Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Handsome Furs @Music Hall of Williamsburg, July 8th

The last time I caught Dan Boeckner, it was in his usual band of Wolf Parade at Warsaw almost two years ago, and I have to say, I was not hugely impressed. The band didn't wow me with their live performance.

This time, thanks to The Music Slut, I was able to attend a concert by Handsome Furs, Boeckner's side project with his wife, Alexei Perry. Going into it, I was skeptical due to my previous experience. Since I had a free ticket, I decided to show up just for the main act and give it a whirl.

What Wolf Parade lacked in gusto, Handsome Furs more than made up for it in charm and sexiness. This simple husband-wife duo, despite the lack of a full band, managed to keep me entertained for more than an hour, playing a stripped down set full of guitar, synthesizers and drum machine. It reminded me quite a bit of the time I saw The Presets open for The Rapture at Webster Hall. Their music was a fun danceable mix that had the crowd hopping. And my oh my were they sexy.

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