Entries tagged with: Terminal 5
photos by Diana Wong
Girl Talk and tennis fans @ Terminal 5
"When New York lifts the curtain on the 2011 U.S. Open, a brilliant rivalry among an uncommonly gifted generation of men's tennis players will take center stage.After the earthquake, but before the hurricane, Girl Talk and Matt & Kim played a private U.S. Open party, sponsored by Heineken, at Terminal 5 (on Wednesday, August 24). Diana Wong was among those in attendance, and she took some pictures. They continue below...
The chief protagonists: Roger Federer, at 30, fighting time and more physical foes in pursuit of a 17th major title; Rafael Nadal, whose victory last year completed a career Grand Slam; and Novak Djokovic, on track, with a 57-2 record, for the best season in the history of the men's game....
...But first comes a more daunting name: Hurricane Irene, whose strong winds and torrential rains are due to hit Long Island on Sunday, the day before the U.S. Open is scheduled to begin.
Tournament officials took the unprecedented step of canceling Arthur Ashe Kids' Day on Saturday and announced they'll shutter the Billie Jean King Tennis Center altogether on Sunday, scuttling the customary pre-event practice sessions and interviews. Meantime, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered an evacuation of the city's low-lying areas, and all Broadway shows were canceled for the weekend.
All told, it's an ominous beginning for the season's final major, which is scheduled to conclude on a somber note, with the men's championship to be contested on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. [Wall Street Journal]
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
The Kills, fresh from Lollapalooza, played two Terminal 5 shows with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and A Place to Bury Strangers. The first show was on Monday (8/8) and the second happened last night (8/9). The Kills focused on material off the recently released Blood Pressures, but also saved time for a few older cuts and a cover of Marilyn Monroe's "One Silver Dollar," which NY Times point out is from what singer Alison Mosshart declared Monroe's "worst movie."
Though not on the bill, BP Fallon, who played Escape to NY over the weekend, also made a surprise appearance at the Terminal 5 shows. According to Barbara S, he made "T5 a whole lot less shitty." Amber Kim says he did "I Believe in Elvis Presley" which is a Jack White-produced song.
We've got pictures from the first night. They continue below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Jane's Addiction played their first concert in NYC in a really long time on Monday night (7/25). The reunited band did hit NJ and Long Island as part of their 2009 tour with Nine Inch Nails, but not NYC proper, not to mention not at a venue as small as Terminal 5 where this one took place.
Unlike in 2009 though, original bassist Eric Avery is not playing with them anymore. His return to form the complete original lineup was shortlived. Chris Chaney was back on bass for the show along with original members and reality TV stars Perry Farrelll & Dave Navarro and original drummer Stephen Perkins. TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek is playing bass on, and helping produce, a new album. I didn't notice him anywhere though, but maybe he was in the house.
The free show was the "world's first 3D user-generated concert event". The concert itself wasn't in 3-D, but it was being filmed (and streamed live on Youtube), and the footage is going to be turned into "one special 3D 60-minute documentary film which will be premiered on the LG Thrill 3D YouTube channel on August 4." Those in attendance at the show were able to get their free tickets from various sources including Brooklynvegan, from LG, and via an allotment the band gave out via Ticketmaster.
Jane's played a 12-song set (encore included) including classics and hits like "Ocean Size", "Three Days", "Been Caught Stealing", "Stop!", and crowd favorite "Mountain Song" which spawned the most moshing and ended with the loudest applause. They also played "Just Because," off their first reunion album, and new track "Irresistible Force," off the upcoming album The Great Escape Artist. When the band returned for an encore, they played the great "Jane Says" acoustic at the front of the stage, complete with bongos, though everyone's attention was mostly on the massive amounts of confetti, regular balloons, and balloon animals that were falling from the ceiling. Two scantily clad female dancers, on stage for parts of the show, added to the glam of it all. The show probably could have been a bit longer, but it was free (and they got their footage).
More pictures, videos, and the setlist from the show, with more dates, below...
photos by Diana Wong
Honestly, I'm a little mind-blown right now. Phantogram and RJD2 opened for The Glitch Mob, and they were nothing short of incredible. I was surprised by how people didn't really seem to know RJD2 though, because when we got there, there was a lot of talking going on and not much dancing. It was still really beautiful, but I'm just surprised more people weren't dancing...The Glitch Mob headlined the dance party (well, sort of) at Terminal 5 on Friday 7/22 with RJD2 and Phantogram. The show is part of The Glitch Mob's current and ongoing set of dates with Phantogram that puts them in Montreal tonight (7/27) at SAT.
Phantogram also blew me away, with their fly lead singer, Sarah Barthel. Rocking a Karen O. hairstyle, she headbanged, and played the hell out of the keyboard. It was really hard to not dance to.
All I can say is that the Glitch Mob was able to make me dance way more than I expected, and that's all I'm ever trying to do. Their sound was perfect too, not too heavy on the bass. They also opened their set with Daft Punk, which was probably the wisest move they could've made because it was such a crowd pleaser. -[Et Musique Pour Tous]
The Glitch Mob recently released their new We Can Make The World Stop EP. Stream all three tracks at their site. All tour dates are below.
RJD2 returns to NYC to hit Webster Hall on September 2nd. The DJ/producer also has some other tour dates as well as a new project on the way:
Hey folks, I wanna let you all know that I've got a new group called Icebird, and my label is putting out our album on Oct. 11. I did all the production, and this awesome singer named Aaron Livingston (who sang "Crumbs off the Table" on The Colossus) did all the vocals. I'm pretty damn excited about how the album came out; we'll be giving away tracks starting august 2nd to preview. Stoked for you to hear it!Look out for that LP on 10/11, and check out more pictures from Terminal 5, with all dates, below.
1. Regular Event TicketsI don't personally see Little Dragon fans paying $25 to get early admission to Terminal 5 and an autograph, but hey, it's an option. Tickets for the Terminal 5 show also go on AmEx presale today at noon (general sale starts Friday). More dates HERE.
2. Little Dragon Premium Ticket Bundle is $25 above face and includes:
- One General Admission Ticket
- Early Entry into the venue the night of the show
- One Limited Edition Autographed Poster
- One Commemorative Tour Laminate
*Information regarding the Early Entry will be emailed to buyers about one week before the show.
**VIP Packages are non transferable. The name in the billing information will be the name on the VIP list.
Little Dragon, who are playing the sold out BV presented 'Ritual Union' album release show on August 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, have announced an extensive international fall tour in support of the album. That tour mainly includes overseas dates but there are a few stops in the US including Moogfest and one on October 14 at Terminal 5. Tickets for the large NYC show go on sale Friday (7/29) with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (7/27) at noon. All dates, including an LA show at Avalon, are listed below.
Ritual Union, the band's 3rd LP, was released on Peacefrog/EMI today (7/26). Purchase the album as LP/MP3/CD on Amazon. You can listen to a track below.
"I’ve been listening to their albums for a while and I've been a big fan. They seem to have a real, original direction. Every time they put out new material, it's always forward-thinking and changing up and doing something which no one thinks they’ll do. They're not conforming to what other people think is pop music or electronic or any particular genre. Even in terms of live shows, they’re pretty exciting. I was really keen on working with Yukimi, and they were really up for it."Yukimi's vocals have also been featured on albums by Maximum Balloon (Dave Sitek) and Gorillaz. All Little Dragon tour dates below...
As previously mentioned, Jane's Addiction, the band (give or take a member) responsible for 1988's Nothing's Shocking and 1990's Ritual de lo Habitual, not to mention 1987's Jane's Addiction, are playing a free show at NYC's Terminal 5 on July 25th (7:30pm doors, 9:00pm show).
The show is free, but you need a ticket to get in. There were a bunch of Ticketmaster-based "presales" this morning, but they "sold out" quick. Around 1pm today Jane's posted this message to Facebook: "Terminal 5 tickets are officially gone! Sorry to those who couldn't get them, and to those that did, see you on the 25th."
Well, that's not completely true. We have a bunch to give away, and we're offering two ways for people to win a pair (if you are 21+, not our rules). You can email us an entry (instructions below), or enter via the BrooklynVegan Facebook (via a contest post which will be up soon - keep an eye out for it).
So why this concert? Well in the words of show sponsor LG:
The technological force of LG is uniting with YouTube, the largest video-sharing site on the web, to create a one-of-a-kind concert experience that will push senses into another dimension. On July 25, LG Mobile Phones and YouTube will give Jane's Addiction and tech fans the exclusive opportunity to watch and be a part of the World's First 3D User-Generated Concert event. Adding a whole new dimension to the concert experience, attendees will use LG Thrill 4G devices to shoot their own 3D video of what is sure to be an electrifying performance. The 3D creations will then be collected and combined by LG into one 60-minute documentary - culminating in what will soon be known as the World's First 3D User-Generated Concert. Consumers watch the concert live on YouTube (7/25) or at an AT&T store on the new LG Thrill 4G. Fans can tune back into the LG Thrill YouTube 3D channel on August 4th to view the premiere of the 3D documentary. Visit LGThrill4G.com for more information about the concert and the awe-inspiring glasses-free 3D LG Thrill 4G exclusively on AT&T.So there you have it. Sounds pretty cool. Contest details below...
We'll also be giving away a bunch of tickets for this show today on BrooklynVegan.com, but our post isn't ready yet and this Jane's Addiction promotion is going on now, so get your tickets via Ticketmaster if you can and stay tuned for more info and more chances to win coming later today. UPDATE: Here is our contest.
photos by Louie Abellera
Iron & Wine in Chicago on June 6th
Iron and Wine have been pretty busy after the release of their major label debut Kiss Each Other Clean back in January. They kicked off the year with a tour that hit Radio City, have hit a bunch of festivals, and have more coming including ACL and MusicfestNW, in addition to other international summer shows. There's no evidence they'll keep this up and do a full fall tour, but it doesn't seem entirely out of the question considering they've just announced two NYC dates (and a show in Toronto).
Iron & Wine will play NYC's Terminal 5 on October 12 and 13. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (7/15) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/13) at noon. No openers have been announced for the shows yet.
Back on June 6th, Iron & Wine played a free show as part of the Downtown Sound Summer Music Series in Chicago. A set of pictures and the setlist from that show are in this post. More of the pics along with all tour dates, below...
photos by Jessica Amaya
Beirut @ Northside Festival
Beirut is currently on tour in support of the release of the upcoming album The Rip Tide (album art below), which is available for pre-order. That tour has been expanded and now includes two NYC dates at Terminal 5 on September 21 and 22. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon.
Beirut's last NYC show was in McCarren Park with Sharon Van Etten and Yellow Ostrich as part of the Northside Festival. We already talked about that, but here's a second set of pictures from the event in this post.
The rest of those pictures, all tour dates and Rip Tide album art below...
photos by Tamara Porras, words by Andrew Sacher
J & Henry
Off!, lead by former Circle Jerks/Black Flag frontman Keith Morris, kicked off night four of Dinosaur Jr's Bug tour at Terminal 5 last night (6/23). Keith prefaced the show with an introduction of Off!'s veteran lineup that includes Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) and Steven McDonald(Redd Kross). Off! launched directly into album opener "Black Thoughts" and immediately met and exceeded the expectations set by the impressive lineup. With some of the crispest tones and sharpest hits, the band thrashed along ruthlessly as they pummeled through minute-long blasts, which acted as the perfect backdrop for Keith's piercing screams and powerful on-stage force. Despite the fact that the large venue was only about half-full at this point, Off! delivered as if the room was packed. Keith Morris, with Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown EP and a long stint in Circle Jerks under his belt, had every right to act like he knew he was a legend, but instead he modestly expressed how grateful he was for the people that came out early to catch their set.
Keith and band
Though Off! were certainly a difficult to act to follow, Fucked Up took a stab at it with almost the exact opposite approach to punk. While Off!'s songs rarely reach the 2-minute mark, Fucked Up's usually double or triple it, and explore much artier territories. Their set consisted mainly of material off their recent epic David Comes to Life, and though the set wasn't especially long, they hit most of the album's high points. Fucked Up played as hard as ever, and the new songs really pulled through live. The only downside was the size of the venue. Damian's usual antics, like going into the crowd and holding the mic out over the audience work well in smaller clubs, but if you weren't in the first few rows at Terminal 5, it came off less successfully than the band deserved. Things should be a little better at 285 Kent on Saturday night.
Before Dinosaur Jr. took the stage, Henry Rollins (aka the second Black Flag frontman on stage that night) conducted a much-anticipated interview with the band. Henry was a great person to interview Dinosaur Jr. Not only is he arguably the best speaker in punk rock, but the admiration between Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins for each other was so clear. Henry opened his interview by telling us he is a "XXXL Dinosaur Jr. fan," and during the interview, when asked which live shows were influential on them, Murph mentioned Black Flag. In the interview they discussed things like how Dino got their start, the independent music industry, Husker Du (whose frontman Bob Mould should have been at Terminal 5 instead of 92YTribeca), Lou's departure from the band, and other related topics.
After the interview concluded, the members of Dinosaur Jr. left the stage shortly before returning to play Bug in its entirety. J Mascis began the show by saying, "We opened the other night with 'Freak Scene' and it was kinda weird so we're gonna play 2 songs that aren't on Bug first." The band quickly jolted through "In a Jar" and "The Wagon" before taking on their 9-track masterpiece Bug. The opening chords of "Freak Scene" rang throughout Terminal 5 as the crowd responded with cheers of admiration for the album's powerful opener. In typical Dinosaur Jr. fashion, J. Mascis stayed virtually still for the majority of the set, even when ripping through noisy, intricate solos, as Lou Barlow was bashing around stage. Though "Freak Scene" is by and large the album standout, some of the most exciting moments of the show came later on in the set. The band's energy on "Yeah We Know" and "Budge" was especially dead on. For the album closer, "Don't," Lou admitted that he had blown his voice out screaming the song on the first night of the tour so he invited a friend up to perform vocals. Dino turned the song into an extended jam as their guest vocalist writhed on stage and executed a frenzied rendition of Lou's screams on the track. Same story, same special guest at the Northampton show.
After the jammed out track subsided and Bug was over, the band performed an encore with three more tracks. The last one, a cover of "Chunks" by Last Rights, invited Fucked Up's Damian Abraham out to perform lead vocals. Once starting the song, it only took Damian a few seconds to end up back in the crowd, and for their guest vocalist who had performed on "Don't" to run back on stage, grab J's mic, and join Damian in the song. After the encore and much praise for the band from Damian, Dinosaur Jr. left the stage again, putting an end to a truly unforgettable night.
More pictures, video of the Henry Rollins interview, and Dino Jr.'s setlist below...
Sleep played Terminal 5 last night (6/22) with help from death-doom pioneers Winter and Brooklyn's own White Hills. It was one of only a few dates scheduled for the legendary stoner doom gods.
Similar to their appearances at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (pics from night 1, night 2) and ATP New York (photo set 1, set 2), Sleep kicked off their set with a segment of "Dopesmoker" before moving into faves like "The Druid", "Dragonaut", and "Holy Mountain". I've heard the complaints about Terminal 5 sound and while they can be somewhat warranted, I must say that from all three levels and every vantage point Sleep sounded incredible in that space.
Supporting bands were impressive too. Winter's set seemed more relaxed and (naturally) larger in the Terminal 5 space vs Union Pool, while White Hills (which featured Liturgy drummer/phenom Greg Fox for the evening) were the best I had ever seen them. Catch White Hills at their record release party on 7/14 at Union Pool. Excellent three band bill, and the perfect way to come in from the downpours that drenched the folks waiting in line as doors opened.
More pictures from Terminal 5, including Sleep's setlist, are below.
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Yeasayer @ Terminal 5
Yeasayer ended their tour with Smith Westerns and Hush Hush back home at Terminal 5 on Saturday (6/18).
If the pictures below don't speak for themselves, Toby describes opener Hush Hush as very "entertaining. Filthy lyrics over heavy R&B beats from a skinny, tattooed redhead with a beard clearly off his face." (see below).
Yeasayer's 13 song set (with encore) included the three new songs they've been playing on tour, "Henrietta," "The Devil and the Deed," and "Demon Road." They debuted "The Devil and the Deed" on Conan last month. Check that video out below. The rest of Yeasayer's set was pretty hits-heavy with a slightly greater emphasis on the Odd Blood material.
You can catch Yeasayer at a much larger show in late July when they play PNC Bank Arts Center (7/28) and Nikon at Jones Beach (7/29) with The Flaming Lips and Weezer. Tickets are still on sale for both shows.
Smith Westerns @ Terminal 5
You can catch the Smith Westerns this Saturday at the House of Vans if you RSVP'd in time. According to a Van rep, "if you haven't received confirmation emails for Vans' Saturday night show, you should shortly."
More pictures from the T5 show, with both the Yeasayer & Smith Westerns setlists, below...
Manu Chao at ACL 2009 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Golbal icon Manu Chao is going on a short North American tour at the end of the summer leading up to his appearance at Austin City Limits. The tour hits NYC for dates at Terminal 5 on September 4 and 5. Tickets for both shows go on sale today (6/17) at noon.
All tour dates below...
The Kills at Coachella 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Kills have added an August 9th show at Terminal 5 to go along with their previously announced August 8th show at Terminal 5. Both shows also now have openers. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and A Place to Bury Strangers both have long band names and will both open both shows. Tickets are still available for the August 8 show and go on sale for the August 9 show Friday (6/17) at noon.
The Kills, who also played Terminal 5 in April, have 3 new acoustic videos. Check them out along with all tour dates for all three bands below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Still reeling from the Titus Andronicus/Okkervil River show last night. So good! It was so good." - Arielle
"Okkervil River absolutely killed it last night at Terminal 5. Awesome show. Also, apologies to my liver." - David Rosado
Okkervil River's Will Sheff @ Terminal 5
amNY: You've said you think this is your best record yet. Honestly, isn't that always the case?Okkervil River, touring in support of their Billboard charting (#31 on the Top 40) new LP I Am Very Far, headlined Terminal 5 last night (6/7) with tour-mates Titus Andronicus (who were just added to the 4Knots lineup) and Future Islands.
Will Sheff: I do think that, and it's never a lie. It's always a reflection of feeling where I am at that time. So, yeah - probably in two years, I'll have completely moved on from this "I Am Very Far" sort of place and be like, "F--- that, let's do some throat singing. That's what I'm into now."
So what feelings did this record reflect?
Will Sheff: It felt like after being an awkward teenager, growing up and becoming an adult. And the word "adult" carries a lot of baggage with it - it's kind of scary, like "adult contemporary." But I always thought of adulthood as really fascinating and complex. That's when people are having affairs and cheating on each other and becoming morally compromised. So this is my creepy, adult, dark, nuanced, having-an-affair record. As opposed to Sting.
Okkervil's set got cut short, possibly due to the venue curfew. At 10:45 the band was given a 15 minute warning, and so they played straight to 11 with no encore break. Unfortunately, if the written setlist is to be believed, that means they had to play much less than planned. The written and actual setlist, and more pictures from the show and dates too, below...
Friendly Fires @ Webster Hall - 5/25/2011 (photos via tessd)
Less than 24 hours after playing Webster Hall (and DJing the afterparty), and with an August 7th Summerstage show on the horizon (which happens right after they play Lollapalooza), Friendly Fires have already announced yet another NYC show. The UK band will headline Terminal 5 on October 26th, 2011. Tickets for the new date go on sale Friday, June 3rd, at noon.
If there's a North American tour that accompanies the T5 show, it isn't announced yet.... well not officially announced yet anyway. Meanwhile, US dates are happening on their current tour with Wise Blood. All dates are listed (other countries included), with a video of Ed dancing in the crowd at Webster Hall (and other videos), below...
Interpol @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Interpol are now on tour, hitting the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ tonight (5/6) (their first time playing Asbury Park in a decade which isn't that weird actually because how many times does a band really ever play Asbury Park?) (it's weirder that Interpol have been around long enough to even have that statistic), followed by a Saturday show in Rhode Island with School of Seven Bells, and than a Sunday night charity performance at NYC's Terminal 5 with Blonde Redhead. Where do the proceeds go you ask?
All proceeds will go directly to raising Sickday Safety Net's awareness in Manhattan, expanding into Brooklyn and increasing the number of community heath care partners and providers.Tickets for the NYC "Sickday Fuzzy Sock Hop" are still on sale, but if you're not in the giving mood, we also have a pair you can win. Details and more tour dates, below...
Sickday Safety Net is a new program launched recently by Sickday Medical House Calls, a New York company providing acute urgent medical care to patients in the privacy of their homes, offices or hotel rooms. Sickday Medical House Calls has been serving New Yorkers for ten years and has grown its active patient base to over 10,000.
The Safety Net is free to join and open to any uninsured New Yorker working in the creative arts including musicians, actors, painters, dancers, photographers, models, art directors, dancers, filmmakers, writers and visual artists. Members of Safety Net have access to Sickday's medical house call services and will never again need to get out of bed, find a babysitter or cancel a meeting to get quality, affordable medical care and no crowded waiting room, no blank forms, no inflated pricing - quality care, delivered via a medical house call. Medical professionals come directly to you, in your home or office, at a fixed Safety Net rate of $75. It's free to join and you only pay when and if you need services. Sickday guarantees same-day service.
photos by Kurt Christensen
Foals @ Terminal 5
"Foals are the epitome of organized chaos. I was fortunate enough to catch them at their sold-out show at Terminal 5 (NY) with great up-and-coming kiwi band The Naked & Famous and Brooklyn's own Freelance Whales, and they blew my high expectations away. Incredible how a band can possess so much talent. Props to lead singer/guitarist Yannis Philippakis for sounding pitch-perfect, killing it on the guitar, and fueling the moshpit with his insane antics." -[Still Sound Music]The Foals/Freelance Whales tour hit Terminal 5 in NYC last night (5/4) with opener The Naked & The Famous (who later played a show at Pianos many hours after a set by Emmy the Great). They move on to Philly tonight.
Pictures and some video from the NYC show (and Pianos) are in this post, and there's more of them below...
As previously mentioned, the HARD Summer Music Festival will invade Los Angeles on August 6th. It's now been revealed that the LA date is also part of a larger tour entitled HARD Summer Tour 2011, which will bring Digitalism, Jack Beats, Caspa, Destructo (natch), and Gesaffelstein across fourteen cities in August. NYC's Terminal 5 (natch) will host the tour-closing dance party on August 20th. Presale tickets for Terminal 5 (and multiple other dates) are on sale, and stay tuned for general sale to hit Ticketmaster too. All dates are listed below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Like The Kills (who headlined the show), Cold Cave and The Entrance band played Terminal 5 on Friday night (4/29) as part of an ongoing tour for the three bands. Pictures from the opening sets are in this post.
And like the Kills, Cold Cave have already announced more upcoming shows including another two in NYC: Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on July 12th and Bowery Ballroom on August 6th. KF tickets go on sale 5/6 at noon, and Bowery tickets probably will do something similar. All tour dates are listed below.
The Knitting Factory show is with Cult of Youth who just finished a tour with Zola Jesus at Bowery Ballroom, and whose other upcoming gigs include opening for Steve Ignorant and playing as part of the Northside Festival at Public Assembly on June 17th with Iceage, The Men, Lost Tribe... and DJ Wes from Cold Cave. Tickets are on sale for that one.
With new Cold Cave tour dates also came a new Cold Cave video for "Villains Of The Moon." Watch that with more pictures from Terminal 5 (Kills pics HERE), below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
The Kills @ Terminal 5
And then we were left with the man and woman of the hour. No, not William and Kate, but Jamie and Alison [of The Kills]. The two emerged from the shadows of the stage and stepped into the hazy blue light as cheers rang out. From the first note of Jamie's guitar, the party kicked into high gear and there was no looking back.Aided by an excellent supporting cast of The Entrance Band and Cold Cave, The Kills headlined Terminal 5 on Friday (4/29), the halfway point of their tour with the two bands that started at Coachella. Pictures of the Kills from both Coachella and Terminal 5 are in this post, a shot of the NYC setlist included (pics of the openers are HERE).
Mosshart prowled around the stage as she taunted the crowd with each lick of the guitar. She transformed into a human cyclone of tangled black hair and leather right before our eyes as she stood on top of speakers.
The set sampled heavily from "Blood Pressures" and included songs such as "Future Starts Slow," "Heart is a Beating Drum" and "Baby Says." But they also managed to work in fan favorites like "Sour Cherry," "Pull a U," "The Tape Song," and "No Wow."
At one point, Hince had to play bouncer in the middle of "Baby Says." One male audience member was getting into an altercation with a girl. As the scuffle broke out, Hince (while still playing) whistled for the guy and told him to "[expletive] off" and made a motion for security to kick him out as rousing cheers rose from the masses. Hince went on to unleash a fiery guitar solo soon after. At the conclusion, Hince justified his actions by saying, "it's a bad image when a guy wants to have a go with a girl. Don't be [expletive] stupid." Jamie Hince: underrated guitar player, bouncer and all-around good guy. -[The Ithacan]
The show at Terminal 5 was a sell-out, and now The Kills will go for round two at the venue... another headlining show at Terminal 5 on August 8th. No support has been announced but tickets go on regular sale at noon on Friday (5/6) with a fan pre-sale hitting at noon on Tuesday (5/3).
All tour dates and more pictures below...
photos by Brook Bobbins
The Rusko & Doorly tour hit Terminal 5 in NYC on Wednesday night (4/27). Pictures from that HARD-presented show are in this post.
LA is also where HARD is holding a 'Summer Festival' on Saturday August 6th. That craziness will include sets by:
"DUCK SAUCE, Boys Noize, CHROMEO live, RATATAT live, Skrillex, ODD FUTURE, JAMES MURPHY AND PAT MAHONEY DFA TENT SPECIAL DISCO VERSION, DIGITALISM live, Jack Beats, KARLSSON and WINNBERG / MIIKE SNOW DJ SET, Caspa, NERO, Noisia, Emalkay, CARTE BLANCHE live featuring dj Mehdi and Riton, BUSY PICTIONARY featuring BUSY P and SO ME, Holy Ghost ! live, SIRIUSMO, GESAFFELSTEIN, GASLAMP KILLER, DESTRUCTO, Juan MacLean, Shit Robot (The Shit Robot Show), Still Going, Nadastrom, DILLION FRANCIS, Acid Jacks, Visuals by Vello V2 labs, + more."Tickets are on sale.
HARD Cruise sails out of Florida in January, and though no lineup has been announced for that yet, I'm sure the lineup will contain at least a few of the artists mentioned in this post.
More pictures from Terminal 5 are below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair, words by Andrew Sacher
After much anticipation and applause from the crowd, the lights in the tightly packed Terminal 5 finally dimmed around 9 PM last night (4/20), and out walked PJ Harvey in a blinding white dress and extravagant headgear. She took to the far right of the stage, picked up her autoharp, and leapt right into the drifting chords of "Let England Shake." On the opposite side of the stage, PJ was backed by long time contributors John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty. The band's backing vocals and tactful musicianship complemented PJ effortlessly. Throughout the night, PJ alternated between the autoharp, two electrics, and her acoustic guitar. But the most unforgettable point in the set came when she abandoned all of her instruments for "Pocket Knife" to approach the mic with nothing but her voice and endearing dance moves.
Their set included every song off Let England Shake, in addition to some older favorites. The varied mix offered quite a few exciting juxtapositions. After being mesmerized by PJ Harvey's soaring falsetto in "On Battleship Hill," the last thing I expected was to hear John Parish rip out the opening chords to "C'mon Billy," yet nothing could have sounded better. A handful of the older songs were off 1998's Is This Desire?. Of course it would have been great to hear more of the older '90s cuts as well, but the Is This Desire? tracks felt right at home with the new material, as both albums see PJ Harvey taking steps in a more experimental direction. PJ and co. left the stage after executing an hour and a half long set (three song encore included), and my only complaint is that I easily would have seen them stay for twice as long.
Our pictures and a review/setlist from the first night are HERE. More pictures from Night Two, and a couple of videos, are below...
It may have been a day early (4/19), but an unmistakable trail of pot smoke lined the blocks on the long walk to Terminal 5, as if showing the way to PJ Harvey.
Without an opener to help ease the tension, the excitement level steadily rose as the large room filled to capacity. When she finally walked out on stage at around 8:45, the crowd's reaction caused vibrations in the floor. Intermittent bursts of "I love you, Polly Jean!" and "I will give you my firstborn child!" rippled through the crowd as if the audience as a whole had instantaneously given over to bouts of turrets.
Harvey wore an ankle-length, long-sleeve white dress, hiked up just enough in front to reveal large, black lace-up boots. A majestic (if not a morbid) black-feathered headdress topped off her look and called attention to both her beauty and her eccentricity.
With an autoharp cradled in her arms, Harvey and her three-man backing band wordlessly launched into "Let It Shake," the eponymous first song on her latest album (which is out now). Though she attempted to maintain a low profile on the far left side of the stage, all eyes were on her. Her striking appearance transformed her into mythical creature (whether she was a messenger of hope or a harbinger of death was uncertain).
As predicted, references to her motherland of England were many. Normally, such brazen patriotism would be a deal-breaker (even though the references aren't solely positive or nostalgic), but Harvey gets a free pass even with the obnoxious (some may say triumphant) bugle sample in "The Glorious Land." The new material is lively and well executed... and at least she's not singing about America.
Harvey breezed through the set, stopping only to briefly introduce her band mates. In an age when the passing thoughts of friends and stars alike are highly accessible thanks to sites like Twitter and Facebook, it's kind of refreshing to behold an artist who still manages to hold onto the mystique - even after twenty plus years as an award-winning musician. (To be fair, back in 2009, PJHarveyUK did tweet exactly one time. Doesn't lool like she wrote it though.)
But then as quickly as it had all began, the spotlights suddenly became brighter and everyone on stage stepped forward to bow. It seemed like no time had passed at all when in reality, Harvey had played nearly twenty songs.
After a break back stage, the group returned for a three-song encore of older songs. When she walked off stage for the second time, even the sound engineer seemed to be willing her to come back. Instead of immediately queuing up house music, the only sound for over ten minutes was the cheering and chanting of fans desperate for one last song.
The full setlist and more pictures from the first of two sold out nights at the Manhattan venue (the second show is tonight, 4/20), below....