Posted in music | pictures on October 3, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

Stereolab

Meghan McCain favorite Stereolab played their first of three shows at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in NYC last night (October 2). Atlas Sound, in the form of Bradford Cox completely solo, was one of two openers. Bradford also returned to the stage later in the night to join Stereolab for one song.The other opener was Van Allen Belt.

Friday the openers are Anti-Pop Consortium and Hospitality, and Saturday has Monade and Le Loup. More pictures and the setlist from Thursday below...

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Sterolab - Oct 2, 2008 - setlist

Percolator
Neon Beanbag
Eye of the Volcano
Mountain
Chemical Chords
Self Portrait with "electric brain"
Ping Pong
Double Rocker
Ecstatic Static
Lo Boob Oscillator
? (New Song)
Silver Sands
John Cage Bubblegum
French Disko
Cybele's Reverie

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Three Women
The Emergency Kisses
Jenny Ondioline

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Comments (23)

Set Time?

Posted by Bob Roberts | October 3, 2008 8:54 PM

Yeah, I'm seeing them tomorrow night (tonight, actually) and was wondering what time Stereolab took the stage.

Posted by Seamus | October 4, 2008 1:41 AM

First night, I think they got on stage at 10:45ish and played for 1.5 hours.

And Bradford did not join Stereolab for any song the first night.

Posted by Eduardo | October 4, 2008 1:55 AM

bradford did join stereolab for one song towards the end. were you there? you couldn't have missed him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 4:28 AM

The first picture of the crowd (after Atlas Sound) -- was that it???

It looks like only 50something people.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 9:40 AM

the pic of the crowd was just before atlas sound. got a lot more crowded after that. officially though i don't think it was sold out.

Posted by ryan | October 4, 2008 10:05 AM

great pics. i hate bradford cox more every second.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 10:20 AM

keep your hate to yourself, asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 10:32 AM

Why hate him? Guy's not hurting anybody, and he's a nice dude.

Posted by Richie | October 4, 2008 12:01 PM

I was there. I heard when Laetitia thanked him for opening, but never saw him joining the band for a song. I'm half blind.

Posted by Eduardo | October 4, 2008 12:10 PM

am I the only one who was dissapointed?
I think the setlist was weird, and the sound mix totally off.
:-(

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 12:21 PM

I have to miss this tour, boo freaking hoo for me. Anyone gonna post a review somewhere? I'd love to read one!

Posted by Jenny Ondioline | October 4, 2008 1:38 PM

They fired Simon, their (excellent) sound guy a few years back. They've never sounded as good since.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 2:31 PM

As sad as it is..They've never been the same since Mary passed away and they've tried to supplement the harmonies with horns. I finally gave up after the last Towne Hall show. Snooze fest.

Posted by nsfw | October 4, 2008 7:05 PM

i agree nsfw

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 11:47 PM

and rip mary hansen

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008 11:50 PM

Mary was not an original member. You giving up on them means that crowd is that much better. Thanks for that!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2008 12:32 PM

while mary was not with the band from the beginning, her addition marked the transformation of the groop into the super-dynamic, mesmerizingly beautiful, best of all times stereolab...we love and miss you mary!!!

Posted by jimmy | October 5, 2008 1:01 PM

Who gives a shit what "Meghan McCain" likes?

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2008 1:07 PM

thanks

Posted by chat | October 5, 2008 3:29 PM

Speak for yourself Jimmy. Peng! Is a jem.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2008 9:20 PM

I'm staying out of all of the above. But I will say GREAT photos, so thanks for those. I was at the Boston show Oct 6, and it was sold out. I thought it started a bit stiffly, but really warmed up by about the 6th song. Boston loves Jenny Ondioline and French Disko, always has, always will. But Valley Hi! was one of the new ones that had a great live vibe, as did 3 women. Lo Boob Oscillator was a high point of the show.

Mary can never be replaced, but I'm glad there are harmony vocals again, if from a male voice doing falsetto. The sound was crystal clear I thought, if a little sterile.

Posted by Shawn Hill | October 7, 2008 2:56 PM

ugh, I'm so in love with Laetitia. These pics are great. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by stella | October 21, 2008 9:36 PM

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