Live Blog: Khruangbin at Turf Club
8:48 – judging by the crowd already, this is in fact going to be a full venue tonight
8:54 – seems like some parent/kid groups tonight. Adorbs.
9:00 – opening duo Mattson 2 kicking off with jazzy/lounge vamp
9:03 – we’ve got a drum solo.
9:04 – good news it wasn’t a long one
9:07- ho boy this is some solid jamming. Thick, funky takes on multiple genres.
9:10 – now some more heady jams. Easy to see why they were picked go open. Same expansive funk vibes
9:11 – forgot to mention… we’ve got a double neck guitar/bass situation.
9:13 – cool looped patern over funky drums. When they get into songs they sound too much like unknown mortal orchestra. But otherwise really cool stuff.
9:15 – song named after Sun Ra guitar player. Ok by me.
9:19 – this is outstanding.
9:24 – song they wrote with Toro Y Moi sounds like a great lost Steely Dan jam.
9:33 – now pysch-soul covers from Japan. This is quite the set.
9:41 – consider me sold. Gonna be checking them out more soon.
9:48 – nothing worse than a line for the bathroom
9:53 – sold out shows should outlaw any drink orders other than shots and beer. Your fancy mixed drink is causing a line.
10:08 – the band being late for their 10pm set time ia being made worse by cheesy-era Rod Stewart remixes
10:13 – Khruangbin starting with that thick, slinky funk. Crowd eating it up
10:15 – strong Warhol-cool vibe..feels elaborate even at Turf.
10:17- greazy funk. So cool.
10:25 – running through much of their (outstanding) new LP. So good.
10:27 – matching black outfits and fenders (strat and p bass). Looks as good as it sounds.
10:31- diving into older material. Just hypnotic.
10:45 – just locked in. Feels like the last time they will be playing a room this size. Not sure what it is, but they have it.
10:59 – now hip hop covers: Dre, Ice Cube, ODB. Crowd eating it up.
11:10 – a real, honest-to-god encore. What a world. People actually chanting “One More Song!”
11:17 – just asked if St. Paul was still with them. St. Paul said yes.
11:22 – just had us say hi to our neighbor, which is hard for Minnesotans.
11:24 – more funk
11:30 – finding that space of guitar noodling that isn’t obnoxios. Then folding right back into the pocket. Good stuff.
11:34 – that’s a wrap. Great show.