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Tokyo Police Club show review

Tokyo Police Club draw an end to their U.S. 2011 Spring Tour

Canadian indie rockers, Tokyo Police Club, stopped at The Spanish Moon  in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for their 2011 Spring Tour. The show opened with New Orleans based ambient and harmonic indie kids Sun Hotel, who somehow managed to hash out a great set despite their technical difficulties. Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin followed and were not quite as entertaining. Their music is perfectly adequate pop rock, but after an hour, the most interesting thing that occurred on stage happened whenever the singer and drummer changed places.

Tokyo Police Club managed to wake their sleepy fans up whenever they took the stage and played old favorites like “Tessellate” and “Nature Of The Experiment,” as well as tracks from their latest album Champ.  The show took a strange turn whenever singer/bassist David Monks asked the crowd to repeat extremely random things (like Daft Punk playing in his living room, for example), and only proceeded to escalate in this direction as the entire band filed the stage after a keyboard was knocked over during the encore.

Overall, TPC is a great live band whose quirks only add to the charm of its performances. With only a few dates left in the U.S., TPC are trading Boris Yeltsin in Kentucky for equally indie/pop Pomegranates  and Walk the Moon, and call it quits in Connecticut with A Great Big Pile Of Leaves before they embark on a mainly Canadian tour throughout July. Unless you want to wait until Sasquatch, catch their set while you can!

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