Posted in music | pictures on October 18, 2012

words and photos by Caroline Harrison

Fiona Apple @ T5, 10/17/2012
Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple played the second of two shows at Terminal 5 last night (10/17). Guitar phenom Blake Mills, a member of Apple's band for the tour, was also the opener. Fiona Apple is touring in support of her most recent album, The Idler Wheel..., her first in seven years.

I would be remiss to talk about Blake Mills without mentioning his impressive credentials. At only 25, Mills has already worked as a session and touring musicians for the likes of Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst, Andrew Bird, and Jackson Browne. Mills played with a casual grace that displayed his technical mastery of the guitar. He closed with a cover of the instrumental song "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny, as featured in the 1987 movie La Bamba.

Fiona Apple opened with "Fast As You Can," making it clear to the audience that she was not about to hold anything back. Her backing band, including Mills and former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, matched every ounce of her intensity. Their arrangement of "Sleep To Dream" relieed heavily on distorted guitars, amplifying the sinister bite of the tune. Of course, the highlight of every song was Apple's vocal acrobatics as she leapt from snarling, sultry contralto to fragile whispery soprano. Apple closed with a cover she's performed on a number of her tour dates, a classic Conway Twitty tune called, "It's Only Make Believe." There was no encore, but after the performance she gave, no one seemed to mind.

Fiona Apple heads up to Albany on Friday (10/19) for her last show in New York state. She then heads to Atlantic City before finishing the tour in Pittsburgh on Sunday (10/21).

More pictures from last night's T5 show and the full set list are below.

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Set List: Fiona Apple @ Terminal 5, 10/17/2012
Fast As You Can
On the Bound
Shadowboxer
Paper Bag
Anything We Want
Get Gone
Periphery
Sleep To Dream
Extraordinary Machine
Werewolf
Left Alone
I Know
Tymps (the Sick In the Head Song)
Daredevil
Not About Love
It's Only Make Believe (Conway Twitty cover, famously performed by Glen Campbell)

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Comments (29)

she sounded amazing at Welmont last week

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 11:58 AM

great show... on tuesday... wednesday photos... where's tuesday set list?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 12:09 PM

Very good show. I have a ton of T5 complaints, but whats the point...we've heard it all before.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 12:11 PM

^ what this person said. beautiful b&w pictures though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 12:16 PM

she looks great

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 12:47 PM

I don't understand the T5 complaints. Is it because I'm tall and can see?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 12:53 PM

i think it's far superior to roseland which seems to be what it took over

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 12:54 PM

"I don't understand the T5 complaints. Is it because I'm tall and can see?"

I have the same question. I'm 6'1 and never have an issue there. I think the complaints come from those short losers who stand on the side under that ceiling when you first walk in. Of course it would suck ass to see any show standing there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:03 PM

1:03, you are obsolete

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:08 PM

It takes about 25 minutes to exit that place...terrible crowd control. A fight nearly broke out between two couples because of all the pushing and shoving. Of course at that time T5's normally fascist security force was nowhere to be found.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:13 PM

I saw a guy get thrown down a flight of stairs there by security after a show. Whatever the guy did worong, i dobut he deserved to get pushed down a flight of stairs and chased after...

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:20 PM

She looks like she needs to be hooked up to an I.V.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 1:27 PM

a great artist...

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:22 PM

i was standing center to the stage about a third of the way back... the sound was fine, no complaints... other that the two big heads in front of me... so i moved to the side a little and had great sight line to the stage...
but what's with the beer guy, pushing through the crowd?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:27 PM

"but what's with the beer guy, pushing through the crowd?"

Bowery Presents has gotta sell that alcohol to get back the money they don't make by scalping their own tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:36 PM

beer from the dude is cheaper than at the bar FYI

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:47 PM

While it is cheaper...that beer guy is kind of ridiculous. This isn't a sporting event.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:51 PM

Is it because I'm tall and can see?

Posted by шины в минске | October 18, 2012 2:53 PM

1:08 is 5'3".

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 2:55 PM

I'm a little confused, if the people who complain about T5 do so because they are short and cannot see then wouldn't they complain about other larger general admission venues? I don't see as many complaints here about places like Hammerstein or Roseland.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 3:06 PM

I have yet to see a bad show at T5, or to have a bad time there. Then again, I show up early enough to get a good spot because the music is more important to me than saying that I walked in as the set started and then bitching about how the sound and sightlines suck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 4:48 PM

Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live
They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time
Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
'Round here

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 4:49 PM

I really hope someone yelled "RITCHIIEEEE!!" at the end of sleepwalk

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:52 AM

^smh @ buckeye shrimper

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 11:03 AM

CHeck out my videos from the second night at terminal

Posted by Jen | October 19, 2012 11:25 AM

T5 is ok. i'm not getting there an hour early to sit upp agains the rail and sit through an opener, to then have a good view of fiona. maybe when i as 18 i would have had the energy. but man's got to pee and get beer. fiona was great but kinda sucks not being able to even see the stage without having to suffer to do so.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 11:46 AM

Your ideas was totally easy to get. Happy to find that there’s an person online that gets it precise what its is talking about.

Posted by Frequency | November 21, 2012 11:02 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

Posted by Download Yahoo Messenger | December 10, 2012 8:13 PM

Really want to see fiona apple live.

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