by clint gilders - clubkingsnake staff
David Monks of Tokyo Police Club
photo by Clint Gilders - staff photographer
I'm was walking on air as I headed back to the hotel. If you've been here you know that after 7 days at SXSW to feel like your'e walking on anything but broken glass is a blessing.
For reasons I'm not privy to guitarist Josh Hook couldn't make the performance at the YR Radio broadcast stage today, so David stepped up and did an impromptu acoustic set. I loved it. "Nature of the Experiment" was obviously very different but held up. After his third song the crowd response was so strong that he was asked to play another. Monks said something like "I'll play whatever you want" to which someone loudly replied "Elephant Show!". So we got our encore featuring the title track form their soon to be released debut full length.
Just a cool experience.