I know Interpol were here last friday as well, but I have heard nothing else since last Friday - all right, I lie, I've listened to a couple of Okkervil River's songs. Really. When it comes to music, the week was entirely devoted to Interpol. I liked them already, but it took me the gig to understand just how much. Straight to the top - they are really, really good. The gig was great, of course, would have been way better in a place with better accoustics, and maybe with a more skilled sound crew, but the sound issues didn't last much. They had this very simple stage, just the instruments and some metallic-like collumns in the back, five of them, with coloured light pouring through. Nothing else - no spinning three-hundred-and-sixty-oh-my-fucking-god-degrees, not much. Just the lights and them: it was all that it took to prove that a good live band is not necessarily the band with better gizmos and stage-pyrotechnics (I still like Muse though). Anyway. They were truly remarkable. From their opening song, Success, to their last one, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, and including the rest of the awesomeness: among others, Narc, C'mere, Obstacle 2, Barricade, Lights (this one was outstanding), Lenght of Love, PDA, and the always outstanding Slow Hands. Some were missing (Evil, Obstacle 2), but that is always inevitable unless you're watching the first concert of a band presenting their first album (and even so...). So far, November is the best month of this wretched year - and it has a soundtrack by Interpol.