Sunday, March 2, 2008

Neat video series: Black Cab Sessions

The gimmick: Indie rockers do acoustic one-takes in the back seat of a moving London cab; the front-seat camera catches random glimpses of the city. Some of the participants: Spoon, Okkervil River, the Kooks, Cold War Kids, Elvis Perkins. Good performances and surprisingly natural, interesting films.

Somewhat similar to the more fancy-schmancy “Concerts à l’Emporter” at La Blogotheque. (The Dirty Projectors episode last summer is a highlight. They do their version of Black Flag’s “Police Story” — “This fucking city is run by pigs/They take the rights away from all the kids” — in Washington Square Park, inches away from cops on patrol.)

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