On Thursday, we (Gavin, Phoebe, Andy, and I (someone please correct me if my grammar is wrong)) went to see the Jonathan Coulton concert at the Rio in East Van, and it was awesome.
Paul and Storm, a comedic music duo, opened, leading off with their song Opening Band. There were loads of audience interaction, catchy songs, and all-around grooviness.
Here’s a video of the last song they played at the Rio. It was a struggle to actually get through it.
Next up was geek music troubadour, Jonathan Coulton. Video of Skullcrush Mountain, courtesy of Gavin:
And there was a special guest: Molly, AKA http://www.youtube.com/sweetafton23. She mostly played accompaniment for Coulton (Paul and Storm joined for a few songs, too), but she did get to play a handful of songs solo. Her she is, covering Coulton’s most famous song, and arguably the best-known song written specifically for a video game:
So, yeah! Awesome show. There was even a tiny encore, even though city by-laws apparently prohibited live music after 11 PM (boo!). The Rio was small but great, and there were even free cupcakes!