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Music Go Music, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Music Go Music, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

The Californian pop band takes too long to show what they're made of

Torg, Gala Bell and Kamer Maza of Music Go Music share a jokeSecretly Canadian Records

The Hoxton area of Shoreditch is a strange place for gigs by bands with general appeal. Specialist acts bring specialist crowds who know what they're going to get, but any like Music Go Music – whose records show a huge pop sensibility – will attract a fair few curious local scenesters, which sadly in Shoreditch means a load of drunk posh twits and Peaches Geldof clones falling over themselves to photograph one another every three seconds and show how fabulously bored they are with everything. These were out in force last night and it didn't, frankly, set up a celebratory atmosphere for the Californian band's show.

The Hoxton area of Shoreditch is a strange place for gigs by bands with general appeal. Specialist acts bring specialist crowds who know what they're going to get, but any like Music Go Music – whose records show a huge pop sensibility – will attract a fair few curious local scenesters, which sadly in Shoreditch means a load of drunk posh twits and Peaches Geldof clones falling over themselves to photograph one another every three seconds and show how fabulously bored they are with everything. These were out in force last night and it didn't, frankly, set up a celebratory atmosphere for the Californian band's show.

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Agreed re: twats; I ended up pulling a girl's hair in frustration at her extreme rudeness and barging. I loved Music Go Music's performance, and the sound was more bearable towards the back of the room, away from the brilliantly-played but far too loud bass. I can't wait to see them on festival stages. They will slay.

'Light of Love' is a fantastic pop song but this review is so full of cliches it's painful. 'Shoreditch trendies' indeed.

Please expand on these clichés, Marv. How else, for example would you recommend describing trendy people who hang around Shoreditch if not "Shoreditch trendies"?

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