13 Oct 2007, 5:03pm
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Kiosk: Sound Check!

After months of hearing about Kiosk’s music and live shows and watching their videos, I’m an audience of one at their sound check, on the day of their Orange County show at the Galaxy Concert Theatre. It’s just before 2 pm now; they’ll be joined by Ardeshir Farah (guitarist of Strunz and Farah fame) and this place will be packed by 8.

This venue is in the middle of an ugly, flat, boring industrial area (welcome to Orange County) and looks like nothing from the outside. But I was told by the guy at the door that it was actually built in the 1950s and the inside looks a bit like a cross between a dungeon and a circus tent. It’s a proper theatre with tiered seating, but booths and tables instead of rows of seats… and the best part is that it smells of old gin and the vinyl on the chairs is cracked. I’m pleasantly reminded of New York.

They’re in full swing now, playing “Afsoos”… the guitars sound really good but I can barely hear the lyrics. Which means this is going to be a proper rock show.

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14 Oct 2007, 6:33am
by sepideh


I have to agree,lyrics were not that clear.Which was disappointing.Blues is not new to US ,especially Rock groups from sixties,seventies..adoupted that style so personally as an enthusiast attendant I was more interested in live performance with enjoying the lyrics first and then blues sound if not I could have gone to any club with B.B.king or Taj Mahal or Eric Clapton performing,may be next time .I wish they will pay more attention to this .I have to admit ,there was not a moment that I could not find it so refreshing something like this can come out of Iran,it felt good.Is really admirable.What a talent,wow.

 

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