Afropop Party
Hammond and Smith

No Hooks


I know there are a lot of fans of Blonde Redhead's meandering, atmospheric sound - punctuated by Kazu Makino's eerie, echoing vocals - but after having seen them 1/2 dozen times over the past decade, I've finally decided that they just don't do it for me. Sure, they have arty style, but their sound is flat and doesn't go anywhere. I stayed for three songs tonight at Celebrate Brooklyn, left before the encore, and - despite the avid screams calling them back - didn't feel I missed much of anything. (More pics below.)