Posted in music | pictures on October 8, 2007

photos & review by Bao Nguyen

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from a Mark Ronson live performance since he works mainly as a producer and DJ. In addition, all his songs on both albums rely on help from his very notable friends. At Friday's Webster Hall performance (Oct 5, 2007), there was no Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, or Robbie Williams, but the mostly female crowd was treated to appearances by Santogold, Daniel Merriweather, Wale, Talia, and Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald.

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Greenwald joined Ronson for two songs - their version of Radiohead's "Just", and the very familiar theme song from a certain television show. Ronson spent much of the night playing keyboards and guitar. He spoke of how humbling it was to play the club that he used to sneak into when he was 16. I was pleasantly surprised at how exceptionally tight Ronson and his band were - I don't think they've played many live shows before. The staple of New York nightlife showed that he cannot only command an audience to move from behind the DJ booth, but from onstage as well.

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Mark Ronson @ Webster Hall

Set list: Inversion / God Put A Smile On Your Face / Toxic / Apache / Good Girls / Ooh Wee / Amy / Chainsaw / Pretty Green / Just / California ENCORE: Valerie

M Ronson & Daniel Merriweather ("Stop Me")

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Comments (6)

Easily the best show I've been to all year. To be fair, this is the usual band he's been around with (see the NY Times review of the show in July)...

Posted by andi | October 8, 2007 2:53 AM

yo this show was awesome everyone was dancing. me and my mate were dancing with these three young girls. we made a game out of who could sniff their hair and necks without getting caught. i scored 132 points, me mate got 124. I won. When the show was over we invited those girls out for a drink. Everyone was really sweaty. Did you think the one with black hair looked like my ex? i did. but a skinnier, cooler version. I leaned in close to her as soon as we got inside and my mom got scared she said you're moving with you auntie and uncle to bel air. i whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said fresh and there was dice in the mirror, if anything i thought that this cab was rare but i thought man forget it, you homles to bel air.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2007 10:05 AM

Went to the show on a whim... The band was prety amazing, except Alex Greenwald ruined the show for me. That California song is so f'ing stupid. Worse part was he sang again(!urgh!) at the after party. That's when we "had to go".... What is it about Mark Ronson that attract so much of the VH1/OC demographic?....

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2007 11:01 AM

good show, but i wish i had gone to the diplo afterparty

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2007 11:11 AM

garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2007 11:50 AM

good show, but i wish i had gone to the diplo afterparty

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