mogwai @ 'curiosa', riverbend music center
cincinnati, oh, usa
hunted by a freak
ratts of the capital
thanks to clifford and chris gormer.
'curiosa' touring festival, put together by the cure
stage 1 - the cure / interpol / the rapture / mogwai
stage 2 - thursday / muse / auf der maur / the cooper temple clause
riverbend music center (capacity 18,000)
from clifford harpole:
i saw curiosa this past tuesday at cincinnati. the stupid driving
directions off the internet confused me, so i missed the beginning of the
first song. i only have cody and hsfhp by them, so i only recognised the 2nd of the 3
songs as 'killing all the flies'. ('ratts of the capital', according to other sources? - rob)
the first song.. from the end i caught.. was quite calm, with lots of
chime-y, glockenspiel-y sounds... yet nothing i recognised from the cds i
the last song was awesome. it had stuart playing alone at one part, with
real calm parts... even getting a call from the audience to "get off the
stage" or something of equally disgusting disrespect... only to have their
jaw dropped by everyone slamming in at one time with a huge wall of sound.
it was amazing... the set ended with everyone leaving their instruments
feedbacking and their pedals self-oscillating... and stewart playing with
the oscillation onhis pedals and with feedback, snapping the strings off of
his guitar by hand (:o) and making noise for about 5 minutes.
i couldnt help but feel that i was the only one really into them... and it
was a fricking shame. mogwai was the essential reason that i went to this
show and it was completely worth it. if only i hadn't have gotten lost.