Posted in music | pictures on October 3, 2012

words and photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Django Django @ Bowery Ballroom - 10/2/12
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Scottish four-piece and Mercury Prize nominees Django Django wowed their largest NYC crowd to date (this was the third area show in the band's short history) for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom last night (10/2). They played 12 of the 13 gorgeously crafted pop songs from their self titled album (leaving out "Zumm Zumm"). The pounding rhythms supported by layered harmony/melody collaborations kept the Bowery Ballroom crowd shuffling their feet and waving their smart phones aloft all night long. The highlight of the evening was the crowd's reaction to the altered and extended riff section from single "Default." They apologized for only playing an hour-long set but reminded the audience that they only had one album's worth of material.

Django Django's North American tour wraps up with another NYC show on Thursday (10/4) at Knitting Factory with Eraas, then they'll head back to the UK for some dates over there. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are still available.

Electropop outfit Lemonade opened last night's show. More pictures of both bands and Django Django's setlist are below.

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Django Django at Bowery Ballroom - 10/2/12 Setlist:
Introduction
Hail Bop
Storm
Firewater
Wave Forms
Hand of Man
Love's Dart
Skies Over Cairo
Default
Life's A Beach
Wor

Encore:
Silver Rays

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Comments (12)

Lemonaide is what the members of Django Django djrink from the "special straw" when the cream isn't coming through amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 2:29 PM

Wow, a double bill of shitty band names.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:04 PM

Think of a word. Say it twice. Instant band name.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:42 PM

Awesome show. Django Django really tore it up last night. They got the bowery crowd moving (which is not an easy thing to do). Highly recommend seeing the knitting factory show if you missed out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:44 PM

great, great fun - nice to see a band appreciate their audience they way they did

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:49 PM

Incredible set last night. Tight as hell. They play like old pros. After this week you won't be able to catch these guys at a venue so small. Potential for a meteoric rise a la PHOENIX.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:50 PM

Great show! Make sure you go see us, sorry, I mean Django Django, soon!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 4:02 PM

I thought the show was fun.

(Note: I am NOT a member of Django Django or Lemonade.)

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 4:55 PM

I loved the show last night. Lemonade were suprisingly good and Django Django were phenomenal. Can't wait to see them again Thursday.

Posted by Tia | October 3, 2012 5:05 PM

I have never heard this band, but from this unbiased write-up I can tell they killed it!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 8:34 PM

Hmm, thanks for the Nitehawk tip! This movie is amazing and even if I did want to hear Leslie's thoughts on it, can't do a Wednesday night.

Posted by rewayat | November 23, 2012 6:47 PM

Odd that Vernon Reid/Living Colour was not boldfaced in your write up and Melvin Gibbs never played for LC but Eye and I as well as Henry Rollins

Posted by Blackberry Z10 Review | February 3, 2013 9:15 PM

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