Posted in music | pictures on September 28, 2010

words and photos by Chris Gersbeck

LCD Soundsystem

The day after LCD Soundsystem rocked Wellmont Theater with Sleigh Bells, the pair played at the Philadelphia Naval Cruise Terminal (on 9/24).

Urban Outfitters threw a pre-party outside the venue for all ticket holders. Why? I don't know, but I don't question free drinks and It was a really chill environment for a pre-party with DJ's spinning obscure disco and local retailers/artists selling records, art and t-shirts. The venue itself, the Philly Naval Cruise Terminal, is a really large space which comfortably housed thousands of anxious LCD fans, more than a of which dozen were dressed as the violent pandas from the "Drunk Girls" video.

Sleigh Bells opened with an energetic, albeit predictable set. They sounded great, but I'd personally like to see them get a full band together... there's really no reason for them not to as this point.

LCD Soundsystem took the stage about a half hour after Sleigh Bells finished and opened with "Dance Yrself Clean", which as far as I know had not been played before this current tour that just began on Thursday. Of course by this point, every LCD fan has become wholly familiar with This Is Happening and all its greatness, so new songs like "I Can Change" and "You Wanted a Hit" were greeted with the same enthusiasm as the rest of their catalog. Classics like "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" and "Tribulations" had the entire place going insane and "Losing My Edge" during the encore had everyone (except event staff) bouncing... not sure how that floor didn't collapse for that. All in all, this certainly beat the show at Terminal 5 in May I made it to, and can't wait for Murphy and Co. to announce the inevitable final New York City shows (and the one happening Wednesday doesn't count).

More pictures and the setlist are below. Please note that the actual setlist varies from the one on stage...

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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - SETLIST 9/24/10
Dance Yourself Clean
Drunk Girls
Get Innocuous
Yr Citys a Sucker
Daft Punk is playing at My House
I Can Change
All My Friends
You Wanted a Hit
Tribulations
Movement
Yeah

Encore:
Someone Great
Losing My Edge
Home

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Comments (57)

wellmont was better

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 5:53 PM

They played dance yourself clean at the Wellmont no?

Posted by GW | September 28, 2010 6:05 PM

Yep, not before this current tour tho

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:12 PM

The final NY shows will be held at Radio City. It will be a three night run featuring other DFA acts.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:20 PM

PUNCHES were in the photo pit. 'Ello, Philly.

Posted by Debbie | September 28, 2010 6:21 PM

^ oh boy, cat's out of the bag

Posted by chris | September 28, 2010 6:24 PM

did they really play ny i love you?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:27 PM

nope, no 2nd encore. woulda been kind of weird in philly anyway

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:29 PM

Philly isn't so bad... It's got a few good points.
1. People generally dance more.
2. Love park is a decent place.
3. Hummus is more affordable.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:50 PM

i'm seein double!!!! four james murphy's

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:51 PM

geez you'd think sleigh bells sounds like megadeth with that jackson and all those amps..

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:53 PM

Let me get this straight. You took all the money you made franchising your name and bet it against the Harlem Globetrotters?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:58 PM

that game was fixed. they were using a freakin ladder for god's sake!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 7:06 PM

Pretty sick pictures you got - james is the man!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-7DDHmWWqk

Posted by online merchant accounts | September 28, 2010 7:24 PM

sleigh bells guitar tone is metal. and it is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 7:35 PM

mom bells

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 7:45 PM

alright...why does this always come up....

LCD plays "NY I Love You" in cities that aren't New York. Look at their setlists, it's not uncommon. It's not strange for them to be playing in in other cities, either, it just looks that way if you live in NYC. X plays "Los Angeles" everywhere. Paul Weller plays/has played "English Rose" outside of England. Musicians playing popular songs from their catalog on tour isn't weird. Christ.

Get your heads out of your asses.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:14 PM

ok meanie

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:16 PM

I hope the Radio City rumor is false. I can't think of a worse place to see a band like LCD (and yes, I think T5 would be better - at least you can dance there).

Makes me think a trip to LA is in order.....

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:23 PM

people who skipped wellmont are starting to regret that move

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:30 PM

did they play "hummus, i love you"?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:31 PM

^ no, but they did play "I'm losing my hummus"

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:36 PM

and ohhh, take me off your mailing list, for kids who still eat pita chips, yes for those who still eat pita chips...

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:37 PM

I think that's the same setlist as Wellmont. Same order, even.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 9:40 PM

That set list is slightly wrong... Here is the REAL setlist:

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - SETLIST 9/24/10
Dance Yourself Clean
Hummus Girls
Get Innocuous Hummus
Yr Citys Hummus Sucks
Daft Punk is making Hummus at my House
I Can Change the Ingrediants
All My Friends are Hummus Eaters
You Wanted a Chickpea
Tribulations of a Hummus Addict
Movement of my Food Processor
Yeah
Encore:
Someone Great Gave Me this Recipe
Losing My Edge from Chickpea Deficiency
Home

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:06 PM

sleigh bells is one of the worst "bands" i've seen in a VERY long time. absolute dreck. do they have a record deal? for shame.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:14 PM

i have to admit... that setlist made me chuckle

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:18 PM

I would have liked to have gone to this. Unique venue. LCD Soundsystem. Some indie dance party afterward to keep the fun going.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:01 PM

Rex Ryan can't eat hummus because he has a band around his belly.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:14 PM

reply to 11:01.
The after-party was at another warehouse and was with Simian Mobile Disco and was free. Twas' Sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:25 PM

agree 100% with 10:14

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:38 PM

Does anyone actually think Sleigh Bell's row of Marshall stacks are real? Does Sleigh Bell's think it makes them look cool? Why does Sleigh Bell's suck so so much?

