Thom Yorke, Flea & band were Atoms for Peace @ Roseland Ballroom (pics from the show & afterparty)
photos by Bao Nguyen
“Sorry I did fall asleep cause I was resting from such an amazing show! I’m wide awake now!” – Bao
“The line in front of Roseland Ballroom stretched around the corner of 52nd Street and up Broadway but moved along quickly. The band’s ticketless method to limit scalping seemed to work without too many headaches. Flying Lotus was on the wheels when I walked in spinning chilled-out techno but it’s tough to build a groove when the sound system is popping and cracking like a blown speaker, what a shame. Sound improved toward the end of his set and he closed with ‘Idioteque’.
Atoms for Peace took the stage as a 6-piece with Thom Yorke at piano and a guest horn player center stage (he would depart after 2 songs). They opened with ‘The Eraser’ and two things became immediately clear: 1) the sound was now perfect and 2) Flea would add some SoCal funk/punk to the set. With blue hair and a white tee (the rest of the band was in black), he was immediately wiggling/dancing across the stage laying it on thick. The set was comprised mostly of songs from The Eraser but included some Radiohead and some new songs as well.” [Blackraptor]
As promised, here are the pictures from last night’s show at Roseland Ballroom (and some from the after-show party in the mezzanine). They continue below…
More about this show and the setlist, HERE.
(sorry no Flying Lotus pics, they wouldn’t let Bao take any pictures then).