The Dodos live at Terminal 5

Posted by The G on June 20, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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The Dodos!

On June 19, 2010, American indie band The Dodos opened for The New Pornographers at New York’s Terminal 5.  I am going to go out on a limb and say The Dodos stole the show.  They were excellent. Usually when you see an opening act, you can tolerate the first few songs and then the band plays 5 or 6 more songs, wearing out their welcome.  This was not the case with The Dodos.  They had raw intensity that burned like fire throughout their 40 minute set.  As this was my first exposure to their music and there was not a set list to be seen, I am not sure of the songs they played.  Dodos die hards, help us out!  They did mention several times in between songs that they were playing a lot of new material and I liked all of it.  If you go to their official site (link is above), by signing up on their mailing list, you can download a free 10 track live album, recorded in Prague!  Thanks Dodos.  You rocked!

See pictures of Meric Long, Keaton Synder and Logan Kroeber – The Dodos – after the jump.

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The Dutchess and the Duke live at Terminal 5

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The Dutchess and the Duke

On June 19, 2010, Seattle-based indie-folk band The Dutchess and the Duke opened for The New Pornographers at Terminal 5 in New York. As you would expect from an indie-folk band, the songs played tonight were mostly acoustic, but there was a bit of a twist.  Male vocalist Jesse Lortz injured his finger prior to hitting the road, so he was unable to play guitar.  A replacement guitar player was brought in at the last minute and filled in quite nicely.  The songs were sung by both Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison, and their music was a nice warm up for the evening ahead.  In between songs, the Dutchess and the Duke took turns taking swigs of beer and wine from a bottle.  Never mix, never worry.

See another picture of The Dutchess and the Duke as well as the set list, after the jump.

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The New Pornographers live at Terminal 5

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New Pornographers!

On June 19, 2010 Canadian power pop/indie rock group The New Pornographers played a sold-out show at New York’s Terminal 5.  The band played 23 songs and the crowd lost their minds throughout the entire night.  The band played a nice mix of songs off all 5 of their studio albums and the names of their songs are quite clever, but sometimes are not the commonly repeated phrases in the songs, making it really hard to figure out the set list.  Luckily for my rusted mind, I have a picture of the set list, which you will see after the jump.  One of the highlights of the show for me was when male vocalist Carl Newman announced that it was singer Kathryn Calder’s birthday 2 days ago and asked if we wouldn’t mind singing her a happy birthday.  By the time he’d gotten that complete sentence out, half of the crowd had already begun singing.  The rest of the crowd joined in a few moments later and it was pretty interesting hearing 3,000 people singing “Happy Birthday,” not in unison.  Carl Newman remarked that our rendition sounded like a goth version of the song.  Without missing a beat, he then joked “it’s my birthday today.”  Funny stuff!  I took a video of “Jackie Dressed in Cobras” and “A Bite Out of My Bed” (featuring opening act The Dodos on horns!) and that will be coming soon, so stay tuned for.  On a personal note, as I was walking out of the venue, I saw an extremely drunk woman trip and fall on her face (literally) and I thought she was a goner.  She passed out and I waited on the sidelines for security to get there to see if she was ok, as it sounded like she really injured herself really badly.  I saw her get up, so hopefully she learned her lesson not to drink and walk! And now, on a happier note, enjoy some more pictures of The New Pornographers!

Neko Case and Carl Newman of the New Pornographers.

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