Infected Mushroom - Club Cinema, Pompano Beach - February 2

Categories: Concert Review

They have a real sense of musicality, which took us on a solid journey with highs and lows, peaks and valleys. There were slow, reflective moments, hopeful upward movements, and nasty, hard drops. Visually, we tripped through forests, oceans, underground caverns, outer space, the inner workings of the mind, and plain abstract colors and patterns. All of this 3-D mapped with incredible realness and precision. 
Alex Markow
They played a lot of material from their latest album Army of Mushrooms, including "Nevermind,""U R So Fucked," and their cover of the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender." But they kept old fans happy, working through familiar hits like "Cities of the Future" and "Becoming Insane," though the set was heavier on the new side. Some older fans in attendance noted the change in style, but were simply too awestruck to mind.

By 1:44 a.m., they took their leave, but returned in a few minutes for a special encore, the most impressive visuals of the night. Honestly, it was nothing short of a mushroom trip. The same freaky patterns and colors, mixed with the kind of shit you see when your television screen is broken. It was definitely in the top three of most incredible visuals we've ever witnessed. 

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Alex Markow

And then it was really over. We knew because the local MC got back on stage, talking about this and that. Suddenly, we were back from our trip, and remembered we were in Club Cinema, with the floors as trashed as the faces of people around us. We high-tailed it out of there, but for the hour and a half, Infected Mushroom controlled our lives, it was nothing short of amazing.

Critic's Notebook

Personal Bias:
I can only imagine what it would have been like to witness that on drugs. I'm surprised people could even walk after that.

The Crowd: Infected Mushroom fans of all ages. We talked to some people who were 40, and some people who couldn't have been much older than 16.

Fun Fact: The same company that produced Amon Tobin's incredible ISAM tour, V Squared Labs, is the same masterminds behind Infected Mushrooms amazing Fungusamongus set-up.

Location Info


Club Cinema

3251 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL

Category: Music

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