The Kills played right after Sons and Daughters at the Domino Records showcase. A lot of people saw them at a day party (Fader Fort), but c’mon, you can’t watch The Kills during the day, that’s like eating breakfast with a vampire. The Kills play best at night (I’m actually not trying to be clever here, VV and Hotel once told me this themselves).
The Kills set-up was very sparse–two guitars and a drum machine. It doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun, but trust me, it was. VV and Hotel somehow make it work–they believe in what they’re selling, and they make you believe it too. Sort of a nerdy observation, but because I was so close to the stage I noticed that Hotel doesn’t play his guitar with a pick, he strums with his fingers. It’s pretty neat watching him play.