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.
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: