Purity Ring

They had some cool lighting instruments: two grids of individually addressable LEDs, 4096 total, I think. They mostly just ran sweeps but there were a few volumetric effects too. Basically the Bay Bridge lights but with depth.

Also I liked her 50s space-girl outfit.

But when that's all I remember about a show... sigh. It's hard to see the point of seeing a singer-plus-producer act at a large venue. They sounded exactly, totally, 100% like the CD. Much of the vocal track was canned, too. There wasn't really a performance. I saw them at Bottom of the Hill and it was basically the same show, lights aside, except that this time I was watching it from two blocks away and couldn't amuse myself by mentally reverse-engineering the drum-trigger pods.

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4 Responses:

  1. Packetslave says:

    Reminds me a bit of some of the overhead effects that NIN did on their last tour with the pods of addressable LEDs.

  2. Craig Samuels says:

    You crossed the bridge!

  3. Xthlc says:

    On the other hand, I've seen Youth Code fill the entire stage at a 1000 capacity venue with just a keyboardist and singer. It's all about connecting with the crowd and sheer manic fury.