Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
March 10, 2011
Washington D.C., U.S. @ 930 Club
Review By: Limin Li
For those who have been living under an 80â€™s synth-pop/new wave rock, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or OMD for short has been a band with chart topping hits all through the 80â€™s and early 90â€™s For me personally, it was an eargasm in the making. Everything I have been listening to and DJing all has some sort of melodic sounds, which is very similar to all of the OMDâ€™s hits. There was no way that I was not going to this show.
Keep in mind, this was my first time stepping into 9:30 Club. I went in, located my friend and grabbed a drink. As I was crowd scanning, I noticed a lot of the fans were more mature than me and very diverse. It make sense because the fact that this is an 80â€™s group.
First, the warm up band, Oh Land, came on. Oh Land is a New York City based band that plays a similar genre of music as compare to OMD. To my personal beliefs, they sounded more towards inde-electronica versus new wave. Lead singer, Nanna Ã˜land Fabricius came to the mic and said, â€œHey everyone, we are Oh Land, and we are here to support OMD!â€ As the crowd getting bigger and bigger, Nanna introduce a song called â€œWhite Nightâ€. Nanna said, this next song is for those times when you canâ€™t go to sleep in the nighttime. Nanna wipe out her instrumental stick and beating to a synthesizer machine and crowd went wild. (more…)