Friday, March 04, 2005

The Section Quartet Live at Largo

It was another night of rock ‘n strings as the Section Quartet rocked Largo. Up first was Sierra Swan who not only has a voice, but a lot of chutzpah too. Her opening number was a very personal song that had as one of its central themes the loss of virginity. Did I mention she has a voice? It is powerful, throaty and capable of expressing some strong emotions. Sierra also sang a song from her upcoming CD with the Section Quartet (they play on her new CD).

And then it was time for hour of “Name that Tune” as the Section Quartet ran through some of their standard choices along with some new selections. There were several highlights for the evening: a couple of David Bowie classics, another great Led Zeppelin cover, 2 really good songs from The Muse and an amazing arrangement of
Berlin’s “The Metro”. What these guys do best is find songs that lend themselves to a string quartet and then they create these amazing arrangements. They are playing on campus at USC next week and then 2 nights at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Check them out if you can.

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