Monday, October 26, 2009

Halifax Pop Explosion Journal: Friday

Throughout the week I was sending twitpics and these journal posts to the Coast online since they were offering some tickets in exchange for Pop explosion feedback. Friday afternoon I found out I was the winner of a single ticket to the sold out MSTRKRFT show that night at the Palace. Hey Rosetta! was playing at the Grawood earlier in the day, but not as part of HPX. Obviously I couldn't pass up going to Hey Rosetta!, so after that show was over I scooted over to the Palace. Going to a show that featured DJs instead of people playing instruments was a different experience for sure.October 23rd, 2009. The New Palace, Halifax, NS
Headliner: MSTRKRFT
Supporting: various DJs

MSTRKRFT know what they are doing. The Toronto duo dropped tracks for over two hours to the delight of a building full of sweaty, dancing people. There was never a dull moment as they spun their mixes of songs such as D.A.N.C.E. by Justice, Thunderstruck by AC/DC, and One More Time by Daft Punk. The set was filled with aggressive rock driven songs, heavy on base, and light on annoying top 40 chart toppers. Some have the idea that this genre of music is not music, but after the MSTRKRFT experience, it is obvious that a strong musical background, a keen ear, and loads of creativity are required if you are going to fill a room with thousands of people and keep their attention for two plus hours.

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