Review: Penguin Prison and Miike Snow at Terminal 5 (2nd Night)

Posted by The G on April 26, 2012 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Chris Glover of Penguin Prison

On April 25, 2012, New York was treated to a double bill of great dance music as Penguin Prison and Miike Snow played their second of three sold out shows at Terminal 5.  I’ve seen Penguin Prison perform quite a few times and to date, this is the largest venue I’ve seen them play.  It worked perfectly to see close to 3,000 people shaking their bodies to the infectious dance pop of Penguin Prison’s music.   Despite a photographer pit and a huge barricade, lead singer Chris Glover still found a way to jump into the crowd and dance with the audience.  One of the highlights for me was their cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans,” of which Penguin Prison recently remixed.  The track got no introduction and when the lyrics began, you could hear the audience squeal with delight.  Hearing 3,000 people shout out “Don’t Fuck With My Money” was also one of the pinnacles of the night.  For those attending tonight’s 3rd and final night, the show begins promptly at 8:00 PM, so don’t miss Penguin Prison’s set!

Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow

Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow

An hour and a half later at 9:30 PM, Miike Snow took the stage.  They must have taken my suggestion from their previous tour, which consisted of nearly the same light display for the duration of the show, as each song had a different and even more wild light show than the previous track.  Like their last tour, the band emerged from behind a smoke machine wearing masks.  They removed the masks after the first song and the audience was loving every second of it.  Lead singer Andrew Wyatt moved all over the stage and often sang at a keyboard towards the rear of the stage.  In the center of the stage, there was huge pod-like device that had lights, keyboards and a projector contained within it (see photo below).  I’ve never seen anything like that before.  Highlights of the show were the excellent new songs “Paddling Out,” (of which Penguin Prison recently remixed and is great) as well as “Devil’s Work.”  Classics from their debut album such as “Sylvia,” “Animal” and “Sans Soleil” were also played.

Miike Snow Terminal 5

Miike Snow - Terminal 5

Thanks to Penguin Prison and Miike Snow for a great night of lights and dancing!

See both set lists after the jump.

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10 More Great Songs of 2010

Posted by The G on December 13, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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You might recall that in July, I listed my 10 favorite songs of the year up until that point. This has been a great year for music and I have 10 more songs to add to that list.  See my additional picks after the jump.

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Tweet For A Mark Ronson Remix!

Posted by The G on November 27, 2010 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Mark Ronson

For the second time in under a month, I’ve proven that Twitter is not completely useless!  If you want the Holy Ghost remix of the Mark Ronson produced song “Somebody To Love Me,” featuring vocals by Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow) and Boy George, go to this site, simply retweet the message, and get a free download link.  Both the album version (from Ronson’s amazing “Record Collection”) as well as the remix are must-haves, so I highly recommend you do this!  You can follow me @according2g on Twitter if you just can’t get enough G action.

An Encounter with Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow

Posted by The G on October 7, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Andrew Wyatt (lead singer of Miike Snow) and G

On October 6, 2010 prior to seeing Miike Snow’s electronic/rock/light show at Terminal 5, I met lead singer Andrew Wyatt.  He was extremely cool, as you can see from the above photo.  Andrew Wyatt recently lent his vocals to a track called “You Gave Me Nothing,” which appears on Mark Ronson’s latest album “Record Collection.”  I am loving it so much!  If you haven’t had a chance to pick up Miike Snow’s self-titled album, I recommend that as well. It’s awesome!  Thanks again Andrew for being cool and for putting on a kick ass show!  Miike Snow is also playing Terminal 5 on October 7, 2010 in New York.

Miike Snow live at Terminal 5

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Miike Snow

When you see an electronic band live, several things are certain:  strobe lights, underage kids gobbling up pills like they are candy, a massive dance party and really awesome music.  All of those things happened as electronic-rockers Miike Snow played the first of two sold out shows at New York’s Terminal 5 on October 6, 2010.  (Side note: they went on at 10:15 pm for those wondering what time to get to the venue tomorrow).  I enjoyed the show a lot as I love Miike Snow’s self-titled debut album.  Lead singer Andrew Wyatt has a smooth voice that works great over an electronic beat and he has recently lent his voice to “You Gave Me Nothing” by Mark Ronson, which I am also loving.  In addition, I met Andrew prior to the show and he was really cool.  More on that coming soon (so stay tuned).  The only small complaint I had with Miike Snow’s live show is that the flashing strobe lighting effects used on the opening track didn’t vary much throughout the hour plus set.  Therefore, by the end of the show, I was starting to get a headache from seeing the same flashing lights over and over again.  Luckily, they sounded great live and it was really fun standing above the crowd and watching a dance party take place song after song. The highlight for me was their cover of “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend.  Miike Snow did a really cool remix of the track and it was a treat to hear it live.  A video of the cover is coming soon, so stay tuned!  Sometimes it snows in October.

Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow

The setlist was:  Intro / Cult Logic / Burial / Black And Blue / A Horse Is Not A Home / Rabbit / Sylvia / Plastic Jungle / Sans Soleil / Animal.


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