Photo: Peter L. Nielsen, www.venstrehaandsarbejde.com
After an opening act of dimensions in the form of Robudo, the boys from Dance With Dirt were in charge for the opening of the Bonzai scene. In many ways, a great location for the rock band hailing from Northern Jutland, and the little yard was also almost filled to capacity when they kickstarted their show. With a visual expression that most resembles a collage, it appeared to be a messy affair, but it turned out the best looking of them all had a rock monster living under his skin. With both a cigaret in the corner of his mouth and swinging hair they turned up for the rock ‘n’ roll music, so every single teenage suddenly found themselves with air under their feet.
It is clear why the boys won KarriereKanonen last year as they certainly possess a lot of talent under the skin of the four boys. Most surprising is Magnus’ vocals that repeatedly hit the mark – not only sung in a great way, but you also believe in every single word he sings!
Halfway into the set came three singers on stage, and here the visual expression was completely messed up. With each their own clothing style, each in strong colors. No hard feelings – they could sing, but the visual expression remained a mess. However, the boys had been including an acoustic version of the song “Amputations” into the set, which turned out to fit the audience extremely well.
Unfortunately, it felt like the many fans in the back of the yard never got fired up, although the front was a party for a bunch of bouncy teenage boys and girls. The Boys on stage, nevertheless, served a beautiful show with world-class vocals despite of the early audience and the visual clutter. All in all a concert at 4 of 5 stars from Sound Of Aarhus.