Last night was an excellent show, it felt like a mini-USC held at Neumos. I had an even better time than I was expecting.
Got there pretty early so I caught both opening acts and was very surprised by how good they were. Dirty and Grym (no website? nothing?) opened and played to a few of us and were quite impressive. Their set lasted about an hour and a half and by the end of it the room was filling up and there were a bunch of people dancing and getting into it.
They did their job well to prime the pump for Pitch Black, who did an excellent set. It was impossible not to dance to it, except for the people standing next to us who appear to have had troubles figuring out the techno beat (hint: it is "oontz oontz oontz oontz oontz oontz oontz") and so just stood there for the most part. I got home and immediately bought a Pitch Black album on emusic.
Amon Tobin was great. His recorded stuff is very subtle and weaves together samples in an intricate way that I love. His live performance is not that, but it was fun and I had a great time. I admit to being a little disappointed by the difference in the live versions but at the same time I realize that it probably isn't possible to do the kind of stuff he does live without having it be more like "push this button to start song 1, push this button to start song 2".
One of the best shows I've seen so far this year, my feet were cursing my existence by the end but it was totally worth it.