Jaidee Valentine/ Shaw Promotions The Ravonettes
Better than: One of your livelier dinner parties.
"I hope we gave you guys a good start to the night. Thank you for coming. Now go out and have some fun," said Sharin Foo, the female half of the dark, Danish pop-rock duo The Raveonettes, after closing out a sleepy set at Webster Hall on Friday night. It was an odd statement, suitable for a concert that, while perfectly enjoyable, ended up feeling like a warm-up act for the main event of a weekend in New York City.
This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but it was surprising. The Raveonettes are a terrific band, and after six albums and a decade of touring, one would expect they conceive of themselves as a headliner, as the reason to leave one's home on a Friday night, as the experiential zenith of the weekend. Not as some kind of ultra-cool, ultra-light appetizer.More »