Saturday, 26 February 2005

A friend at work recommended the Indigenous show with Roger Clyne. I had never heard of Indigenous, but based on the audio samples on their Web site, and Todd’s recommendation, I figured it would be a good show. I was not disappointed.

Roger Clyne opened with a 75 minute set of his Southwest influenced rock-n-roll. With a bit of a party atmosphere throughout his set, it was a good time. Buy one of his CDs, you won’t regret it; especially if you want something to sing along with in the car.

Then Indigenous took the stage. They’re a family act, two brothers and a sister, that play blues-rock like you wouldn’t believe.

Really, it’s all about the lead guitarist, Mato. He’s spectacular, conjuring the spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughn and playing that against the fire of something like The White Stripes. What I noticed was that Wanbdi and Pte (on drums and bass respectively) really carried themselves as supporting players, rather than an integral part of the band. It struck me as an odd dymanic, whether intentional or not.

That said, the show was fantastic, they were great, and I look forward to seeing them again.