I went to see Beck perform ‘Song Reader’ last night at the Disney Concert Hall. Amazing venue, first time for us.
There was a plethora of stars on stage, Jack Black, John Reilly, Anne Hathaway, Jarvis Cocker, to name a few, each to perform one of Beck’s songs, along with the 61 piece Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Beck’s Dad, David campbell.
Jarvis Cocker gave one of the evening’s best performance, he was really into the song.
Moses Sumney, whom I’ver never heard about before, was brilliant. He sampled and looped his vocals live, it was just great. Shame he hasn’t released any music yet.
I really enjoyed Childish Gambino too, his song was a big step away from the rap he’s known for. He sang this beautiful song in soft spoken voice.
Jack Black was really funny, he stripped down to nothing but a very large tee shirt and socks at the beginning of the concert, and came back later on stage to perform ‘We All Wear Cloaks’.
Merry clayton had also and amazing voice.
Really enjoyable concert overall, not the usual Beck’s concert.
I almost forgot, there was also a great piece of animation on screen at some point, about the history of music, by Christian Robinson, really cute. Kids talking about music.