El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim 05.18.2008 Concert

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim ConcertI know the concert was last Sunday (5.18.08), but Comcast problems and school work have delayed me writing about the really good concert at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco. I had never been to Bimbo’s, but it’s really nice — mixing casual table seating with a standing/dance floor.

The concert started late (as most concerts do) and Anna Ternheim took the stage. I had never heard of her before, but she has a nice surreal voice — similar to Cardigans lead singer Nina Persson. She definitely did more talking than the next two artists. I would have pictures, but we found a seat way in the back and wanted to enjoy our beers and french fries before venturing out onto the floor.

Lykke Li was awesome. I have the Little Bit EP and didn’t know any song beyond the EP’s four tracks. I know her debut album Youth Novels is already out in Europe so now I’ll have to get it. Lykke had a lot of energy, mixing her softer songs and her danceable up-beat stuff well. A lot of people left after she performed.

Here’s a cool video of Lykke Li performing a stripped down version of “Little Bit”:

El Perro Del Mar was great. Her album has minimal instrumentation, but here she played most of the time with a full band. It was interesting to hear a suedo-ballad like “God Knows” with drums, a keyboard, and an electric guitar accompanying Sarah’s vocals.

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert

These are pictures that I took on the crappy camera on my cell phone. I need to be better about bringing my actual camera to take some decent photos.

Here are some real photos from the event, courtesy of ToastyKen:

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

El Perro Del Mar, Lykke Li & Anna Ternheim Concert by ToastyKen

[photos via ToastyKen]

That last photo is my favorite, with him getting the incense in the right light. Nicely done.

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