A night in Cambridge with Richard Legge to see Midlake – a rock band from Texas.
Their music has a late 60’s, early 70’s, Laurel Canyon style. They sound a bit like a lot of bands – Beach Boys, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart, Fleetwood Mac. But also early English folk rock bands like Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Jethro Tull and Steeleye Span. But more experimental with influences like Radiohead, Björk, Grandaddy and The Flaming Lips. Their live sound is heavy. A band of 7 musicians including 4 guitars, flute, keyboards and drums. Hilights of the night were Midlake’s Roscoe also John Grant’s great voice and Midlake with Jason Lytle for the Grandaddy encore.
Support acts – John Grant (of the Czars) and Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy). Both support acts experimenting with low-fi beatboxes and vintage synthesizers.