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Monday, May 2, 2011

Show Review: LiLa

LiLa at Casbah
Casbah, Durham
April, 28 2011


When light hits LiLa just right the reflection illuminates an alter image of the Durham underground rock scene not often seen by the naked eyes of its faithful. The film negatives of these compressed light show flashes reveal hands hung in the air, bodies shaking, and wide eyed faces laughing wildly as they dance...images not so apparent in the color positive of the same floor a day after...a day before. Their sound is serious about fun. It's hip hop, and rock, and jazz, and all of it more energized than those parts standing alone. It begs questions; is it OK to be so excited that you can't stop a smile from taking control of your face when playing hip hop on stage? Is it OK to dance like no one is watching when you are at a rock show? Answers came in the form of motion, exhilaration, and brilliance. Lila front man Eli McDuffie has elapsed from being charismatic to being a drug. Going to need more soon, going to need more soon. --Carrboro Ninja


LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
Big Hell front man Tommy Rau is handed the mic by Eli as LiLa covers a Big Hell song mid set.

LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
LiLa at Casbah
faces left to right; Stacy Thomas, Kala Wolfe, Stephanie Mosley.
LiLa at Casbah
Kala 1
LiLa at Casbah

Kala 2
LiLa at Casbah

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