Love is All @ Market Hotel

Josephine

Josephine Olausson, singer and keyboardist for the Swedish Indie band Love Is All, performing in Bushwick last Saturday.

Despite the heavy rains, thunder and lightening last saturday night, I ventured out to Bushwick on the J train to catch one of my favorite bands, Love Is All. They’ve acquired something of a good live reputation over the past couple of years, and though it was a short set, they didn’t disappoint.

One glance at these photos and video, and it should be clear that this was a very hot and sweaty show. And given that I found myself in the “pit” for the first time since my grunge days in high school, I’m pretty sure that I left the Market Hotel that night with a lot of other peoples’ sweat on me.

But, this was a really as special show because of the venue. Market Hotel is an improvised venue on the second floor of a former commercial space, just steps from the Myrtle Ave JMZ station. There are cheap drinks, great DJs, and a lot of people watching to do.


Love Is All, “Felt Tip”

LIA isn’t going to be for every indie music fan, but they combine post-punk percussion and saxophone with singer Josephine Olausson’s echo-drenched vocals in a way that makes this thirty-year old want to dance with the kids down in front. And I like their DIY ethic when it comes to recording music, blogging, and creating merchandise. They even created a 5-song CDR with cover songs of Prince and Flock of Seagulls songs.

Love Is All

Hottest. Night. Ever.

Great show, simple as that. LIA has a new album scheduled to come out sometime in the next few months, but in the meantime check out this live acoustic performance of one of their new songs:

Some other roundups of the show, from around the internets:

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