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Puffy [email protected] The Key Club
for everyone
to enjoy the show at the
r
Key Club that
couldn't
help but put
my fist halfivay in the air and mouth,
"Yeah
...
Yeah
moment
...
Yeah:'
they went
From
on stage,
the
it was
HELL YEAH
Nov. 14 @theKeyClub
dear that the A.M.E was there to
"\'ve're the Automatic Music
Explosion,"
lead
singer
Matt
Starr
informed us. "There's only one way to
do this! One person claps, everybody
claps. One person sings, everybody
sings. Are you ready?"
Whether
not
the
the crowd
A.M.E.
was ready or
launched
headfirst
into their set. Before I knew it, female
vocalist Jodie had whipped
'~Do you want
The "Yeah!"
it.
011
it?" Matt
asked.
yOll
The band played every song like a
party
machine.
performance,
however,
too seamless
and theatrical
inspire
pure-hearted
the
respects
almost
at times to
emotions
they were trying to get us so hyped up
and
curtains
through
band
Roll
everyone
The
rest
of the
Mudvayne,
tunes
might
and
with
The
The
one
of the lamest
performance
only
man who'd
watched
No Doubt
beautiful
like
love with free
flying
candy
and
admit
that even an over-polished
balloons,
I had
looking
for a good
that the A.M.E.will
do
in their power to make it
You just have to answer
Pantera
if
something
Down
.. ,
keep
the
Built
Disney
to
Gehry's
great
Disney
for
architecturally
Concert
HaIl
fanfare,
Hall
Los
and
The Norwegian
albums
"Maybe
Case's sultry
Angeles
of
music,
I went
crossed
it off my list of things
once,
extending
pulled
out
small
from them
notepads
and
Relatively
American
with their heavy Japanese
accents.
Sparrow"
was over.
night
read
unknown
led a power-pop
"! hope you are ready for lots of
for
revolution
a decade
over
by
the
Puffy AmiYumi
public,
now.
has
in Japan
You could
and kick-ass
voice.
made
making
more
her in
me like her that much
the songs
interesting.
even richer
As one
rabid
out, "Neko, you're the real
both
Not
classical
loved
PUFFY AMIYUMI
Nov. 16 @KeyClub
I might
it and
to do.
did I k-now that the venue
plans
After a few songs both Yumi and Ami
a
far
beyond
fare, like showing
The
Cabinet of Dr. Coligari on Halloween,
accompanied
by a fantastical organ,
Nov. 12 @Troubadour
from
deal:'
Frank
became
acoustically.
a connoisseur
Little
LERCHE
showcased
fan shouted
traditional
SaNDRE
and
and
Nov. 16 @Walt
had
With Brendan
"Pauline"
more,
being
Taken
Already a Case fan, hearing
NEKO CASE
question, "Do you want it?"
-Bourbon
but
a
or
to
showpiece
And if you're
effort,
songs.
The Tigers Have Spoken and her
most
recent
undertaking
Fox
Confessor Brings the Flood, songs like
concert
to
gem
is still agem.
everything
replacement,
that reason
and
or the
to buy our
happen.
reason
the
this and
their attempt
time it's dear
his own brother
play music once more.
looking.
Family. But despite
a
was in seeing
get killed right before his eyes try and
whether
their
band
was lackluster.
highlight
comparable
been
of
the mic to lead the
aU time.
names of
to appe..1l to
have
the
took
for
cover
took
the night. Chad Grey, the frontman
this
ACIDC,
Ramones,
Partridge
band
flew into the fIrst song of
looking
enough
band
a roar
I support
in the crowd,
favorite
sound
and
alone,
with
broad
The
you're
exploding
images
kicking.
and felt like a sort of
of Fame
there
the dub,
Hall
They looked
and
filled the room.
For that
and
opened,
bass pedals
ripped
about.
Rock
and pay their
to Dimebag.
The
Their
was
to hear
was Dime's brother,
Vinnie
Paul
Abbott, on his drums, hands in the air
band
need it?" The sign went up again.
wanted
feel a little bit of Pantera
stage and
up. «Do
sign went
of the crowd was
Everyone
those drums again. They wanted to
out a giant
sign with "Yeah!" written
well-oiled
The anticipation
building.
really perform.
appeal
be
understating
their
by saying that Ami and Yumi
of the Japanese
duo Puffy AmiYumi
of cute, but it's a hard
classification
to resist when you're in
the midst of being enchanted
by their
are the queens
multimedia
empire,
which
includes
singer/songwriter
walked onto the small Troubadour
stage brimming
with enthusiasm.
The
fun tonight.
energy
into
solo
spelled
even
gesture
seeped
renditions
spectacular
of his
managed
songs.
He
of songs
the
Though
Faces
Lerche
the
mostly
raised
cute
the
the
Sunset
occasional
song
other albums
soundtrack.
to
and the
amount
of
Though
hear
fTom his three
teenage
style
it would've
some
of
his
Japanese
really
been
power-pop,
did a respectable
hit
song
manga
that
just for
fans.
was a musical
older
material. Lerche's newer stuff didn't
show wasn't
If
was a
the
a small
of
rock and punk. They even
cover of Green Day's
"Basket
Case"
before
your
venue
for
Club
was
compared
work,
time
to
with
it's
the
definitely
to check
videos
"Kuchibinl
Their
blend
Key
unfamiliar
duo's
numerous
intense
events back home.
you're
talented
worth
crowd's
enthusiasm
that
probably
aging
! had to admit
Puffy AmiYumi's
Dall ill Real Life
two
their superstar
the
bit disturbing,
played songs from
Phantom Punch album, along with
nice
Beademania-esque
single white guys at the concert
Down.
his
almost
the
in a
Strip allowance.
he normally
with his band,
performs
that
from
their arms
factor above the maximum
it came
to be spot on when
to renditions
sense
We love L.A.!" They then
out L.A. with
out
their
on the Web. From
Motion"
I'm
to my
song,
"Tokyo
On My
music
of Puffy AmiYumi
favorite
Way:' the
cannot
help
but put a smile on your face.
-Bourbon
the
With Breudan
disappoint.
His voice sounds
better
live than
it does on CD (it still sounds
CD); without
the
studio
sings with more depth
on the stage.
would
talk
snippets
a little,
songs,
and
humor
Lerche
these
little
and charm
to
the night.
highlight:
singing
the duet "Modern Nature" with the
audience
and
its
features
with
-
the
crowd
knew
every
Songbook
"intimate
Series,
evenings
singer-song\'Hiters
Ne¥.'SOID,
One particular
and
staff pick
he
and expression
'Between
added
good on
walls,
Bernadette
which
of song"
like
Joanna
Peters and most
packed
house
thrilled
with
own
videogame,
other
products
and chilled the
asked
haunting
gathered
and
rock
shoes,
(surely)
band,
clothes,
highly
manufactured
"So how
recently, Neko Case.
Case both
their
the
cartoon,
toys
faithfully
fans
at the
who
just
Los Angeles
Dec. 3 @The
funk-rock
Echo
should
queen,
frontwoman
had
Gundred,
who pounds
ever
need
Kristin
the drums
a
Janis
Having
GRAND OLE PARTY
the)'
Key Club.
out
should
Kiley, Grand
If rock
in Japan.
is it, everybody?"
adoring
and
desirable
belts
vocals,
their
Joplin-esque
reign
toured
supreme.
with
Rilo
Ole Party will grace
with
their
aesthetic
fierce
Senett-produced
debut,
bluesy,
featured
the
on
Blake
Humanimals.
-Sheila
Dichoso

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