Last night DNTEL gave their first- ever live performance. Chop Suey provided an excellent small venue and I managed to speak with James (aka DNTEL) after the show. Life is full of possibilities and people full of surprises; James was awkward and shy. He seemed genuinely flummoxed when I told him that his most recent CD had, in my opinion, cut a new direction in the uncharted territory of electro-rock. (Really? How did you find it? People listen to that stuff?)

Sadly, it seems DNTEL’s night at Chop Suey coincided with Bumbershoot (where vocalist Ben Gibbard’s band is playing): for now, at least, this was DNTEL’s first and last show.