photos by Ryan Muir

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"[Jonsi's] concert was a tribute to Nature, both sublime and pitiless. His backdrop was a window onto a dark forest; videos showed plants blossoming, predators pursuing prey and ravaging storms.

While the album starts with its thumping, upbeat songs, the concert took its time, starting with folky acoustic ballads, a somber hymn and Steve Reich Minimalist patterns. Folkiness carried over into the danceable songs. There was always something hand-played, an acoustic guitar or a plinking vibraphone, in the mix. And when the faster songs arrived, with the cosmic advice of "Go Do" -- "We should always know that we can do everything" -- Jonsi's high, clear voice was not only the carrier of insistent pop hooks, but also a messenger of ecstatic hope." [NY Times]

Jonsi completed his North American tour Sunday night at Terminal 5. Death Vessel opened that show and the one the night before it at the same venue. More pictures and a bunch of videos from Saturday (5/8), below...

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Jónsi - "Kolniður" - 5/8/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

Jónsi - "Grow Till Tall" - 5/8/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

Jónsi - "Tornado" - 5/8/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

Jónsi Birgisson@Terminal 5

Jónsi Birgisson@Terminal 5 PART2