Interpol Raise Money for Sickday

Posted by The G on May 9, 2011 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Paul Banks of Interpol

I have a massive band crush on Interpol.  I love their music, they are great in concert, I’ve had 3 really positive experiences meeting the band and tonight, they rocked and raised money for a great cause.  Dubbed the “Sickday Fuzzy Sock Hop,” to raise money for the Sickday Safety Net organization, Interpol and Blonde Redhead played a sold out show at New York’s Terminal 5 on May 8, 2011.  Before you read on about the show, please have a look at the Sickday Safety Net site – especially if you are one of the many New Yorkers without health insurance.  And now, on with the show.  Interpol hit the stage at 9:30 and played for a little over an hour and a half.  This was the last night of their nearly year long tour and they announced many times how happy they were to be home.  The only two songs I can think of that were surprise omissions were “Stella Was A Diver and She’s Always Down” and “Barricade,” but in place of those songs, we heard “Mammoth,” “Rest My Chemistry,” “The Lighthouse” and B-side “Specialist” from the very early days of the band. Some of the highlights for me were “Not Even Jail,” “Obstacle 1,” “Evil” and “Narc.”  “Say Hello To The Angels,” was another crowd favorite and a video will be coming soon so stay tuned. 

Paul Banks of Interpol

  See the set list as well as the Fuzzy Sock Hop poster after the jump.

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