French Horn Rebellion & Carousel at Neck of the Woods

Date: December 14, 2013
City: San Francisco, CA
Venue: Neck of the Woods
Artist: French Horn Rebellion
Opening Act(s): Carousel

French Horn Rebellion

French Horn Rebellion is an electro-rock duo consisting of brothers, Robert and David Perlick-Molinari. Robert was once the first chair French horn player in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. David has produced and engineered music for other artists. Now they are creating their own fun and dancey music.

French Horn Rebellion

Robert mixed in the French horn into most of the songs they performed. I was close enough to see that his French horn was pretty banged up and looked like it had been living the rock and roll lifestyle. He definitely didn’t treat it the same way an orchestra member would treat their instrument. He would toss it onto the ground until the next time he needed to pick it up.

I really enjoyed “Caaalifornia” and the cover of Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”. It was a fun night of live music.

Carousel

Carousel opened the show. They are an electro-pop duo consisting of Jackson Phillips and Kevin Friedman. Jackson sings so softly it’s like he is whispering. They did a cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”. Their original stuff was catchy, but they didn’t seem very into their performance.

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