Scenes From Friday Night's Sold-Out Tune-Yards Show at the Granada Theater.
Merrill Garbus is the real thing.
She proved that much during her band the Tune-Yards' sold-out performance on Friday night at the Granada Theater, in which she pulled out favorites from both the band's w h o k i l l and new nikki nack LPs. Garbus has a unique ability to grab rhythms from seemingly unusual sources and make them work as eclectic dance floor fillers.
And that's especially true of her most recent album, which was written last year in Haiti. Keeping true to her love of electronic music — yet resentment of the overt-cleanliness of the genre — Garbus came out with a chaotic yet playful sophomore LP that has a further sense of freedom from the rigidness of computer-based production. And this weekend, after an opening set from Sylan Esso, Garbus celebrated that new work selflessly on the Granada stage.
If you happened to miss it, that's OK. Our own Karlo X. Ramos was on hand to catch some of the night's visual splendor.