Review: The Fixx live at The Bell House

Posted by The G on April 8, 2013 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram of The Fixx

Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram of The Fixx

One of my 1980s fanboy dreams came true on April 7, 2013 when I saw The Fixx perform at The Bell House in Brooklyn.  The 80s new wave/rockers have a new album out called “Beautiful Friction,” and the classic lineup has reunited for this tour.  Over the course of the hour and a half set, a majority of tracks from the new album were played and if you haven’t really followed The Fixx in a while, you should definitely check out their new record as it’s really good.

The Fixx

The Fixx

But the show was not all about the new record.  Many of The Fixx’ most beloved tracks were played including two of my personal favorites “Less Cities, More Moving People” and “Secret Separation,” which was played as an unannounced second encore!  Lead singer Cy Curnin threw in a bit of Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good To Me” at the end of the song (and if you’ll recall, Cy appears in the music video).   Stay tuned as a video of “Secret Separation” will be coming soon!

The Fixx

The Fixx

The classics “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Red Skies” and “Saved by Zero” were also performed and both Cy and the band sounded as good as they did in the 80s.  A few of my favorite tracks were not aired (such as “Sunshine in the Shade,” “A Letter to Both Sides” and “Are We Ourselves?”) but the prospect of hearing those classics live will keep me coming back to see The Fixx for as long as they keep touring.

The Fixx

The Fixx

The Fixx Merch

The Fixx Merch

 

The Fixx Setlist - Bell House.  Now property of the G archives.

The Fixx Setlist – Bell House. Now property of the G archives.

 

 

Ava Luna live at Cake Shop

Posted by The G on April 7, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Ava Luna

When L Magazine named Ava Luna one of the 8 bands to see in 2010, I wanted to make up my own mind.  I agree!  I saw Ava Luna at New York’s Cake Shop on April 6, 2010 and they did not disappoint.  With 3 singers giving the songs a doo-wop feel, their music is like anything out of the post-punk period mixed with a little bit of soul.  According2g, that’s a great thing.  If you click here, you can get a free mp3 of their track “Clips,” which was inspired by Michael Jackson. Expect to hear great things about this band in the not-so-distant future.

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