People are nuts about black midi, and that’s encouraging to folks who like to see loud, complex rock music get some shine. Lisa Hagen Glynn
Witnessing black midi send the sold-out Neptune Theatre crowd into states of ecstasy and agony over 70 minutes on a Monday night, I thought of a famous quote by King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford: “King Crimson were the only band in the world who could play in 17/8 time and stay at 5-star hotels.” In other words, the commercial success London’s black midi have achieved just two studio albums into their career is startling.
The London quintet make anything but easily palatable rock for
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