Daedelus came in and absolutely tore the house down. I think everyone at KUCR is a pretty big Daedelus fan (which is why we decided to bring him through, courtesy of ASPB funding), but I don’t think any of us saw what was coming:
Daedelus @ UCR – snippets of “My Boo”
As glad as we are to have any video of this event (hats off to dj geo), the one thing you unfortunately miss is that the crowd by this point was going absolutely bananas.
And really, Daedelus even said himself that he was a little surprised that a university would bring out crazy people like himself and opener Nosaj Thing (UCR at the cutting edge – who’da thunk?). The packed crowd at the Barn took full advantage, though – I never thought I’d be dancing to Daedelus, but there I was. And as iffy as the acoustics may seem at the Barn, there’s something to be said for having a free show on a stage so low and close that the audience can (and often does) reach out to shake the performers’ hands.
Seriously, kids – anything we recommend on this blog, it’s for good reason. Trust us. We know things.
Moral of the story? When we throw a show – come.
As an aside, if you were wondering what that weird glowy thing was that Daedelus was toying about with, it’s called a monome. I’ll let you do your own research on that if you’re interested. Or you can be all 2008 and just watch this video for ten seconds until something else distracts your attention:
David Phipps of STS9 on the Monome
Oh, bonus – there are a few more videos in the Daedelus at UCR series – check them out here. And if for some reason you missed this show – if you ever get a chance to see Daedelus, do so.
And now that I think of it, I think we recorded this show. Make sure to stay tuned in to KUCR 88.3 FM (tune in now on your computer!)- you never know when you’ll hear our archive of the concert!