I was catching up on my feeds last Thursday when I came upon a blog about the Beats, Breaks and Culture festival down at the Harbourfront this weekend. What caught my eye was a free concert by Ladytron on Friday night. I have their second latest album, Witching Hour and enjoy it – perhaps not as much as other electronic artists, but they are not bad.
What I realized though, through their almost hour-and-a-half set, was that their music is great in the background, but it’s not as interesting when it’s the star attraction. They played a couple of tracks from their latest album, Velocifero, but those songs were not as catchy as their previous hits. The concert wasn’t as fun as I thought, partly because Ladytron has absolutely no energy and the crowd wasn’t really into it either, but at least it was free!