Jizz Jazz Education by Mac DeMarco at Level II The Fondry No. 8 Jakarta

An Artwork by Studiorama

An Artwork by Studiorama

The day has come. The gap-toothed boy from Canada Mac DeMarco with his band will sing his jizz-jazz tune in Jakarta at Level II The Fondry no. 8 before rockin’ Laneway Festival. Been into his latest two records because these two albums were simply entertaining by his genius tunes and also, let’s just say, this boy wrote songs that related to my life then humor. So stocked since the day one when Prasvana announce about the show. Plus, the show were artistically arranged by Studiorama which being a scene for local Artist and Musician.

Mac DeMarco's Gig Venue, The Foundry No. 8.

Mac DeMarco’s Gig Venue, The Foundry No. 8.

So, the show was opened by Jirapah. Brilliant band. It’s the first time for me to experience their performance. Their performance were to great for the venue, the echoes from their instrument fit the hall and feed every single ear there. Pleasing sound production for the opening band is kind a promising to audience that the main performer will serve you a greater feast. I am waiting for Jirapah releases and their live performance is highly recommended. Blend in the energy.

Fascinating Performance by Jirapah

Fascinating Performance by Jirapah

After waiting for quite long time in setting their stage instrument, Mr. Mac open his performance performance with his primal track Salad Days. The audience didn’t have to complain about the awaiting because the whiz-kid bring a fine entertainment all the way from Canada. It does happen, this track number one on Salad Days album is inviting peoples to sing-along automatically. It’s on, brother!

The set goes on. “HONEY, THE STARS KEEP ON CALLING MY NAME/BUT DON’T WORRY, I’VE TOLD YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN”, Mac continue play The Stars Keep On Calling My Name. The sound equipment went wrong at first, the amps went noisy. But they continue playing the set and the sound get better. One by one, your favorite track on the album played one by one, Blue Boy till’ Let Her Go. The crowd also enjoy the show and also laugh about his typical “gay” jokes. No wonder, this man renowned by his peculiar sense of humor.

While preparing the next song, an audience suddenly throw a pack of cig to the stage. He pick it up. Then another pack thrown to the stage. “hey, isn’t there anybody throwing an iPhone 6?” Mr. Pierce (bassist) said. Once again people laugh by their absurdities. Then, Mac says, “Okay then, the next song is called Ode to Djarum Super”. The band start to play their hit jam, Ode to Viceroy.

Pierce McGarry, Mac DeMarco, Joe McMurray and Andy White on Stage

Pierce McGarry, Mac DeMarco, Joe McMurray and Andy White on Stage

The crowd was having a good time for sure. Random cover also played on the set. The band played Steely Dan’s Reelin’ in the Years and also Rammstein’s Du Hast surprisingly. after “DU/DU HAST/DU HAST MICH” shouted repeatedly, Mac do the medley to Freaking Out The Neighborhood and everybody start to follow Mac’s guitar melody with their mouth. “Dududududu…dududu…Sorry, Mama”. Good sound and compatible venue acoustic is making Chamber of Reflection sound so good for me. Everyone start the slow dancing. Good to these love birds. Sigh.

Thanks to ferdian rachmatullah sidiq for sharing the video.

Still Together was the “last” song that played in the show. Quite a sweet ending for closing a show. Everybody in the room sing the song and all the sudden Mac do the crowd-surfing and everybody turn excited but at the same time realize that it was their last song. Automatically, people shout “We want more ! we want more !” because they don’t get enough jazz yet. Then the band showed up again and play another random cover, Enter Sandman is the song. The crowds turn into headbangers. Listening to the lyrics, Mac singing gibberish about his “cock” joke. Once again.

What an entertaing gig. One of the best gig that I’ve been experienced. Class A music, cool concept and good crowd. Those words proven by the expression of the people in the room. Everyone is having a good time.

Dear Mac DeMarco, 16 Songs is not enough. How about extra doses of your jam next time? AA

Mac DeMarco from nerdist.com

Courtesy nerdist.com

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