Hmmm. Maybe we have a thing for Swedish guys in tightly tapered pants and white dress shoes? Don’t tell the wife! Had a great time at JZ last night watching Jens Lekman and Viktor Sjöberg prove to us that a guy, a guitar and a DJ are more than enough to keep us happy on a Wednesday (at first, we were hoping for some kind of horn section, it being a jazz venue and all). Jens and Viktor worked beautifully together and really seemed to be enjoying themselves, in their own shy kind of way. Highlights for us were probably “A Postcard to Nina” (with backstory in English and Mandarin) and “A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill” (we’re suckers for a Warren G reference). Normally we’d post some photos and video clips, but we lost our camera’s memory card and Taobao didn’t deliver the replacement yesterday like they were supposed to. We don’t see any Shanghai videos on YouTube yet or any photos on Flickr yet — so if you have some, send them our way (info at shanghaiist.com). And about the airplane dance, is it wrong that this is how we assume all people dance in Sweden? We highly recommend you head out to Glamour Bar tonight for Jens’ final Shanghai show. And if you still need more convincing, check out these glowing reviews of his latest album.
Photo of Jens Lekman in Singapore (we think) by Ox Lee.