ATP AP Day 2: BEAK> Was Bleak At The Convention Hall

Photo by Chris Rotolo (Geoff Barrow w/ BEAK> @ ATP AP)

I thought musicians took joy in performing.  I thought they were at least supposed to fight back a grin while basking in the glorious waves of applause bestowed upon them by adoring patrons.  I thought artistic expression was spiritual cleansing and comfort and therapeutic…but staring at the tri-headed doom and gloom bomb that is the Geoff Barrow-led (Portishead, Anika) Trip-Hoppin’ three-piece BEAK>, one would never realize it.

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Barrow’s first of four performances of the weekend was like attending a show in the Wristcutters: A Love Story universe, an alternate world that’s resembles your everyday existence, only it’s slightly more depressing, and nobody is allowed to express happiness…that being said, did I mention the tunes were enjoyable?

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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