Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Ros is a Ros

I normally don't review live concerts. But I saw Sigur Ros (finally) last night and I though they were definitely worth reviewing. What an amazing concert. If you're not familiar with the group, they're an ambient-ish group from Iceland. Their music is multi-layered and features the incredible voice of Jonsi. His voice is almost angelic. The performance we saw featured a very inventive and artistic graphic display/light show that enhanced every song. The visual display was almost poetic. The group performed a bunch of hits which got the laid back, hipster crowd somewhat excited. I thought it was pretty amusing that when the group got into a cool, rocking groove, the crowd didn't even nod their heads! My overall impression was that, if there was a cover band in heaven, it would be Sigur Ros.