Photos - Langhorne Slim - Crofoot June 2008
If Langhorne Slim was a Cage Fighter he'd enter the ring with Rage Against the Machine playing, "That would be intimidating".
I am a firm believer that a live show is the best introduction to a band and Larnghorne Slim and the War Eagles underline that thought. I was fortunate enough to see Langhorne Slim perform at the Crofooot in Pontiac last Friday in the Pike room. In the main stage there was a NAASF fight going on (if you haven't been to one it's basically a cage fight where it's not enough to pin a man you need to keep punching him in the head ???) and I have to admit most of our interview time was spent watching these fights and wondering why would a person do that?
Do a google search for Langhorne Slim and you will quickly realize you are dealing with someone who is poetic, passionate and gives one hell of a performance. The Pike room was packed with longtime fans from Bonnaroo and beyond with most of the crowd singing along and cheering.
The energy from the band and the crowed was great with Langhorne Slim playing three encore songs and me still not wanting it to end. When I asked Langhorne Slim what keeps him going he replied "Someone got mad at me once long ago and said I would always be an opening act. That stays with you".
I suggest you go see them play now at a small venue while you can still shake hands and have your picture taken with the band. Soon, very soon they will be selling out stadiums.
Oh and what does Langhorne Slim think of the music scene in Detroit?
"It's very good".
-- Amy Palomar