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A couple of my friends from the Boston University British Programme and I had been talking about spending a night out at a gig in a pub in London to help support the local British music scene since we arrived here, but we had not quite found a band that we were interested in seeing that is, until last night.
After searching online for pubs featuring live music, we stumbled across an event called “Panda Power” at a small, hole-in-the-wall venue called The Social (by Oxford Circus). “Panda Power” showcased a collection of five different bands and a DJ who spun mashups between sets. Unfortunately, we did not get to the venue in time to catch the first two bands, but managed to watch three full sets by LEKIDDO Lord of the Lobsters, GST Cardinals, and Daytona Lights. I bought myself a whiskey-double on the rocks, and sat down to engross myself with the sights and sounds of these three distinctively unique acts.
LEKIDDO Lord of the Lobsters can only be described as an African American version of David Bowie a la Ziggy Stardust except with lobsters. I am not sure that statement actually makes any sense, but if you saw him in person, you would know exactly what I mean. He didn’t break his smile the entire time he performed, and for the remaining time he stayed in the venue, floating around from table to table to collect email addresses and promote his work. His work was predominantly focused on singing about having fun by the beach in the summer weather, while gyrating his hips and arms in a suggestive manner. He wore a black t-shirt with a lobster on it, and also had a golden cape with the same lobster image screen-printed on it. Listen to his music here: (http://www.myspace.com/lekiddo)