Posted in dance | music | pictures on August 17, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield and Bao Nguyen

Little Dragon @ MHOW (by Amanda)
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After a tight opening DJ set and great band introduction by Rich Medina, Sweden's Little Dragon played a set of vocal-driven live dance music to a sold out crowd last night (8/16) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. It was a BV-presented show in honor of the release of their great new LP Ritual Union which they played many tracks from - most notably for me, the title track, which sent shivers down my spine when they played it early on.

Little Dragon @ MHOW (by Bao)
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The four-piece band's approx-100 minute set included a mix of old and new and two encores, which even if planned, felt fan-driven. The room was going nuts - cheering as the band entered the stage, cheering even louder when otherworldly frontwoman Yukimi got on stage, and continued loud cheering throughout the show. Yukimi returned the love, letting us know multiple times how happy she was to be back in Brooklyn, and saying the crowd inspired her. People danced and sang along, and we all were brought to another place (the early 90s) when Little Dragon ended the first encore with a spot-on cover of Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)", mixed with a bit of the instrumental parts of Robin S's "Show Me Love".

If you missed,the band will be back as part of a tour before the end of the year. We have two sets of pictures from the Brooklyn show. Bao was backstage and on the stage while Amanda covered the front of the stage and balcony. Check 'em out, below...

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Comments (21)

what an amazing show! so happy to have been there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 6:44 PM

nice photos. thinking about scoring T5 tixs...

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 6:52 PM

Just got this album cause if all the bv hype and I must say it is undoubt one of the worst this year. Not dance music or melodic or good lyrics. It's like 4 people with a whistle a triangle and a crappy voice!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 6:53 PM

It's like 4 people with carrots and broccoli and hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 7:19 PM

Great set of photos.

I really enjoyed the show last night, and it was the first time I've ever heard or seen them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 7:23 PM

@ 6:53 Well that's just, like, your opinion, man. I think it rules and deserves the hype. Maybe you should consider writing for Pitchfork or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 8:49 PM

So BV, what happened to the first 100 people who bought tixs to this show......

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 11:46 PM

They saw some really bad music and paid for it?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 12:13 AM

Best show of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 3:03 AM

Clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 3:48 AM

^ True, This whole scene is clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 4:42 AM

haters gon hate! one of the best little dragon concerts, they always show love at music hall! the crowd was dancing, singing and having an ecstatic amazing time :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 8:38 AM

Bros with their dates were stoic and ineffectual, while the women they had in tow wanted to cut loose and sway. So the crowd never really connected for what could've been a unifying experience. The band was proper, the crowd vibes less so. Enthusiastic doesn't mean they were any less douchy. Who talks during an electro show... mayonnaise and red bull chuggers, no hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 8:45 AM

When you bring the term "hummus" to Little Dragon show, we know you weren't there.

Edamame > Hummus

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 10:04 AM

great show. the crowd was lifeless as per usual. it's not high school any more ppl. u can loosen up. I promise, it's ok.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 11:26 AM

Medium rare steak > edamame


Sorry, 10:04. It was a noble effort, though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 11:50 AM

woah where'd all the black people come from isn't this williamsburg?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 12:18 PM

^the came for the edamame

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 1:12 PM

Yeah merch guy knew nothing about the first 100 ticket gift.
He could have at least fed me some of his hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 1:53 PM

I wish there was an asshole filter on this and other blogs. Get a life and stop hating on others.

Posted by Andy | August 19, 2011 3:35 PM

No setlist on this show?

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 8:38 PM

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