20 February 2011

review: tokyo police club

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Excitement filled the air as a line formed outside the door of the Spanish Moon a half hour before the doors even opened on a Monday, January 31. Sun Hotel definitely did not disappoint. Their live performance prepared the crowd for the electrifying night ahead. Admittedly, I had never heard of Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, but they were interesting. I especially liked that halfway through their set they unexpectedly switched instruments. The lead singer took to the drums while the bassist took the microphone and the drummer picked up a bass.
Canadian musicians Greg Alsop (drums), Josh Hook (guitar), David Monks (vocals, bass) and Graham Wright (keys/percussion) form the fun-loving Tokyo Police Club. These guys really know how to put on a fantastic show. The crowd was full of energy as the first notes were hit and that energy did not dissipate even after the end of the set list. A-typical for most shows that I have attended in the recent past David Monks and the band were more than happy to oblige a two-part encore. They played so hard all night that guitarist, Josh Hook’s instrument malfunctioned on the last song so he just picked up a tambourine and rocked out until the end of the song.

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**editors note: this show was almost three weeks ago, but sometimes things manage to slip past us in our very cluttered email inbox. OOPS. enjoy this one a little late.

-photos and article by Erin Arledge

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