Gang of Four live at Webster Hall

Posted by The G on February 9, 2011 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Gang of Four

Jon King of Gang of Four

The UK post-punk band Gang of Four are back!  On tour supporting their first new studio album in 15 years (“Content”), the band, who have influenced modern rockers from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Franz Ferdinand, took the stage at New York’s Webster Hall for a sold out show on February 8, 2011. Though their name is Gang of Four, only two of the original members are still in the group (lead singer Jon King and guitarist/vocalist Andy Gill).  Though the band rocked, the people standing near me were ultra-annoying as they kept pushing and shoving and were completely clueless about the fact that there was no need to invade my space because there was plenty of room for everyone.  I moved around several times, and I kept encountering the same thing, which as you know does not make me happy.  Concert amateur night.  Luckily, the dance/punk songs kept my spirits up.

Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Mixing classic hits in amongst the new material, every song was a dance party and lead singer Jon King’s stage presence is insane!  He dances around like a mad man and then settles into a random spot on the stage where he’ll sing for a few moments before moving on to the next location.  Andy Gill played some guitar solos with the trademark Gang of Four feedback and though it was only 18 degrees outside, the inside of Webster Hall was scorching! After each song, King thanked the crowd in Spanish, saying “Gracias.” Gracias backatcha for rocking Gang of Four!

See the set list and one more photo after the jump.

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The National Play A Secret Show at Webster Hall

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Matt Berninger of The National

What a wonderful day this has been.  There will be separate blogs on each of these subjects coming soon, so please be patient.  I am only one man with many great adventures to write about. Picture it: a very very very cold day in New York, February 8, 2011.  It began seeing the Lynda Benglis career retrospective exhibit at the New Museum.  From there, I got the opportunity to meet actors Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm.  Next, I went to see Gang of Four at Webster Hall.  On my way to the restroom, I went downstairs, near the venue within a venue – the Studio at Webster Hall.  As my great fortune would have it, The National was playing a secret show that will be taped for a future MTV broadcast!  Wow, what a great day!  Sadly, I only got to see the final song The National played, which was “Terrible Love,” but you don’t see me complaining!  One song is better than nothing!  During the song, lead singer Matt Berninger made his way through the crowd while singing! Too cool!  I am looking forward to seeing the broadcast to catch all the songs I missed.

The National at Webster 2

The National at The Studio at Webster Hall

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