Last night Karen took me to see The Cat Empire at the Tivoli Theatre. It was a graduation present (gosh I’m lucky, although I’m still waiting for somebody in ITEE to give me the go-ahead to print the bound copies of my thesis). Anyway, the concert was totally awesome. I was blown away by the performance. You often hear a recording of a live concert that doesn’t sound much like the studio recordings. The Cat Empire live sounded just like the Cat Empire on CD, only they extended each number with fantastic improvisations. I am definitely even more of a Cat Empire fan now than I was before.
The warm up act was performed by King Curly, who were not too bad. They played a style of music which might be described as "lounge rock": rock mixed with laid back jazz.