Thursday, September 07, 2006

Whole Lotta Banhart...

With Lozman to see Devendra Banhart at Leeds Met, a nice little black box of a venue. Stunned by the madcap-ness of it all - he's an utter loon (Dev, not Loz, although he has his moments too). Yet there's an honesty to what the bearded one does, even when he's singing about spiders, or feeling like a child. And it's hard not to fall for that flakiness, the looseness of the set and the effete way he prances around the stage. At one point, Banhart starts asking for requests. Some japester shouts Whole Lotta Rosie, while someone else wanted a song that had been performed just ten minutes before. Nice gig and lots of fun.

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