Posted in NYC | music on January 23, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ra Ra Riot @ MHOW, 1/22/2013
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Ra Ra Riot

Congratulations are in order for Ra Ra Riot, who released their latest LP, Beta Love, via Barsuk yesterday (1/22). The release was celebrated at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night with Savoir Adore, the first of two NYC shows.

You could sense a change in the crowds temperament when the band reached back and delivered "Too Too Too Fast", "Can You Tell", "Oh, La", "Ghost Under Rocks", and "Boy." The band took a risk and covered U2′s "Two Hearts Beat As One" and they surprisingly nailed it. You wouldn't normally put Ra Ra Riot and U2 cover band in the same sentence, but trust me, it worked.

To no surprise the grand royal was "Dying Is Fine." It's arguably the bands finest moment to date. It's where the bands energy and the crowds reciprocation connected to form their own super-group. Hearing the song in such a magical moment caused a whole bunch of memories to come flooding back to me that were associated with that song years ago.-[We All Want Someone To Shout For]

Hopefully you got into the sold-out show and if not, then maybe you streamed it on Youtube. If you did neither, you can still catch the archived show streaming below. Ra Ra Riot, who have been without Alexandra Lawn for almost a year now, play NYC again on Friday (1/25) at Webster Hall with Guards (sold out).

More pics and a stream of last night's show are below...

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Ra Ra Riot - Full Set at MHoW, 1/22/13

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Comments (9)

Savior Adore should be headlining the show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 1:46 PM

The Rhumb Line > everything else this band has done.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:05 PM

Amazing show!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:15 PM

"What'd you do last night?"

"Streamed the Ra Ra Riot show at home."

cooooooool

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:51 PM

this was a great show

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 3:07 PM

miss u, hot cello girl

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 3:25 PM

Two Hearts Beat As One > Ra Ra Riot

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 4:44 PM

I've said it before and I will say it again. FUCKING AWFUL.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 12:31 AM

Awesome! i've found my new favorite band

Posted by Domingo | September 14, 2014 4:31 PM

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