French Multi-instrumentalist/composer Yann Tiersen has two distinct musical personalities. The First, is as the minimalist, accordion-heavy composer of the Amelie score. Fans of his franco retro-pop are usually shocked to find that Tiersen has largely abandoned the sound that made him famous in favor or an electric guitar heavy, post-rock assault that's more in line with his teenage love for joy division than his accidental brushes with Jacques Brel.
But while the Rhythm Foundation may be shocked on show day to learn that they haven't booked a "roots" act as per their usual fare, the kids at Grand Central will happily eat up Tiersen's My Bloody Valentine-inflected "La Terrasse" from his 2005 lp "Les Retrovailles" and new material from last fall's "Dust Lane" album, which he previewed at the uber-trendy Coachella Festival last year.
In order to encourage the rhythm foundation to "accidentally" book more avant garde acts that usually miss South Florida, I'd recommend a strong showing on hump day. Who knows? If this gig works out, perhaps Tom Waits might finally grace us with his presence.