Photo by G.
JD Samson of MEN
Who are they to be so free? Dance band MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre) recently recorded a live session for Daytrotter. You can download the session for free on Daytrotter’s official site.
The tracklist for the session is:
Simultaneously / Life’s Half Price / Boom Boom Boom / Double Dare Ya
Happy groovin’ to ya!
Photos by G.
On March 9, 2011, Brooklyn based band and art performance collective MEN played a sold out show at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom. Mr. Showbiz, Murray Hill took the stage at 11 pm and introduced MEN after sets from New Villager and IUD. The second JD Samson, lead singer of MEN hit the stage, Bowery Ballroom was a non-stop dance party. For the first song, MEN wore a pink triangle hat that extended across the stage (as you can see above). From there, it was outfit changes, funky grooves and a very happy and dancing crowd.
from left: JD Samson and Michael O'Neill of MEN
One of the highlights for me was the song “Who Am I To Feel So Free” which was both a club banger and a fun sing-a-long. After JD sang the title of the song, the audience replied with “Who am I?” which really sounded good as every single person in the 500 person venue participated. MEN played most of the songs off their album “Talk About Body” during their hour and a half set.
Before the show, I got the chance to talk to Mr. Showbiz himself, Murray Hill as well as JD Samson! I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get a photo of the two superstars. Murray was also kind enough to take a photo with me and MEN’s JD Samson! Thanks Murray, and thanks JD! See that photo after the jump and go see MEN when they come to your town. You’ll have a blast!
Murray Hill and JD Samson
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