Show Review & Photos: Public Image Limited @ Showbox Market

The bass of Public Image Limited is wicked. Also wicked is one of the most original voices in rock, John Lydon. No one else sounds like him and I don’t think anyone can even try. Maybe you hate his voice; I don’t really care if you do because I love it and all those people who showed up on Tuesday night are on my side. Part of what really got me going during this show (in addition to Lydon’s unreal howl) was the rhythmic brilliance of these songs. They are some of the best dance songs you’re going to come across. Flowers of Romance? Yes, yes yes. Tie Me to the Length of That? And arguably their pièce de résistance, Religion I? John Lydon said he wrote the song 30 years ago and it’s as relevant today as it was then. It’s not every night you see a band this significant. Lydon didn’t appreciate the fans in the bar so much, pointing out they were too cool to be on the main floor. But that’s quite okay to be singled out by Lydon in his way. According to Rise, Anger is an energy . . . Photos:

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review & all photos by Dagmar

Gallery of PiL @ Showbox Market

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Photos: La Roux & DJ Colby B @ the Showbox Market

La Roux played the Showbox Market on Monday evening to an adoring and dancing crowd. La Roux deserves this respect – they’re purveyors of synth dance music of the best kind. With the vocals of Ellie Jackson, they recall and reinvent the genre of the Human League, Heaven 17 and Eurythmics. Perfection! Local artist DJ Colby B set the mood before La Roux’s show. I always love hearing her play.

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all photos by Dagmar

Gallery of La Roux @ the Showbox

Photos: Electric Six @ Chop Suey

I have a long and boring story I could share about why it took me so long to get these photos ready. Basically it involves my camera deciding to shoot only in the RAW and making it very difficult to edit these photos. Anyway, I love Electric Six and want them to return when my camera decides to behave itself again -and it will. Anytime. Anytime. My photos of one of the best bands, ever:

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Photos: Angels and Airwaves & Say Anything @ Showbox SoDo (Part 2)

Last week I was thrilled to introduce Graham Lee on here with his photos of Angels and Airwaves and Say Anything. I am thrilled this week to introduce and debut another photographer, David Conger, with his pix of AVA and Say Anything. I won’t complain again about how disappointed I am that I had to miss the show but instead focus on additional superb photos of these bands. And AVA, I love you and will see you next time.

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Angels & Airwaves at Showbox SoDo
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Say Anything at Showbox SoDo

Say Anything at Showbox SoDo

Say Anything at Showbox SoDo

Say Anything at Showbox SoDo

Say Anything at Showbox SoDo
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all photos by David Conger


Gallery of Angels and Airwaves at Showbox SoDo

Gallery of Say Anything at Showbox SoDo