CROSS-LINX FESTIVAL (Eindhoven Frits Philips, 18/02/11)
27 Euros for The National, Owen Pallett, Efterklang and Peter Broderick, performing full sets in amazing venues? I think yes.The National put on a typically accomplished performance, and Owen Pallett was fantastic after a shaky start (the new arrangements of "Arctic Circle" and "This Lamb Sells Condos" sounded amazing.) But without a doubt, the night belonged to Efterklang- the closing rendition of "Modern Drift", re-arranged for jazz orchestra with 17 musicians snaking through the audience was one of the most joyous gig moments I've experienced in a long, long time. Good work, Netherlands!