Ka-Pow! Glitch Mob @ The Majestic

Alex Calhoun —  May 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

Sunday night found me down at the Majestic for a night of hip-hop beats and other off-kilter trickery. I saw Glitch Mob at Movement last May, and they blew it the fuck up then, so I was definitely looking forward to this show. We arrived to see the last half of Deru’s set. To be honest, it was not overly impressive, just some looped out boom-bap beats, nothin fancy. Free The Robots took over next, and this dude had some pretty twisted, quirky beats. What sucked was they had his sound all low, so he really couldn’t rock it out; I was kinda disappointed, because his set seemed pretty cool. Glitch Mob went on around eleven with a huge amount of gear. Bass guitar, drum pad triggers, keyboards, and some cool looking MIDI controllers(Jazzmutant Lemurs I think). They had some great stage presence, but the sound was totally different from what I remember from the last time I saw these guys play. Last may it was glitched out, micro-sampled hip-hop insanity. This time it was slower beats, more atmospheric, almost like Glitch Mob is slowly becoming a strange indie rock band with electronic tendencies. I thought it was a cool sound, but not really what I was expecting. Check out the video, and you be the judge. On a different tip, this was my first time out since the smoking ban, kinda weird not seeing the Majestic in a cloud of smoke, but definitely nice to leave not stinking like hell and sinuses all fucked up. Peace.
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Alex Calhoun


Alex Calhoun is a writer, vinyl collector, and lover of all things odd and electronic. He currently lives in the Detroit Metro area.
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