Dublin Gig Review
On their return to TriPod, they electrified the sell-out crowd, which included none other than Sean Penn.
Beirut have built a head of steam in the past few years, evolving from a solo venture by New Mexican Zach Condon into a full-blown band project incorporating Balkan folk and indie rock, straddling world music and alt-rock audiences.
Condon and his seven-piece band are a euphoric delight. It takes them a short while to find their stride, but when they do, they’re unstoppable.
The jewel in their crown is the sublime ‘Postcards from Italy’. Its fusion of brass and ukulele is stunning, topped off with Condon’s trembling vocals. When the horns kick in half-way in, the entire crowd, including Mr Penn, are visibly thrilled.
Posted on August 30, 2010 @ 3:31 PM. Leave a comment?