Monday, June 15, 2009

Viva Voce/Cut Off Your Hands DC9 review

My review of the Viva Voce/Cut Off Your Hands/Robert Gomez show is now online.

Viva Voce, Cut Off Your Hands, and Robert Gomez
Hailey's Club
June 12th, 2009

Better Than: imagining Clap Your Hands Say Yeah covering Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends in itsentirety.

Hailey's hosted another fine show on Friday night, but only a couple dozen people came out to see it. Luckily, this small crowd really wanted to see the acts.

Viva Voce, supporting its newly-released fourth album, Rose City, headlined with a full hour-long set. The former duo (now a quartet) played a handful of fine songs from that latest record, as well as older favorites like "From the Devil Himself." It helped that Anita Robinson, with a gentle, soothing voice, was quite ferocious on lead guitar; from bluesy bends to searing slides, Anita did what great guitarists do--make it look so easy.

Read the rest here.

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