Posted in music on July 23, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Hot Chip at Prospect Park, 7/1/2012 (more by Toby Tennenbaum)
Hot Chip Prospect Park

Hot Chip, who finished up their tour last night (7/22) in MD with Sleigh Bells, played Terminal 5 on Friday night (7/20), their second NYC show of the week following a slightly-damp show at Prospect Park two days before. And while the crowd was tamer than I've seen at previous Hot Chip shows (I think this was my 10th time seeing them?) it was certainly not the fault of the band who have honed the electronic band live experience to a science. With a blinding stroboscoopic light show and two auxiliary members beefing up their sound, they seemed not just ready for the floor but ready for arenas.

One of my favorite things about seeing Hot Chip live is that they are never afraid to mess with their best-loved tracks. "Over and Over" and "And I was a Boy from School" both got massively reworked, the latter now driven by electric piano that gave the song an early-'90s balaeric kick. I could of used a few more oldies, as we got nothing from Coming on Strong and just those two songs from The Warning, plus two each from Made in the Dark ("Hold On," and "Ready for the Floor" which was clearly the crowd's favorite) and three from One Life Stand ("I Feel Better," "Hand Me Down Your Love" and the title track).

We got most of the new album In Our Heads (though not my favorite song "These Chains"), which the crowd didn't seem to know very well. For the encore, Alexis Taylor invited out Lizzie from Gang Gang Dance (who opened for Hot Chip at Prospect Park) to sing on ballad "I Have Always Been Your Love." The show finished with "Let Me Be Him" which veers into M83 territory, what with the "whoah oh oh" chorus and a bombastic finish that was especially arena-ready.

Wed don't have pictures from Terminal 5 but you can look at shots from from Prospect Park and Pitchfork too. Watch their appearance last week on Fallon if you missed it, and catch Hot Chip this December on on one of the Coachella Cruises. Chromatics opened the Terminal 5 show and also played Sunday (7/22) at Music Hall of Williamsburg which you can see pics of here.

Setlist for Friday's Terminal 5 show is below.

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Hot Chip - Terminal 5, 7/20/2012 setlist:
Motion Sickness
And I Was A Boy From School
Don't Deny Your Heart
One Life Stand
Night and Day
Flutes
Over and Over
Hand Me Down Your Love
Look At Where We Are
How Do You Do?
I Feel Better

Encore:
Always Been Your Love
Ready For The Floor / Everywhere
Hold On
Let Me Be Him
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Comments (38)

twas an awesome show... one of my tops of 2012 to date... i love that they rarely break from one song to the next now... it's all flow... i wonder how much of that is influenced by al and his learning from LCD

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 7:51 PM

all of that "flow" leads to a show that is 75 minutes long which just seems entirely unacceptable for a band with their catalog -just a thought

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 7:57 PM

^Show on Friday was 9:15 to 10:50..to me that is 95 minutes! 2 songs extra were played at T5 over Prospect.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 8:05 PM

let's face it. hot chip sucks and so does t5.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 8:22 PM

^show was great..idiot

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 8:45 PM

"2 songs extra were played at T5 over Prospect."

Yeah but the people at the park got the much better sounding show. I will take that over extra songs any day

And 8:45 and 7:52. Shut up you fucking tools

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 9:23 PM

Lets face it hot chip rules and if you don't agree you do doo doo in your pants.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 9:39 PM

Show was great, holy cow! But the crowd near the stage sucked. It was impossible to move around on the floor because everyone was so aggressive about their spots. I attribute it to lots of couples being there; it's like they each form a little team: the girl pushes ahead and pulls the guy behind her, one stays and one goes off to get drinks, 2 people are harder to move around than 1, etc.

Anyway, even when the music started, a lot of people just stood there, one girl I even saw yell at a guy for dancing too much. Christ's sake, it's a concert, make some room for the people who want to party!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 10:03 PM

I've been forced to see Hot Chip many times. I find them to be one of the most boring bands to see live.

Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2012 10:30 PM

^ shut up, no one cares. fuck your face.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 11:04 PM

If you think Hot Chip are amazing...you have a long long way to go on your musical journey.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 11:04 PM

While i enjoyed the Prospect show and Im a big fan...it was too short and they need to drop a couple of the new songs for older/ faster tunes.

Also need to up the "dancing". Need more Drops/ Buildups.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 11:40 PM

I would rather see the iPods -- more diversity from song to song!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:05 AM

12:05 actually made me laugh . . .

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 12:08 AM

Hot Chip sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 7:25 AM

9:23 you're a fucking tool you were at the show at T5 so shut the fuck up!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 7:50 AM

^you were not at T5

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 8:10 AM

10:30 how were you forced to see Hot Chip many times? Washing the toilets at T5 doesn't count as seeing them

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 8:11 AM

Hot Chip put on a good show. It differs from the album when they play the songs live. I appreciate that live they don't do a carbon copy of their album versions which many bands do.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 8:38 AM

Hot Chip sucks live. They sound exactly like the album. They should really change up their sets.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 8:43 AM

^dude clean out your ears..its called a q-tip

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 8:58 AM

"shut up, no one cares. fuck your face."

No. Fuck YOUR face! Nick Manning style. DROPPIN' LOADS ALL OVER YOUR DIRTY BEARDED LOSER HIPSTER FACE!!! TAKE YOUR FUCKING!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 9:29 AM

Too bad James Egan Holmes couldn't hit up this show instead.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 9:31 AM

I saw HOT CHIP and I fucking owned it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 9:46 AM

I love HOT SHIT!!!!!!!!! XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 10:11 AM

^ Lawrence Welk is edgier than you, haha.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 10:13 AM

9:31 am -- biggest piece of shit to post here in a while, and that's saying something.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 11:25 AM

The fact that they don't play anything from Coming On Strong strikes me as ridiculous--it's easily their most solid album with The Warning close behind. That these two albums take a backseat to their new stuff is expected (although it's not very good), but playing five tracks off of One Life Stand and Made In the Dark should be criminal.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 11:53 AM

Made in the Dark is my favorite Hot Chip album..Coming on Strong is ok at best...

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Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 2:17 PM

11:53 - Agreed. Although the new material is great, I loved the way they used to play a sped up "Beach Party" live. Also not a big fan of the way they've reworked "Boy From School" on the last couple tours. It's a perfect song IMO and deserves some good sweaty dance action in the climax of the set.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2012 4:19 PM

^you were not at T5

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