Posted in music | pictures on October 10, 2011

photos by Vincent Cornelli & Chris La Putt

Twin Shadow @ Webster Hall (by Vincent Cornelli)
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Twin Shadow headlined Webster Hall on Friday, 10/7 tour-mate Diamond Rings. It was the last night of a tour that one night earlier hit the Paradise Rock Club in Boston...

Accompanied by fellow genre-straddler Twin Shadow, O'Regan (of Diamond Rings) went out with a synthy bang at his 2nd to last show on the 'Clean Cuts' tour. He covered every inch available to him, dancing--and even rapping- on all four corners of the stage.

...he paired his 80's infused dance moves with impressively baritone vocals to provide the audience with the best possible idea of what it is to be Diamond Rings.

"Diamonds are multi-faceted and precious, but also the hardest rocks out there," O'Regan said. "I can cut you if you're not careful."

This contrasting quality seems to be representative of his musical identity as a whole. From his deep voice against catchy synth-beats to his colorful makeup against his pale skin, O'Regan's music is full of clean collisions.

...Diamond Rings' eccentric style has been compared to that of David Bowie and even Lady Gaga. At the show, he was dressed in a graphic t-shirt, a white leather jacket, a chain necklace, and a pale face of makeup. O'Regan said that he uses fashion as a way to express himself and connect with the world.

"People listen with their eyes," he stated. "It's naïve to imagine that image isn't a big part of being a musician in the modern world." -[BU Quad]

Pictures from Webster Hall adorn this post, and pictures from the Chicago stop on this tour are viewable here.

If you missed Webster Hall, then hopefully you live in either the Dominican Republic, Nova Scotia, or Asheville, NC. Twin Shadow has dates in all three in the coming weeks, with the latter going down at Moog Fest 2011. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from Webster Hall are below...

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TWIN SHADOW - 2011 TOUR DATES
15 October - Lucia 203, Santo Domingo, DR
21 October - Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS
29 October - Moog Fest, Asheville, NC

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Comments (17)

How packed was this show?

Can't see why this was at Webster Hall...

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 12:56 PM

^ are you blind?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 12:58 PM

what stupid haircuts

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 1:03 PM

i saw them play a few weeks ago, definitely surprised by both acts' performances

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 1:09 PM

great show by both acts on friday night...

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 1:11 PM

this diamond rings bullshit NEEDS to cease

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 1:43 PM

thin lizzy

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 2:05 PM

Yeah, what confuses me is that Diamond Rings seems to have enamored several performers that I love. I really dig Twin Shadow and Sufjan, who have both picked him to open shows (but, as DR demonstrated at Cakeshop during CMJ last year) he sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 2:25 PM

King's X

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 2:26 PM

Twin Shadow was listed as a performer for CMJ Music Marathon this year but he's not on the schedule as yet. He was also listed on early Northside promo materials but then never ended up playing the fest.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 2:57 PM

only people who didn't have to actually experience the 80s first hand would emulate the worst aspects of it musically and otherwise

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 3:03 PM

Didn't I see that Diamond Rings person in that movie Liquid Sky?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 3:04 PM

Can you imagine being the kind of retard that likes this shit?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 5:55 PM

Can you imagine the exotic blend-in ingredients that diamond rings utilizes when he makes his hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 6:32 PM

Diamond Rings is the aborted fetus of Grace Jones and Vanilla Ice, and sounds about as pleasant as a gynecological operation.

Great pics "adorning" this post. Who says that?

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 9:40 AM

ya'll some h8rs, y u hatin?

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2011 1:00 AM

VERY NICE THANKS

Diamond Rings is the aborted fetus of Grace Jones and Vanilla Ice, and sounds about as pleasant as a gynecological operation.

Posted by Dora | November 3, 2012 1:49 AM

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