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Braids at Lo Pub, Winnipeg (review and photos)

Braids band concert photo Winnipeg

BRAIDS at Lo Pub, Winnipeg, June 3 2010. Cheyenne Rae photo

Review and photos – Braids at Lo Pub, Winnipeg, June 3 2010

- text by eugene osudar/photos by Cheyenne Rae

i’m in love
with Braids
from Montreal,

and i chose to

experience

their set
over
a very hot ticket

Caribou
at The Pyramid
sold out show 400
people.

Braids played before
a scant 40 at The Lo Pub
on Thursday night

Goodform dance night
DJs

so really, maybe 20
came to see Braids
again.

their previous
visit
last summer

was mesmerizing
enchanting thrilling
chilling spine tingling

soul searing
soul lifting

80 or so people
i’d have to look/see
at my guttersnipe
posting to know
for sure

what i recall
is we were quiet when
the music was

quiet
hushed
and we lifted
we
moved when the music
lifted
soared

took flight

took
us to flight
to wings

Braids
are symphonic
and they take
you
to wings

www.myspace.com/braidsmusic

6 songs
in 40 minutes
6-7 minute songs
sound,scapes

to see and to leap
to fly and to soar

is to be
in the midst of
a Braids set

to pray
meditate over voices
and instruments

sometimes,
like
whale songs
sometimes,
like
perfect dreams
sometimes,
like
perfect kisses
caresses
to your most erogenous
zones,
your most torrid
places.

sex.
love.
symphonic
harmonic
exultant
luxurious
exquisite
Braids music.
is. all this
and more,

reverent
we loved Braids

Raphaelle Standell-Preston with BRAIDS photo

this time
the 20 young dancers
began in dance
with dance

lemonade
peach wedding
candy spills
native speaker
Plath heart
glass deers

the songs, the set.

and in dance
i celebrated the youngsters
but somewhere
in the quiet
the hushed
build ups

the youngsters
lost their groove
way
and with loud
voices
constant chatter
with nothing
much to say
except

to interrupt and frustrate
Braids and their audience

the show was marred
by yet another rude
portion of the audience.

i’m writing this
more and more
(often)
these same things
words,
rude people
dick,heads
brawlers
maulers
ill-mannered
idiots

ignorant
people.

what’s happened?

i don’t know.
respect for people
and artists,
courtesy
lost…

the cell,phone age?
computer games?

people can’t concentrate.
be courteous.
be in the moment.

be here and now.

be poetic.
and beautiful.

this beautiful now.

Braids!

raph and katie lee
laid into the youngsters
who still couldn’t grasp
their rude chatter.

the youngsters tried to dance
as an apology.

quiet
would have been better.

my spine tingled
during every song
and staff
at The Lo
stopped their work
and watched.

with reverence.

Raphaelle
battled a cold and sang
beautifully
even as she sniffled
through most songs

the real battle
was waged with the
youngsters,
sadly.

i love Braids
from Montreal.

Yes!

I Love Braids.

in the now.
the perfect now.
of their music.
their sound dreams.
their wow.

and if you Love
your music
with tectonic soul plate
shifts
let their melodies
and voices
their pop muse
symphonies
shift
you into your
most
beautiful
places.

in flight.

Braids,
Lo Pub.
June 3rd.

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About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene
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