Photos by G.
The good thing about being open-minded is when you have a new experience, you can let yourself be free to witness the unknown and form your opinions later. When I saw The Editors on February 19, 2010 at New York’s Terminal 5, I didn’t really know what to expect. They’ve been around since 2002, and while I knew their name, I didn’t really know much of their music. What little I had heard made me decide to take a chance and see them live. I walked into the show as a blank slate and from the second The Editors came on stage (at 9:40 pm) until they exited (around 11:00 pm), they colored my slate with love. They were so awesome live, as I write these words, I wish the show was still going on. They needed no backdrops and fancy lights to show the crowd that they rock. Instead, lead singer Tom Smith played guitar, piano and keyboards (sometimes multiple instruments during a song). His voice sounds scarily like Ian Curtis from Joy Division and musically, if you take the best and funkiest moments The Killers have and meld it all together, you have Funky Joy Division. I’m keeping this review short because I need to switch over to Amazon.com and buy all of their albums immediately.
View some more pix and the set list for The Editors after the jump.