While some 40+ people were busy collapsing before two stoners in Camden last night because of a railing incident, real music was being played in the heart of Philadelphia at the Boot & Saddle, on Broad St.
Headliners Giraffes? Giraffes!, a two piece math rock instrumental band, killed it last night, leaving none injured and minds blown. Kudos to the line up as well, Flyermile & Cavewomen for great energy and vast entertainment.
Giraffes? Giraffes! has been putting in some serious work lately coming up with new material while on their summer tour with other insanely good headlining band TTNG (This Town Needs Guns).
Feeling the crowds love for this genre is a must witness experience. Not only did they play with devotion, smiles during every song, each was played to the T, barely being able to decipher the live version from the album.
Seeing Kenneth Topham (drummer) play as hard and continuous as he did barely taking a breather was admirable beyond belief. Known for his unique set including symbols of varying sizes, two high hats, a set of interesting bells, pedals,
a tambourine…the works, it was amazing to see him put it all to use.
Would be totally wrong in saying Ken stole the show with Joe Andreoli equally as engaged with his capo and bow use on an electric guitar, magically working that fret board.
This duo is absolutely phenomenal to watch live, I’m so glad I’ve finally got to see them, hopefully not the last time.