show recap: lcd soundsystem
  • MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010

  • Posted by:

Photo by Vincent Cornelli via Brooklyn Vegan.

LCD Soundsystem played four headlining shows in a row at Terminal 5. This didn't seem out of the ordinary at all; on the contrary, James Murphy has established his place at the top of the DFA dynasty, and his latest album This Is Happening, has already locked down both critical acclaim and rabid fandom.



I went to the Friday show. If you didn't know how old Murphy was, watching him flaunt it on that stage would have left the impression that he was a much younger man than in reality. The band played for an hour and a half, spanning the LCD discograpy and covering nearly every base &mdash save for my own selfish wishes of "North American Scum". But that didn't stop this show from being the best of the week, if not the event of the spring (besides The National shows). "Someone Great" was great. "I Can Change" was banging. And almost every song started with a moshing frenzy of drunk, crazed fan recognition, launching the place in party mode again and again. Great stuff.

if I could have changed one thing, it would be Murphy's insistence on always ending with "New York I Love You", even if he did switch it up into "Empire State of Mind", which is another song I find bloated and overrated. Sure it's thematically fitting, we're in New York, giggles, etc. But it always seems to bring the crowd down and force a pseudo mass exodus, many of whom missed the whole "Empire" bit to begin with. But people really like both these songs, and did I mention there were so many balloons! That took care of everything.

This was a Best Of Show. SURETAINLY. This Is Happening is out now. -joe


"I Can Change":


"New York I Love You/Empire State Of Mind":


Setlist:
Us v Them
Drunk Girls
Get Innocuous
Yr City's A Sucker
Pow Pow
Daft Punk is Playing at My House
All I Want
All My Friends
I Can Change
Tribulations
Movement
Yeah

encore:
Someone Great
Losing My Edge
New York, I Love You But Your Bringing Me Down
Empire State of Mind

* * * * * * * * * * * *
MP3: "Drunk Girls" (This Is Happening)
LCD Soundsystem on Myspace

In Other News
TheMusic.FM> NYC: LCD Soundsystem Afterparty Announced as Band Begin..
LCD Soundsystem @ Terminal 5, 5/21/2010 | We All Want Someone To Shout For
LCD Soundsytem- This is Happening> Song, by Toad
Holy Ghost! & LCD Soundsystem- & Sup Magazine: intimately do..
Best New Songs from Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Black Keys, Sleepy Sun..
BUY IT, BURN IT, SKIP IT: LCD Soundsystem, The Black Keys, Band of Horses |..
Watch: LCD Soundsystem's "Empire State of Mind" NYC Tribute..
LCD Soundsystem Works "Empire State Of Mind" Into "New York,..
only assholes don't listen to lcd soundsystem> Atrocity Exhibi..
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening | Album Review : Addict Music
LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Flaming Lips, The Strokes, Many More to Play 2010 ..
Album Preview: LCD Soundsystem AND Band of Horses | KCRW Music Blog
Album Review: LCD Soundsystem "This Is Happening" & | &..
Out this week: LCD Soundsystem, Black Keys, Jamie Lidell | Rock Candy | STL..
LCD Soundsystem: This is Happening | FACT magazine: music and art
[Album Review] LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening | The Music Ninja
Hidden Track> Preview: Memorial Day Weekend Festivals
LCD Soundsystem Bristol Academy> You're My Favourite
LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening album review | Release List.NET Reviews
Robot Panic> Blog Archive> LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happen..
CONTEST: Win an LCD Soundsystem poster and CD on Doobybrain.com
Shows This Week- May 24th to May 30th | The Panic Manual
Music Video: Free Energy- "Free Energy"> telling..
Austin City Limits Headliners Feature Muse, M.I.A., Vampire Weekend, Phish,..
Seattle Subsonic> The Sasquatch Is Coming : Seattle's Music Blog
This Is Happening: LCD Soundsystem returns - Shuffle
Danger Radio Episode 56 with Adam Deibert (the voice of Muno from Yo Gabba ..
New Releases: Band of Horses, the Black Keys, The Locust | BUZZGRINDER
LCD Soundsystem- "This Is Happening" Album Review at PMA..
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM This Is Happening | Tuesday Guide
LCD Soundsystem new album AND Holy Ghost! remix!> we are not a rock ..
Murphy Confirms Lcd Soundsystem Split

Comments

Hot Baeble Videos
Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

Great Good Fine Ok live at Industry City

Great Good Fine Ok live at Industry City

Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

LOLO live at Baeble HQ

LOLO live at Baeble HQ

Bright Light Bright Light live at Baeble HQ

Bright Light Bright Light live at Baeble HQ

Bears Den live at Baeble HQ

Bears Den live at Baeble HQ

Kayla Brianna live at The Bell House

Kayla Brianna live at The Bell House

Corbu live at Baeble HQ

Corbu live at Baeble HQ

Delta Spirit live at Ruby Bird Studio

Delta Spirit live at Ruby Bird Studio

Elliphant live at Baeble HQ

Elliphant live at Baeble HQ

© 2016 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.