G meets Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club

Posted by The G on May 13, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Alex�Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club and G.

I heart the Two Door Cinema Club.  The Irish indie-pop/electronic band had just finished it’s first headlining gig in Manhattan (to which the band admitted several times on stage that it was one of the highlights of all of their lives!) on May 12, 2010 and I met lead singer Alex Trimble backstage at the Bowery Ballroom.  I don’t think it’s possible that he could have been any nicer than he was.  That makes me extra happy because I’ve been really loving Two Door Cinema Club’s debut album “Tourist History” for quite a while now and I love it when my favorites are nice to me.  Thanks again Alex and I am confident that you and the rest of TDCC are going to be huge stars!

Bad Veins live at the Bowery Ballroom

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Bad Veins

On May 12, 2010, Cincinnati rockers Bad Veins opened for Two Door Cinema Club at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.  The band has been all the buzz on every hip blog from here to eternity and they definitely live up to it.  I saw something new tonight on stage as well.  Lead singer Benjamin Davis (pictured above) had some sort of electronic contraption that was attached to a phone and he was able to sing through it making distorted vocals.  That was pretty cool.  Also, drummer Sebastian Schultz played the shit out of the drums.  He was drumming so hard, I could see wood chips from his drumsticks flying through the air!  I might have been rockin’ out from the front row just a little bit.  On their official site you can find links to official mp3s for free, so give them a spin and decide for yourself.

Two Door Cinema Club live at the Bowery Ballroom

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Two Door Cinema Club

On May 12, 2010, Irish indie-pop/electronic band Two Door Cinema Club played their first ever headlining gig in Manhattan at the Bowery Ballroom. I’ve been really enjoying their debut album “Tourist History” for quite awhile now and the good news for the USA is that it was just released.  The album hardly sounds like a first record and instead sounds like a greatest hits set as pretty much every song on “Tourist History” is catchy enough to be a smash single.  They sound a bit like the band Phoenix, but with much better lyrics.  Sometimes when you like an album so much, it’s scary to hear it performed live, because it always disappoints, but that was not the case with Two Door Cinema Club.  Their live act was just as fun as the album and the sold-out crowd was loving every minute of it and sang along to every word of every song, including a couple of tracks that never made it to the album!  They played all of my favorites including “Undercover Martyn,” “This Is the Life,” “What You Know,” “Come Back Home,” “I Can Talk” and my latest obsession “Something Good Can Work,” and all of them sounded great.  There’ll be a video of “Something Good Can Work,” coming soon, but let me warn you now – the sound quality is crappy, so you should definitely check out the studio version.  The band revealed that they would be back in the fall to play the much larger Webster Hall, so it looks like these guys are well on their way to super-stardom.  I met the band backstage after the show and they were all extremely nice.  More on that to come as well.  I highly recommend “Tourist History” and I am sure it will make my best albums of 2010 list.

For now, enjoy some more pictures and the set list after the jump.

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