Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hiphopotamus Meets Rhymenocerous

I wasn't sure this show would qualify as a gig, but as the New Zealand duo averred at one point in the show, they are indeed a band. And it certainly sounded like music coming from their guitars. If it quacks like a duck...

Flight of the Conchords, Largo, June 19, 2006: I dug deep to find an excuse to go to this show, as my usual alibis of efficiency and conservation wouldn't work. For one thing, it would have to be a one-night stand, so to speak. For another, there's the matter of my looming life as a deadbeat slacker. But in light of the lip service I paid earlier this month to the wonders of Largo, I'd be a hypocrite for not putting my money--while I'm still earning some--where my mouth is.

To jog your memory, I had the pleasure of seeing Flight of the Conchords opening for Jon Brion back in March. They were such a revelation that I told Evonne right away when I saw that they were coming back to Largo this month. It took a while to overcome my aforementioned denial, but fortunately, I was able to join her reservation for the night.

The line at Largo was incredible for a Monday night. I guess the HBO special has been making the rounds! Amazingly, the cover charge was only $5--as if my LA fantasies need more fuel. Though the Friday nights may not be as hopping as before, it was good to see the rest of the Largo corral taking up the slack.

I'll keep this relatively short and sweet because I'm not in the business of mangling comedy routines, but Bret and Jemaine were as adorable as ever, and they even varied their set. Granted, their 15-minute slot back in March probably wasn't meant to be representative of their act, but they didn't spit out a carbon copy of the HBO special either. Don't mind me, though; my favorite song of the night was one of the tunes I heard in March. And with that, I'll leave you with the Conchords' list of the three jobs appropriate for the hottest girl at the party, if not the world:

  • waitress
  • air hostess from the '60s
  • part-time model

Don't let me ruin it for you; just keep your ears open for their Sub Pop debut later this year. Or in the meantime, you can see some clips on YouTube as well.

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1 comment:

Jesse said...

They did sort of a different version on the show this week--no beatboxing but mostly the same lyrics. Sounded more like a rap song, too. The part where Jemaine starts by boasting that his lyrics are bottomless and then can't think of anything else is GENIUS. Also, Bret looks better with facial hair.