José González

damm. what a night it was.

Last night it was raining (no surprise here at the moment), people were standing outside the Tivoli wearing scarves and beanies. Inside a night of magical music was about to get under way. José González was in town and it was a sold out show.

Emily Barker.
She had just the right blend of folk, country and alt. It was the first time she had played in Brisbane and I am looking forward to her coming back and playing the Troubie as she was sort of drowning in the audience last night
emily barker

José González.
I was blown to the wall. The music was so rich, deep and vibrant. The sound had this depth that just isn’t there on a CD. It left my heart feeling really nice and warm, the perfect antidote to a wet Brisbane night. The first half dozen songs he played by himself and then he brought the band out for the rest of the set. It was a very low key band. A guy and and a girl, doing some back up vocals and providing some percussion. Really well put together, minimalist but full of life. I walked out of the Tivoli with my brolly and the most peaceful feeling inside of me which is just what I need at the moment since life threw me some curveballs earlier in the week. I dearly would have loved to have heard his cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart as that would have been the cherry on top of the sprinkles.


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6 Replies to “José González”

  1. Hi Random,
    I have Massive Attack running through my head but I don’t think that was it. In the next few days the review for the show should be up on The Dwarf, hopefully it will be included in the review otherwise all I can suggest is keep searching the blogs.

  2. It seems that the song Random was talking about was not Teardrops that he did play but “Small Town Boy” by The Bronski Beat

    Yeah Joel, sometimes the Tivoli has a pit, other times it doesn’t – very hit and miss.

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