Thursday 6 September 2007

Beastie Boys

New York's finest, Beastie Boys, rocked the Brixton Academy last night with the middle of their three London gigs. Mix Master Mike opened the show with a mesmerising display of scratching before the three MCs bounded on stage.

Mike D was on top form belting out classics such as Body Movin' and No Sleep Till Brooklyn, before they settled into a number of instrumental tracks from their new album. MCA brought out the upright bass and Ad-Rock switched between keyboards and guitar. Very funky stuff. They are playing an all-instrumental gig at the Roundhouse in Camden tonight.
Mix Master started off the encore also, which included Intergalactic and Sabotage, finishing off an excellent 90 minute set.
I have never been a massive fan, but they are definitely one of those must see acts and venues like the Academy are tailor made for them.


Hot Sauce said...

If you can remember anymore details about the show, please post a comment at my Beastie Boys blog, Mic to Mic. Thanks!

Btw, Adam Yauch plays an upright bass, not a cello.

Yednnek said...

Thanks for the correction. Glad I mentioned I wasn't a die-hard fan!