Last night Fall Out Boy front man Patrick Stump played a very sold out solo show at New York’s Studio at Webster Hall on November 16, 2011. I would like to point out that the security at the door practically molested my friend and I on the way in – and laughed about it when I straight up told the security guard that I felt violated just to enter a freakin’ concert (which was unnecessary, uncool and if the legal system in this country wasn’t so ridiculous, I’d press charges!), so BEWARE when setting foot inside that venue.
In other news, here’s “The ‘I’ in Lie” live by Patrick Stump!
I met Patrick after the show and he was extremely cool. You can see a photo from that moment after the jump.
On November 15, 2011, Boise, Idaho’s Youth Lagoon played their second of 2 sold out shows at Mercury Lounge in New York. The show began with the tribal music of Australia’s (but now based in New York) Young Magic. Technical problems delayed the start of Youth Lagoon’s set, but it was worth the wait! Lead singer Trevor Powers’ voice has elements of Bob Dylan and Andrew VanWyngarden from MGMT. Many songs started off with just Trevor and the piano and by the second verse, they were full blown power-pop tracks. Considering the power of his voice and his lyrics, it’s extra amazing that Trevor Powers is only 22 years old! There’s no doubt that he’s going to be a big star! He played his entire debut album “The Year of Hibernation” for the adoring crowd, though in a different running order.
Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon
One of the most endearing moments of the night was when Trevor told the crowd how as a native of Idaho, he’d always dreamed of coming to New York. With his career starting to take off, he’s been able to not only visit, but play multiple sold out shows on several trips to New York in 2011! It’s clear, he’ll be coming back to the Big Apple many more times in his budding career – but I suspect the next time he comes to town, he’ll be playing in a larger venue.
I talked with Trevor as he was setting up for the show and he was very cool. You can see a photo from that moment after the jump. Thanks again Trevor and I have every confidence that you’re going to be a huge star!
I proved today that Twitter is not entirely useless! [Side note, you can follow me at According2g, if you are interested]. LaRoux announced via Twitter that they’d be doing an intimate performance at the Renaissance Hotel in New York in the afternoon of November 16, 2010 and I was front row (as always) to catch all the action. I met LaRoux’ lead singer Elly Jackson prior to the show and she was extremely nice (more on that to come, so stay tuned). The lobby of the Renaissance Hotel was turned into a lounge setting and LaRoux performed a 4 song acoustic set. I’d estimate that less than 50 people were there so in addition to getting to hear different versions of LaRoux’ songs, the setting was extremely intimate! Apparently the show is being broadcast in Times Square later today and will probably surface on the internet shortly thereafter. The band opened and closed with a nice chill-out version of “In For The Kill.” Next was a smooth version of “I’m Not Your Toy.” Elly Jackson sang “Bulletproof” with just her on guitar (which was really cool) and the band closed like they opened, with “In For The Kill.” They asked if we would not video the show, but you know me – between having selective hearing and not wanting to disappoint my beloved readers, I had no choice – so stay tuned for a video of “Bulletproof” in the next few days. LaRoux is playing New York’s Terminal 5 on November 17, 2010.