The Astoria seems to be my second home this week, weird as i hadn't been to this venue for nearly two years. Anyway I'll keep this short as yet again i have no photos to share as i didn't take my camera and the one on my phone although 5 megapixels is mega rubbish at low light photography.
First on stage was LFO who was already playing when we finally got in due to the vigorous anal probing the security guards were giving everyone. We couldn't really see him as he was sitting at a desk, i believe he was mixing music on his laptop. Some good thumping tunes ensued for the next 30 mins and the crowd were loving it, he finished his set leaving the crowd suitable warmed up.
After a 20 min interval Squarepusher took to the stage, as I've never seen him live i was interested to see what he would actually do once on stage. He sets his sampled electronica music going via his laptop and the provides the bass by playing a bass guitar which he does very well and on some tracks a drummer comes on to provide additional percussion. The set was okay but i was a little disappointed that he didn't do any of his less rhythmic/disjointed tracks that you have no hope in hell of dancing to as these are my personal favourites. But still it was a enjoyable gig my only real complaint would be that i had to stand with my eyes shut for the first 10 minutes as the light show was so bright it real did feel like my retainers were burning.