Little Dragon’s show at The Fox Theater earlier might have been one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. I can’t recall a time where I’ve watched a band so much in sync with everything on stage. There were times where it looked like Yukumi was an orchestra conductor in control of not only the band, but the lights as well, with color and sounds responding to the movements of her hands and her dancing. What’s surprising is that the lights being used didn’t look sophisticated at all, especially compared to more elaborate setups I’ve seen.
This was also the only instance that I can remember where the performance sounded as detailed as the record was, where you could close your eyes and be immersed in so many different and distinct sounds. And not only that, if you look at all the extra gear on stage, all of that audio bliss came from instruments on stage, and not from a track being played back. Hands off to the band for putting on a phenomenal performance, but especially to the sound and lighting crew who really made it happen.
BTW, Yukumi was wearing all white AM90s and the entire band looked like they had been dressed by Tres Bien :)