Live Review: La Roux at Cafe Du Nord

Stellar set by La Roux: Aidin Vaziri | Dropping the microphone and stumbling over her words in between songs, La Roux front woman Elly Jackson still navigated through a thrilling 40-minute set that effectively brought back to life the sun-deprived clatter of the primitive keyboard bands that roamed the earth in the years before she was even born, such as Yazoo and the Human League. At times, it was hard to tell which sounded more shrill: Jackson’s voice or the bank of vintage synthesizers. But by the time she closed her set with “Bulletproof,” the towering melody rose above the icy machinations and everyone in the sardine-packed club was singing along as if it were gospel. Read more.

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