REWIND! Gemini Club at North Coast Music Fest 2010
[REWIND! is a weekly feature where Hugh Voltage and Ray De Ation dig through the archives of previous concert coverage. The original words and photos are published as is… with modern commentary about what they think now.]
Ray: Gemini Club is one of those bands that no matter how many times you see them, you never get bored, you run into friends and it’s always a party. This was the first time I shot them, and I managed to sneak my way onto the stage, and the shot of Tom singing directly into the camera is one of my favorite shots. A great band, that is still doing great things.
Hugh: I’ve seen Gemini Club live more times than I count, but this show is still one of my favorites. The whole “I knew them before…” argument is played out, but Gemini Club is one of the first big bands I think about every time that argument comes up.
Original review follows: Gemini Club at North Cost Music Fest 2010
Tom Gavin emerged from the smoke rapidly filling the area that used to be the Red Bull Local Stage wearing a blazer and tie and strode immediately onto the speaker stacks in true superstar fashion. As the synth crescendoed from nothing more than organic noise into their hit “Mirrors”, the members of Gemini Club became choreographers to the final dance party at North Coast.
The transitions between their own “Ghost” and “Oysy” and a remix of Hey Champ’s “Cold Dust Girl” were seamless. As the audience began to fill the speaker stacks and parts of the stage, the fact that the Gemini Club set – and North Coast as a whole – was drawing to a close was the last thing on their minds. Everyone was too busy dancing.