Fujiya & Miyagi | Music Hall of Wiliamsburg | 9.28.2007

Fm01This was my third time seeing Fujiya & Miyagi this year and they were good as always, had most of the crowd dancing throughout their set — still no easy task at a rock club.

The set felt almost exactly the same as F&M’s seaport gig earlier this summer, kicking off with "Ankle Injuries" and hitting some of their more Krautrock-y material before getting to the funky stuff — "Transparent Things," "Colorbone" and "Uh."

I would’ve liked to have heard a new song, but I didn’t really mind as I really enjoy watching guitarist David Best and bassist Matt Hainsby play their instruments. Hainsby is so good at laying it down, his playing is impossibly groovy. He knows his funk. And Best has a distinctive style, very minimal, somewhere between Prince and Andy Gill, where every note counts. Now if they’d just get a drummer… which I’m told they’re in the process of doing so and will debut as a four-piece next year. New album or no, that would alone warrant seeing them again.

Buy Fujiya & Miyagi’s Transparent Things