Peter, Bjorn and John have always been able to display a unique spectrum of sensations that can elevate you from mellow to euphoric in a few chords, and that skill was on full display last Saturday during their show at Rock and Roll Hotel.
Oh, how I do love surprises.
For the second time in a week, band has completely defied my expectations and in the process, turned me into a total fan. You would think that a night with Peter Bjorn and John would be a synth heavy exploration of the hits, but oh boy would you be wrong. Replacing keyboards and drum machines with the classic setup of drums, bass and guitar, the gentlemen from Sweden took the stage Saturday and delivered nothing short of a full on balls to the wall rock show…with a pop edge.
Pop music is a strange thing. None of us will ever really admit to liking it...or at least most of you reading this won t admit to it...yet it is ingrained in our DNA. When we were young we weren't drawn to the dueling guitars in Television, or the prog rock freakouts of a Yes/King Crimson/Frank Zappa. We were listening to, and holy moly do I hate to say this, the Justin Biebers, the Shaun Cassidys...the HANNA F@#@ING MONTANAS of our time!
You did it.
I did it.
We ALL did it.