The Dodos, Ruby Suns stake claim at the Turf Club
Such obscurements were appropriate for a band that writes lush melodies and insists on exploding them at every opportunity, inserting frequent interludes and near non sequiturs before any song gains too much momentum. The result is a patchwork of indie and international flavors, and last night the Ruby Suns placed the emphasis firmly on the latter. "Oh Mojave," their most recognizable song, was transformed into a salsa, riffing around a party groove and singalong Os Mutantes choruses as the band members passed around their instruments.
After a jubilant version of "Tane Mahuta," the Ruby Suns rounded off their set with "Kenya Dig It?," its swaggering Madchester bassline, processed keyboards, and looped atmospherics warped into a Caribbean celebration.