Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thursday, June 28
Better than: Getting rejected at the door.
Entering a borough known for its hostility"Brooklyn has a bad rep in the rest of the continent," frontman Brian King explained, then crossed his arms over his guitar as he continued, "You're known for the kind of crowd that stands like this"Japandroids started not slow, exactly, but restrained. After opening with Post-Nothing side one/track one "The Boys are Leaving Town," King addressed the crowd again, admitting that it takes a room one song to warm up. Still, Brooklyn demanded another, and after he and drummer David Prowse finished "Adrenaline Nightshift," he offered something to the effect of "OK, this is the song that really kicks things up a notch." You'll have to excuse my paraphase, because as the chords that begin "Younger Us" rang out, and I ditched the transcription, stuffed my notebook into my pants, and pushed my way to the front of the venue. Sorry.More »