The Arcade Fire kicked off their first of three NYC shows at United Palace Theater last night...

Arcade Fire @ United Palace, NYC - May 7, 2007 *
Arcade Fire at united Palace

The National @ United Palace, NYC - May 7, 2007 (CRED)
The National at united Palace

How was the show?

I needed to cleanse my soul a little, so I instead went to see Type O Negative at Irving Plaza (the Fillmore). It my first time at Irving since it became "The Fillmore" - there were apples, there were posters on the wall, but yeah - that's about the only thing I noticed was any different. Type O, my LONG time Brooklyn rock 'n roll obsession, was great. I would go again tonight if I could (they're playing 2 sold-out nights in a row), but my obsession with Bjork is even greater (not to mention all the rest of the competition).

More photos by Michael Gruen from United Palace below....

Arcade Fire at united Palace

Arcade Fire at united Palace

Arcade Fire at united Palace

Arcade Fire at united Palace

* all five Arcade Fire photos by Michael Gruen