These are the questions that plaque me this night...

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 12:27 AM

looks like a drunk alec baldwin sleeping on someone's couch

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 2:32 AM

was that the guitar player from Hot Chip?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 7:18 AM

@7:18 - al doyle, yes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 8:03 AM

Philly Shows are more fun than NY shows!

Seriously, it can't be denied.

Philly people dance and have fun and show emotion.

NY crowds are too cool to emote and generally stand around like a roomful of hard-ons. PS - STOP TALKING DURING THE SHOW, YOU STUPID MF'ers.....STFU!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 8:59 AM

only one of the marshall stack actually has stuff inside, the others are boarded up behind the grill. you can see it if you're close enough

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 9:24 AM

I used to work for a pita importer.
I had the best hummus before anyone.
I was there for the 500th anniversary of Saladin's first hummus batch.
I was there in Tel Aviv during the great hummus schism.
I woke up naked on the beach in Patara with hummus in my beard.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 9:44 AM

Re: Sleigh Bells props

Justice did the fake Marshall Stacks thing just a couple of years ago. Theirs was bigger and had a huge glowing cross too. And Justice's tunes are better than Sleigh Bells' as well.

And I'm sure that someone did it before Justice too, but Sleigh Bells definitely knew about the Justice live set-up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 10:03 AM

it's gotta be really boring for that dude to just play guitar over backing tracks every night. like seriously, after they made that album it just seems so lazy to be like, "we're gonna take this on tour, but i'm just gonna mix down all the tracks without guitar and vocals and we'll play over it."

watch it'll turn out that his guitar isn't even really plugged in.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 10:13 AM

went to wellmont and philly--both were great shows -- both bands were fantastic live - sleigh bells have such a great energy live - people go crazy - its lots of fun - reguarless of the amps being real or not, its still so much fucking fun - lcd killed it both nights - had seen them before - but MAN, that philly venue was the fuckin' tits!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 10:15 AM

"its lots of fun - reguarless of the amps being real or not"

ha thats funny

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 11:07 AM

"was that the guitar player from Hot Chip?"

actually it looks like both al doyle and joe goddard of hot chip sat in, unless im way off. anyone confirm?

Posted by bobby the rookie | September 29, 2010 11:08 AM

yep, that's joe goddard. kind of awesome how the live LCD band is always different, yet they consistently sound great

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 11:15 AM

no that isn't Joe Goddard. his name's Matthew Thornley, he helped engineer the record and has been on tour with them for the album.

Posted by Michael | September 29, 2010 11:34 AM

NO TYLER POPE? WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? WHERE'S TYLER ?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 12:23 PM

he was at home

....WWWWWASHING HIS TIGHTS!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 12:27 PM

tyler pope had a baby...

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 12:29 PM

The Who (I think) started the fake cab thing. Empty ones with smoke bombs inside to destroy. Circa 1965.

I think Sleigh Bells guitarist got the same settings on his circa 1990 Digitech all-in-one digital pedal board as the guy who did the solos on the Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 theme songs. I hated that sound and seeing those Jackson guitars back then.

They still suck today.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 1:28 PM

ha, ha, ha. my kid got into the VIP pit (friends & family, JM said, "I used to live here"). some jackass abhored my fat, drunk, white-haired dancin' ass & pushed me three times. when i finally turned on him the skinny fuck had the gall to ask me, "what're you gonna do about it"? i answered, "break your rib with my thumb". then he backed off. some young lady came up after the encores & said "you rock old dude", i would've preferred a blow job to her compliment, but took what i could get. JM thanked NJ later that same evening on Twitter, sure he meant both showcases. Saw their dog walker / dog on a pre-trip earlier that afternoon - cool dog. Sean of R% Productions is to be complimented - enormous success.

Posted by drunkenstepdad | September 29, 2010 8:55 PM

The best hummus is at my house!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 10:14 PM

"I think Sleigh Bells guitarist got the same settings on his circa 1990 Digitech all-in-one digital pedal board as the guy who did the solos on the Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 theme songs. I hated that sound and seeing those Jackson guitars back then.
They still suck today."


ha! really though, that dudes guitar tone is horrendous. and anyone who can't think of someone using fake stacks before justice --- ummm... how about every hard rock and metal band on the arena circuit for the past 45 years...

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 12:13 AM

8:55... i remember you. you were dancing your ass off during "someone great". good to see old people lovin LCD

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 9:00 AM

why isn't this fake crap the "intelligent dance music" version of, say, any other canned music pop crap??? because it's "trendy"???

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2010 4:24 AM

I really do not recall any encores....it was just one long set....but, hey, you wanna call it an encore, go ahead, I never saw them leave the stage. But, then again, I'm an old school concert person...but loved LCD - discovered them on my own via the web 6 yrs ago - I can relate to them, they fit into that weird 70's scene that I was into

Posted by jam | October 8, 2010 2:00 AM

Hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people were still on line during the opening set the and the line wasn't moving in Philly. Worst event staff ever. Can't believe half the fans didn't miss the entire show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2010 10:28 AM

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