Review: Florence and the Machine live at Radio City Music Hall

Posted by The G on May 9, 2012 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

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Florence and the Machine

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine

Florence Welch is a born performer!  Her band Florence and the Machine performed a sold out show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2012.  The show was being broadcast on the TV channel FUSE, so Florence asked the crowd during the first song if we wouldn’t mind standing up, and the rest of the show had a festival-like atmosphere despite being in the classy and legendary venue.  Florence mentioned many times how great it was to be playing at the famous Radio City and that she feels like New York is like a second home to her.  The crowd returned the love and then some!

Rock to the F-l-o!

Before the song “Raise it Up,” she asked the crowd if people would get up on their partner’s shoulders like the do at festivals, and the crowd had no problem complying!  She engaged the crowd in many sing-a-longs and ran back and forth (barefoot, no less) across the stage with her flowing dress at times channeling Stevie Nicks and at other times channeling Siouxsie Sioux. Florence’s voice is powerful and booming and I recall from the last time I saw her live, her voice and amazing stage presence flow out effortlessly.

Florence!

My only slight gripe with the show was that it seemed a bit short.  She played for about an hour and a half, totaling 13 songs.  She did play favorites such as “Dog Days are Over,” “Raise It Up,” “Cosmic Love,” “Shake It Out” and “What The Water Gave Me,” and “Leave My Body,” but considering she only has two albums, it seemed like a bunch of songs were omitted.  “Drumming,” “Hurricane Drunk,” “My Boy Builds Coffins,” “You Got The Love” and “Breaking Down” come to mind.  However, my thoughts on seeing Florence and The Machine have not change.  She’s an electrifying performer and there is no doubt that she will be soon selling out stadiums across the world.  And what a sight it will be watching her slay huge crowds with her strangeness and charm.

See the set list after the jump.

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Video: “Not Even Jail” live by Interpol

Posted by The G on May 16, 2011 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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I can’t believe a week has passed since seeing Interpol in concert (for my 4th time in a year…. lucky me!)  The band raised money for the Sickday Safety Net organization and I’d appreciate if you’d take a look at their site and donate if you can.  Sickday helps out New York’s creative community that are without health insurance.

The final song Interpol performed on May 8, 2011 at Terminal 5 in New York was “Not Even Jail.”  It features one of my favorite Interpol lyrics – “you’re making people’s lives feel less private.”  And it goes something like this….

Video: “Say Hello To The Angels” live by Interpol

Posted by The G on May 9, 2011 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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Please excuse the annoying screaming woman as this clip opens.  She regains composure once the song starts.  It’ll be worth it when you see a crystal clear performance from Interpol doing one of my favorites, “Say Hello To The Angels” live at Terminal 5 in New York on May 8, 2011.  The band performed at the “Sickday Fuzzy Sock Hop” to raise money for the Sickday Safety Net organization, a great cause to help aid New Yorkers without health insurance.  Kudos to Interpol for donating their time for such a great cause.

And now… enjoy “Say Hello to the Angels” by Interpol – another world exclusive from According2g.com – the best of the music and art scene in New York, 7 days a week.  A video of “Not Even Jail” in this quality will also be up soon, so make sure you bookmark this site!

Interpol Raise Money for Sickday

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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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