Midlake at The Junction 12.11.10

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, Bj√∂rk, 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.