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Ladytron, Datarock, Modwheelmood at the Henry Fonda Theater May 29, 2008

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Ladytron evokes a cold, ethereal and graceful mood, so how is that I wanted to start a mosh pit all night?

It started with Datarock's set. Seeing the energy they provided on stage and the kids on the floor just bouncing up and down, I just had the urge to push the guy in front of me. You know, for old-time's sake? But then I realized that I'm pushing 30, overworked, fat and absolutely dead tired and it's just unseemly to do that. I'd be like that aging hasher who pisses his pants and regales you with endless stories about how he banged some chick while telling her he was a roadie for Black Sabbath.

Regardless of my primal urges, Datarock was fun. I've never heard them despite other people's complete hardon's about them. They reminded me of a cross between Devo and Placebo, just with matching red sweatsuits and thick Norwegian accents. I think they guy in front of me came when they played "Fa-Fa-Fa". In spite of my stony cynicism, I dug their set and the adolescent nostalgia.

But I wasn't there to see Datarock. J'adore Ladytron!