Archive for May, 2008

Interference | Swell Season @ Radio City Music Hall

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Never playing before in the US, Interference opened things up tonight with Fergus O’Farrell soulful voice and passionate songs. I was impressed.
Glen and Marketa of Swell Season continue their fairy tale adventure by selling out Radio City Music Hall. They mentioned their humble beginnings playing small shows at Pianos and continue to be in awe of the success they have garnered. Although they practically played the same set of songs from the Beacon show, they did debut a few new tunes and some incredible covers by Van Morrison. Other additions occurred when Marketa invited her sister to sing “Gently Johnny” with her and when Glen invited Inteference onstage to sing “Gold”. The genuine admiration between the 2 could be seen and felt. Unfortunately they didn’t do a Pixies cover, which I have been seeing floating around on the web, but rather “Into the Mystic” by Morrison. Although the crowd and the set was borderline adult contemporary-ish, seeing them at such a great venue was well worth it.