Robin Guthrie and Brendan Perry Marc Gentry
Overall the show was really good. I'm glad I had an opportunity to go.Robin Guthrie was great! As you can imagine, his stuff was super mellow and not very loud for the most part but great ambient guitar soundscapes. We arrived about 15 minutes after he went on but he played till almost 10:30. He had a drummer and bass player for most of his set and did some stuff by himself with maybe a keyboard sound loop running through a laptop. He was selling like 15 different solo records. Actually the French lady selling his stuff ask me not to refer to them as "solo", so I'll re-state it as "non-Cocteau Twins" albums. I picked up his newest one, Emeralds, that came out 2 weeks ago.
Brendan Perry was good too but a little too traditional. He pretty much played the DCD songs that he sings and some of his solo stuff. I felt like there was something a little flat with his set. He needed Lisa Gerrard and more percussion and organic instruments. His set sounded good but it was too synthesized for my taste. The drums, dulcimer, flute and other things were missing. It was like 1/3 of a DCD show. His voice however, is still amazing and really strong for someone his age. For me, the highlight of his set was when Robin joined him and they covered Tim Buckley's "Song of the Siren" which is also a song that the Cocteau Twins covered for on the first This Mortal Coil CD.