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What's so good?
By Jason Grishkoff | Aug 29, 2013 | Total plays: 9,637

I've been in London for close to a month now, but up until this week I hadn't actually attended any shows. A couple days back I saw Rone, and last night I had the opportunity to see Indie Shuffle favorites Chrome Sparks. So all in all, I feel like I'm making up for lost time.

While I had the chance to see the band playing at SXSW earlier this year, the foreign setting made the event all the more exciting. And not just for me -- turns out this was actually the first performance these guys have ever done outside of the United States. So in a sense, I was part of a momentous event in Chrome Sparks' history!

The venue, Birthdays, is setup in a basement under a bar sharing the same name. It's a relatively small space, which meant that the enthusiastic crowd that had gathered were able to enjoy a relatively intimate experience. In fact, Chrome Sparks front-man Jeremy Malvin took it so far as to address the crowd without a microphone on more than one occasion. And for the most part, it actually worked.

The show itself was great fun, opening with "Marijuana" and segueing into a few other favorites. We were also given the opportunity to hear a new track -- jokingly and temporarily titled "Birthdays" -- an electronic instrumental perfectly suited for some hip-hop support (Danny Brown?). Overall, two thumbs up.

You'll be able to find details for the rest of his European tour here, as well as his American tour here.
Jason Grishkoff
Former Googler, currently working full-time on indie Shuffle and a .gif creation website called Giflike. I spend my days chasing summer -- I'll be in ... learn more →
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