Esther and I went to see Beck last night at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. I’m happy to report that it was really an incredible show. The venue is small – around 200 people at full capacity (which there certainly was last night). Performing with a small band that featured drums, bass, two guitars and keyboards, Beck performed mostly songs from his latest album, Sea Change. The sound they made was pretty amazing, with the blend of acoustic guitar sounds melding well with the rest of the instrumentation. For fun, the band played a medley in the encore that featured ‘It’s gettin’ hot in here’, ‘Boyfriend’ and Prince’s ‘Erotic City’. This doesn’t sound like something I’d particularly go for, but in the context of an electrifying live show, it was pretty amazing.
The whole thing made me want to play my (electro) acoustic guitar more, and as a result, I think I will use it for my gig this Friday (8pm sharp, Rififi. Be there!).