I’ve been a big fan of M83 since I first heard “We Own The Sky” in the snowboard flick, That’s It, That’s All. Since then, Anthony Gonzalez and company have become one of my favorite musical acts and i’ve gobbled up everything they’ve released (at least i think i have).
Last night, the wifey and I were lucky enough to see them play a super sold-out show (tickets were going for $150+ on stubhub) at The Music Box in Hollywood. This was my first time seeing the group live, and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I absolutely LOVE M83, but I’m always a bit nervous that I’ll be let down when I see one of favorites live for the first time. Needless to say, the show was everything I expected — ambitious, visually stunning, the perfect amount of loud, and quite simply…epic.
Intro (ft. Zola Jesus)
Kim & Jessie
One Year, One UFO
My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
We Own The Sky
This Bright Flash
♪ Midnight City
A Guitar And A Heart
Skin Of The Night
A few highlights from the show (in no particular order):
I was pleasantly surprised with the opening act, Active Child. Take a minute and give them a listen, you won’t be disappointed…unless of course you hate the harp.
White Sea’s powerhouse vocalist/keyboardist Morgan Kibby was a force to be reckoned with (seriously, she was amazing and her stage presence captivated me all night).
The perfect transition from “My Tears Becoming a Sea” to “Teen Angst” and the vocals on “Wait” gave me chills.
“Midnight City” is even better live and the saxophone player, who seemingly appeared on stage out of nowhere, tore up his solo.