bashi, who is a very capable Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) tribute band.


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