The Raveonettes Descend on the Opera House
The Opera House was already quite full when I arrived a little after 10pm. One of the best parts of having media access is getting to know the set times in advance so I know exactly when to walk through the door. Five minutes after I got to the venue the opening act Black Acid appeared on the stage.
The reception for Black Acid from the crowd was pretty much silence. I'm not sure how many people there had heard of the band before or not but I think it set the mood for the rest of their show. I'm also not sure if the band was bothered by the non-reaction to their appearance but they really didn't seem to get into the show at all.
Half way through the act one of the guitarist's amp blew a fuse that took almost ten minutes to fix. That had a dampening effect on the set as well. If and when I get a chance to see them again hopefully they will be on point.
The headliners came on next to a very enthusiastic crowd. The reception was very warm and loud. Obviously the people were there to see The Raveonettes play.
The band is a duo from Denmark formed in 2001. Sune Rose Wagner plays the guitar and Sharin Foo plays the bass. They both provide great vocal harmonies.
The Raveonettes were having a little more fun than their openers with no technical difficulties to slow them down. Sune remarked after a couple of songs that "It's nice to b here" and Sharin followed by saying "It's Friday evening, Easter. A good time for a rock dance party".
The set was fifty percent tracks off their newest release Lust Lust Lust and the other fifty percent mixed between their three other albums Pretty In Black, Chain Gang Of Love and Whip It On.
Overall I had a great time at the show. The Raveonettes were wonderful but Black Acid just seemed to be having a bad night. In other words, go see the Raveonettes.
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