Live Crab, Live Yoshida
Had great fun tonight at Yoshi's with Bryce Digdug. We had live crab that fortunately stayed on the plate and did not stoll around, and then we saw the Yoshida Brothers' show. Very appropriately Japanese, they started at precisely 10 p.m., opening with Radiohead's "The National Anthem" from their new album Prism. (As they said about the disc, "Go check it out." I don't think they meant to check it out from the library.) It has some great songs, and they are fortunately shifting away from heavy electronic accompaniment to more purely acoustic sounds.
Dressed in traditional matching robes and clogs, they put on a hell of a show. They also had a hip, resourceful percussionist who was dressed in very contemporary garb. They may be bros but have very different hairstyles Ken'ichi has really great spikey tsunami waves on his head, and little brother Ryōichirōhas a