Now Playing: The Brazilian Girls - Don't Stop
The doors to 9:30 Club opened at 9:00pm and The Brazilian Girls, scheduled for 11pm were closer to 11:30pm before taking the stage. It was a little empty at 9pm and remained so until closer to 11pm; I'd hoped it would fill up b/c I love their music and wanted to see the place packed. So after a beer and a couple G&Ts, which were quite expensive as DCist pointed out (luckily the bartender was pouring strong), I kept thinking they better put on a damn good show for all this standing around and consuming of $6 drinks. The lights started to change a little and the fans upfront kept looking stage right and then, yes, BZ took the stage. All I can say is unbelievable, they delivered a truly kick ass show that kept you enthralled for the entire set. Sabina, I don’t what she was wearing but you couldn't take your eyes off of her (or the outfit); she kept getting drinks and even taking a few from the crowd.
Below is my live note-taking (moblogging was working, sorry, I'm not that hardcore) during the show, so excuse the incompleteness:
Track #1-- was new, not sure what it was
Track #2-- in French w/ a good beat
Track #3—Lazy Lover (and Sabina grabs a tequila from a friend offstage, drinks it, and tosses it over her head and keeps going)
-- The lighting on this song was amazing, white to red
Track #4-- Sabina grabs the video camera and pans across the entire crowd. Featured an amazing trombone solo that would have made my cousin Will (a professional bass trombone player) really proud. The trombonist was playing at crack speed, literally.
Track #5-- slowed down song
Track #6-- not sure, “On China…”
Track #7-- “Homme Me Gusta”
Track #8-- “Don’t Stop”—perhaps the highlight of the night, it got everybody so pumped up, awesome
Track #9-- not sure, had an airy sound
Track #10-- some new song in French, good beat
Track #11- the classic, “P*ssy,” which the trombone player killed and the band played for an extended time
BZ leaves and then…encore…
Track #12-- new song?
Track #13-- Dance Till the Morning Sun, played for a long time and Sabina had the crowd join the m on stage
An amazing show, I can still feel it and my head is still moving from that Friday night, now a full two weeks ago. "Don’t Stop" has become my new walking to work song; there’s no better way to start the day.
I found two Flickr photos (is that all there is D.C.?) or any blog reviews from the show. The best I could find was this review from their last show at 9:30. Feist had photos and even Jon Stewart back in Roch. had photos, but alas, D.C. isn't representing.