I was sipping my morning coffee, thinking about last night’s Red Hot benefit show Dark Was The Night….something along the lines of ‘Man — Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings just *killed it* last night…” when a tweet from BrooklynVegan pops up on my desktop: “i never finished last night, but Sharon Jones also killed it…”
I think anyone who didn’t leave early would agree.
The pacing of the show left a lot to be desired; it took a Sharon Jones-sized effort to resuscitate the energy level in the room from the effect of all of those ten-to-fifteen minute change-overs between acts. By way of comparison, the recent Red Hot show at B.A.M. felt much more attuned to entertaining a live (rather than a recorded) audience. But David Byrne also gave some much-needed adrenalin boosts along the way and My Brightest Diamond’s version of “Feeling Good” was another highlight. A good night of music for all!
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