Bjork Live Gig Review at Hollywood Palladium

Bjork Live Gig Review at Hollywood Palladium

by jessicajolly / Jun 09, 2013 / 0 comments
Saturday, 8 June 2013

The Palladium is a small, intimate venue as-is. But the Queen of Experimental Pop decided to build a stage in the center of the GA standing area. So it was basically like watching one of the most powerful singers alive do a show in your living room. I'm still spellbound.

This is the first time I'd seen her live. I've always loved the timbre of her voice and her expressiveness, but I didn't realize how huge a sound so effortlessly emanates from that tiny little woman. It's breathtaking to watch. In the era of enhanced backing vocals, which her synth genre is most guilty of, she uses no help. I know cause I was right up in her grill and could hear the stage noise. It was all Bjork.

There were just 3 musicians: a harpist, a dude with weird percussion instruments, and a mix guy. Then there was the women's choir who would best be described as "Children of the Icelandic Corn." 20 blonde badasses who created an array sounds with their voices. In fact, some songs had no instrumentation, just Bjork and the girls. So at times this was basically the worlds coolest acapella show.

Even if you aren't that familiar with or that in love with her music, anyone who loves theater, art, vocal performances, or awesomeness should check out this tour.

Rating out of 11: