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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.

Continue reading "Sleep, Winter & White Hills played Terminal 5 (pics & setlist)"

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
Smith Westerns

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...

Continue reading "Yeasayer played Terminal 5 w/ Hush Hush & Smith Westerns (pics & setlists)"

Manu Chao at ACL 2009 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Manu Chao

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...

Continue reading "Manu Chao returning to the USA, playing Terminal 5 (dates)"

The Kills at Coachella 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Kills

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...

Continue reading "The Kills add 2nd Terminal 5 show w/ The Pains of Being Pure At Heart & A Place To Bury Strangers (updated dates)"

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
Okkervil River

amNY: You've said you think this is your best record yet. Honestly, isn't that always the case?

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 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.

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...

Continue reading "Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus & Future Islands played Terminal 5 (pics & setlist)"

Friendly Fires @ Webster Hall - 5/25/2011 (photos via tessd)
Friendly Fires

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...

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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.

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.

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...

Continue reading "Interpol are on tour (updated dates), raising money for Sickday Safety Net Sunday @ Terminal 5 w/ Blonde Redhead (win tix)"

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...

Continue reading "Foals, Freelance Whales and The Naked & the Famous played Terminal 5 (pics & video)"


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...

Continue reading "Digitalism headlining HARD Summer Tour 2011 w/ Jack Beats, Caspa & more (dates, presale)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Cold Cave

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...

Continue reading "Cold Cave played T5 w/ the Entrance Band & Kills (pics), announced a video & more dates (some w/ Cult of Youth)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

The Kills @ Terminal 5
The Kills

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.

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]

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).

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...

Continue reading "The Kills played Coachella & Terminal 5 (pics & setlist), playing Terminal 5 again (updated tour dates)"

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.

HARD also presents the LA date of the tour which is also the last date of the tour.

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...

Continue reading "Rusko played Terminal 5 w/ Doorly & Destructo (pics), playing other HARD events (dates)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair, words by Andrew Sacher

PJ Harvey

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...

Continue reading "PJ Harvey played Terminal 5 again (night 2 pics & video)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Rachel Kowal

PJ Harvey

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....

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Terminal 5, post LCD - 4/5/11 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Terminal 5

"In New York City, Terminal 5, a 3,000-person venue, has an advantage over similarly sized local theaters. Because it's owned by a local promoter, Bowery Presents, much of the infrastructure -- stage hands, lighting, sound, security, things a band would have to pay for elsewhere -- is in place. This means, Barger says, bands "can make a higher percentage of the earnings in that one room than in any other room in NYC." So even if your favorite mid-sized band would prefer to play a larger venue, one with different acoustics, or one in a different part of town, Terminal 5 can be difficult to resist." [NPR: "The Concert Ticket Food Chain: Where Your Money Goes"]
Cut Copy play their third show in a row at Terminal 5 tonight. The Hold Steady headline the room on Friday. Tickets are still on sale for the latter.

LCD Soundsystem just played there four times. Bao Nguyen was there at the final one, and he made the special video of the last song, which you can watch below...

Continue reading "Terminal 5 "hard to resist" (and check out the video Bao shot of LCD Soundsystem's final moments there)"

Dinosaur Jr

Following J Mascis's current solo tour, Dinosaur Jr will hit the road for a select group of East Coast dates in June. These won't be your average Dinosaur Jr. shows though, because.... like they're doing for ATP in London in June, the band will perform Bug in its entirety. PLUS, Off! will open every show AND Henry Rollins will interview Dinosaur Jr. live at every show (Keith Morris and Henry Rollins both on the bill), AND at the NYC show which is happening June 23rd at Terminal 5, Fucked Up will also play an opening set.

Tickets for the four dates Off! are playing are currently on fan presale, and tickets go on regular sale on 4/8. Oh, and the short tour kicks off on June 21st at Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA where Thurston Moore is also playing (but Off! is not). Proceeds from that first show will benefit Whole Children.

In related news, J Mascis recenly played a BV Day Party at Swan Dive followed by two NYC shows (he was also interviewed by Ted Leo), and Mike Hill of Tombs interviewed Henry Rollins for this website. Off! was just in town with Trash Talk and played Santos Party House.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Dinosaur Jr. performing 'Bug' live on tour w/ Off! & Henry Rollins (who will be speaking) (Fucked Up in NYC too!)"

photos by Diana Wong

Cut Copy and a door @ Terminal 5
Cut Copy

NY PRESS: Every time you come back to the U.S., the venues seem a bit bigger. The shows at Terminal 5 sold out quickly. What's it like to see that progression?

Cut Copy: We've always found American audiences to be receptive. When we began, we were opening for people and it seemed when we started headlining all those people came back and brought their friends. It happened organically, as it should. It's not like we had a lot of press or hype behind that first record. It felt quite grassroots. We've found throughout the world we have such a loyal fan base. I never thought we would connect with an American audience. I'm not sure how it happened but it's amazing.

No dancey bands should have scheduled shows in NYC on Saturday, if for no other reason than they were probabably upset that they made it all the way to NYC on April 2nd, but couldn't go see LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden, because they had to work. Daedelus and company played a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg that night, and Cut Copy and the DFA-signed Holy Ghost! played their second sold out show in a row that evening at Terminal 5. The other Cut Copy show was one night earlier, and Cut Copy will play the large NYC venue again, but with opener Midnight Magic, on Wednesday (also sold out).

The pictures in this post are from Friday and they continue, shot of Cut Copy's setlist included, and with more tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Cut Copy played Terminal 5 twice w/ Holy Ghost (pics, setlist)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair, words by Bill Pearis

LCD Soundsystem

You could see glo-sticks being passed back among the crowd as LCD Soundsystem began their third straight night at Terminal 5, the hump day of their week-long career wind-down extravaganza. The moment set-opener "Dance Yourself Clean" goes from quiet to loud, someone near the stage flung about a hundred of those glo-sticks into the air, making for the first of many memorable moments of the night.

Despite having done this three-hour tour-de-force the last two nights, James Murphy and crew didn't show any signs of flagging. The eight or so musicians on stage -- not including female backup singers, male chorus and occasional horn sections -- seemed to be having a blast. As did the crowd that pretty much went mental for the entire first hour of the set, which included "Too Much Love" for the first time this week.

High point for me was watching the crowd react to "All My Friends." I was looking down from the third floor balcony and it was amazing to see so many people connect so deeply to it. That will definitely be one of my top concert moments of the year. I stayed against the balcony for the whole show (my first time at T5 if you can believe it) which I think probably made things more tolerable for me.

The bulked up band really made a difference, especially that male choir which includes members of the band Mr. Dream -- "Get Innocuous" and "Sound of Silver" sounded much fuller because of them. It was also nice to have Hot Chip's Al Doyle back, his presence was missed on last year's This Is Happening tour. He kept his shirt on tonight, but played guitar, vibes, timbales and even trumpet at one point.

The mid-section, an attempt to recreate the Nike-commissioned "45:33" was a bit hit or miss. Some parts were fleshed-out into more song-like structure, but without much singing it seemed like a good opportunity for the crowd (and band) to catch its breath.

For the third act, LCD Soundsystem got the crowd moving again with "Us Vs. Them" and kept the crowd bouncing through "North American Scum" and "You Wanted a Hit." With the pingpong bass of "Tribulations" the crowd surfing began, and then it turned into a pit for the thrashy "Movement."

There was also crowd favorite "Yeah" (it always kind of destroys), the throbbing "Someone Great," and LCD signature tune (and first single) "Losing My Edge" which seemed to take on extra meaning (and some new lyrics) in the hours before their retirement. Al Doyle also threw the keyboard hook from "Da Funk" into it at one point -- probably the closest we'll get to Daft Punk playing in LCD's house this week. (Though who knows what surprises are in store at MSG?) Also a treat: the band also threw in their cover of Harry Nilsson's "Jump into the Fire" in the encore, plopped in-between "All I Want" and "New York I Love You." Another highlight.

I don't know if he was saving his voice for singing, but James Murphy was rather unchatty between songs. Which is okay, the music spoke loud enough.

Shit Robot opened the show, and their set included LCD's Nancy Whang on vocals for "Take Em Up". They also later joined LCD on stage. Special guest Colin Stetson joined LCD on horns. Original LCD guitarist Phil Mossman played on some songs.

Only two more nights left for LCD's existence: tonight at Terminal 5 and then the big blowout Saturday at MSG. More pictures and video, and last night's setlist, after the jump.

Continue reading "LCD Soundsystem played Terminal 5 w/ opener Shit Robot, covered Harry Nilsson (night 3 pics, video, setlist)"

photos by Vincent Cornelli

LCD Soundsystem

"What can I say? I just witnessed one of the greatest bands of my generation going out at the top of their game. And it was a tremendous show: three hours long, 24 songs, career-spanning, players and instruments all in white, a choir singing from the balcony above stage right, a wall of white lights strobing on at all the appropriate times. Terminal 5 is maybe the size of the Showbox SoDo if the Showbox SoDo had two balcony levels, and the place was sold-out packed. It was ecstatic, it was bittersweet, it was a wake, not a funeral.

After opening with "Dance Yourself Clean" (that beat drop!), LCD founder James Murphy thanked openers Liquid Liquid (who were awesome) and then told the crowd, as he often does, that he knows people want to film and take pictures, and he's fine with that, but maybe put down the phone, he advised, "maybe just be here."" [Seattle Weekly]

LCD Soundsystem played their second of four Terminal 5 shows last night (3/29), and like the first night, Reggie Watts returned to guest on the 45:33-heavy second set. The setlists from both nights (for comparison), videos from both nights and more pictures from last night, below....

Continue reading "LCD Soundsystem & Liquid Liquid played Terminal 5 again (night 2 pics, videos & setlists)"


After an opening 8pm set by Liquid Liquid, LCD Soundsystem played for over 3 hours, starting at 9:10pm, at Terminal 5 in NYC last night (3/28). The show, their first of their last, was split into three sets. Each set had a short break in between, though James Murphy didn't play much of a frontman role during the 2nd set so in a way that one seemed like a much longer break for him. In fact, the jammy 2nd set (update: which included 45:33 stuff) started with a guest appearance by Reggie Watts on vocals. Speaking of vocals, Nancy Whang's singing was often showcased throughout the night, in addition to her keyboard/synth skills. Pat Mahoney got a great workout behind the kit (as did multi-instrumentalist Al Doyle at times). The night ended with a one song "NY I Love You" encore. The entire setlist is below.

I got there around 8:45 (missed Liquid Liquid unfortunately) and there was no line to get in. It was packed, but thanks to the set changes I was able to get pretty close when people moved around during the first break. If I hadn't been watching from the right side of the room when the show started, I might not have realized that there was a boys chorus stationed above the stage on the balcony (left side, stage right). James did acknowledge them though, and at least once during the show the shirtless and shredding Al Doyle (who often seemed to play the bandleader role) looked up at them with a very approving "you just nailed that part" grin. Based on LCD's March 10th tweet, we know the chorus haven't been playing with the band for that long (despite the plan to have them from the start).

James narrated the show. He told us about the set breaks ahead of time, apologized for stuff, introduced all band members multiple times. Said stuff like, "we learned a lot of stuff for this show and have more band members around to make sure we can play it all" and "we haven't played that one in 6 years... or was it 5 years," and "this is like a finale and a reunion for us since we're so old." It'll be interesting to see if they change the setlist at all night to night (they played the same set every night last time they played multiple nights at Terminal 5).

The show is long and great, full of hits and rarities, and you'll want to dance, so if you're going to the second show tonight (3/28), or the third tomorrow, or the fourth the day after that, or LCD's final show ever at MSG on Saturday, try to go with some energy.

A few more pictures, including shots of the merch and setlist, below...

Continue reading "LCD Soundsystem played Terminal 5 (night 1 pics & setlist)"

People under the disco ball (more by Vincent Cornelli)

A message to LCD ticketholders from LCD Soundsystem...

Continue reading "LCD Soundsystem has a message for ticketholders (like get there early & stuff)"

Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2010 (more by BBG)

Sleep will reportedly be getting back together for a few more reunion shows, one of which will take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on June 22nd. $25 advance tickets go on sale Friday March 25th at noon. Stay tuned for more dates and openers.

Update: all three (just three) dates they'll be playing are listed below

Continue reading "Sleep are returning again, playing Terminal 5"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

The Pogues

NIGHT ONE, NIGHT TWO, and a set of pictures from the final of three nights of Pogues, the St. Patrick's Day show, at Terminal 5 (setlist & Titus Andronicus included), continue below...

Continue reading "The Pogues & Titus Andronicus @ Terminal 5 (night 3 pics)"

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids' March 24th Radio City Music Hall show has been moved to Terminal 5. "All tickets will be honored." Baths and No Age are still the openers.

If you happen to be in Austin, come see Baths play the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Swan Dive/Barbarella at noon today (3/19)

photos by Chris La Putt

The Pogues

The Pogues completed their short tour and 3-night NYC run at Terminal 5 on St. Patrick's Day. We already posted about the first NYC show. Here are some pictures from the second, and they continue below..

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