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Live Review: Handsome Furs, Wellington

Live Review: Handsome Furs, Wellington

Monday 31st August, 2009 12:00PM

Ask anyone. I had been pumped for this show for such a Long.Time. An interview with Dan Boeckner a couple of months before the show that involved an inspirational conversation was the premise for my excitement, but Face Control is one of my Albums of 2009 to date and Wolf Parade’s Apologies to the Queen Mary and At Mount Zoomer were albums of the year for me before that. So this was a big deal. And I’d heard / watched / read amazing tales of the duet live, and a friend of mine who went at the Powerstation in Auckland emailed me the day of the Wellington show and further caffeinated my anxiety. Having convinced (read: forced) many a friend of mine to come whether they could afford it or had heard of the band or not, we prepped for the gig by going to a preview screening of Taking Woodstock (the acid trip scene is beautiful – as is the whole film really) and having snacks (curly fries at Sweet Mothers Kitchen – if you haven’t been here it is a MUST in Wellington) and red wine. Perfect pre-gig outing, during which the fact that I was reviewing the show came up, during which a couple of volunteers offered to write short, sharp quips about their experiences of the show. So here you go: 100 word reviews by Anna Scorey, Sarah Cathy and myself. Why? Because I always find in post-gig catch-ups everyone has something to add that another has omitted, or has an alternative angle on the show as a whole. And ultimately, surely three opinions is better than one…

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