Friday, May 18, 2012

Yann Tiersen Tonight

Alright, I know a lot of you are reading this and thinking, "Yan Tiersen, I've never heard of him, why should I care?" Well, firstly you're reading a music blog, which means you are inherently adventurous with your musical tastes. For that reason alone you should consider seeing Yann Tiersen at Emo's tonight. Secondly, it's Friday night if you go downtown it's going to be a total clustercuss. The streets will be teaming with testosterone monkeys who wreak of Axe body spray and their orange spray-tanned hangers-on. Parking will be wretched and you'll have to hear over-loud dub-step throbbing out of every doorway. Also, you may not realize it but you probably already know and enjoy Yann Tiersen's music, he scored the film Amelie. This year he released a solo record called Skyline which is filled with beauty and melancholy. The album is largely instrumental with vocals that are more like instruments adding another texture to the soundscape. Obviously, the album sounds very cinematic and the live performance promises to be very moving. The long and short of it is, even if you don't know who Yann Tiersen is, you should go tonight because I think you'll like it. Also, if you act fast you can get tickets 2 for the price of 1 so you and a friend can go splitsies.

Yann Tiersen - Another Shore video via YouTube

The doors for tonight's show open at 9pm and support act Piano Chat should start by 10pm. Expect Yann Tiersen to take to the stage about 11pm.