Halou: I love Halou, but this show was fucking intolerable. There was this insanely loud hum through the entire show: it was almost loud enough to drown out the vocals. I think it was even harder to take because I knew and liked the songs. It was like this little hammer that kept whacking me in the head: "Ow, quit it. Ow, quit it. Ow, quit it." I can't believe they continued the show with this instead of just stopping and fixing it.
Robin Guthrie: They finally got the hum fixed before he started, but by that time I think I was too annoyed to give him much of a chance. I only stayed for about 5 minutes of his set, which, as far as I could tell, was him playing the first ten seconds of "Welcome to the Machine" by Pink Floyd over and over and over and over and over again. And they weren't even selling heroin at the bar! What were they thinking!
i have decided to pretend that the Halou show never happened.
the memories are just too painful
and i don't want them to taint any further perceptions of their music.
we'll never speak of it again,
believe me...it'll be easier this way...
Have the 2 guys that set up the sound system there bailed on them or gone deaf? Theirs is by far the best sound system I've heard in a venue when it is properly tuned. Squarepusher there was astonishingly good. The Xlr8r anniversary party there didn't sound so good though. It really is sad to have amazing gear set, well, unamazingly. Sorry to hear the show was lame.
If they weren't selling it at the bar, where *were* they selling and isn't there some sort of regulation about that?
Halou is one of the bands I picked up CDs for after listening to your stream back when it was your CD collection.. I've wanted to hear them live for a while, but the first two Halou shows (has there been any since?) at DNA there were stream problems..
Now you go to a show not at DNA and there are more technical problems.