I love a last-minute invitation to a concert! My friends Ricardo and Greg had an extra ticket for U.K. electro-group Groove Armada, led by Andy Cato and Tom Findlay. I always thought Groove Armada was more of a DJ group like Freemasons, but to my surprise they’ve dropped five or six LPs and a slew of EPs since the mid-’90s, including their new album, Black Light.
I’m in the middle of a sea of 20-something hipsters (man, I feel old)! I’m intrigued with GA’s new front woman, the spunky, Robyn-esque SaintSaviour. As the concert progressed, she gets better and better. I love, love, love the song, “Time & Space,” which beautifully showcases her power vocals. I don’t know who the guy was who performed four or five of GA’s songs while SaintSaviour was off-stage, but he was a big crowd pleaser. Pretty cool show.