2009-07-20beirut @ metropolis on saturday of the last weekend (july 11), there was the beirut show, that was part of the jazz fest (even though they are not jazz as all). i went with rox and glo.
rox has already posted a detailed entry about the show, so i'll be lazy and post a few pictures instead.
the openers were the dodos. i had never heard of them before. i found them alright. for some reason, their music made me think of twee-pop (mostly because of the singer's soft-ish vocal style), but more upbeat.
we had already seen beirut before. this time, it was at a bigger venue, but there seemed to be less musicians on stage... and zach condon sang a song in italian; i realized that no matter in which language (english, french, italian) he sings, i cannot understand the lyrics.
they only played one song from the "realpeople holland" disc, "my night with the prostiture from marseille". i really liked how they translated the electronic sounds to the accordion.
a clip of "postcards from italy":
they ended with "la llorona". i realized that not only does that track make a good album opener, it also makes a great show closer; it's so dramatic.