If you read this site somewhat regularly (which makes you one of my heroes by default), you know that I see a TON of live music. In the last several years of seeing hundreds of new bands, one of my favorites (if not my very favorite) is the Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala. In addition to being fantastic musicians, lead singer Kevin Parker’s vocals are a marriage of George Harrison and John Lennon’s sound. I have worn out their 2 albums and EP and I’ve seen them in concert many times. The more I see them (or listen to them), the more I just absolutely fall in love. On October 1, 2013, they played on a triple bill that also featured Sean Lennon’s group Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and Flaming Lips at the dreaded Terminal 5 in New York. To say the show was mind-blowing was an understatement. You’ll see what I mean once you click play and get lost in the psychedelic groove of “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control.”
I finally got to see Scissor Sisters perform my favorite track off their amazing album “Night Work.” The song is “Sex and Violence” and they performed during the New Yorker Festival in Manhattan on October 1, 2011. You can read about the event here and you can also see the world premiere of their new song “San Luis Obispo” here. Thanks SS. Love you!
Scissor Sisters were in New York on October 1, 2011 at the New Yorker festival to talk about their career and play a nine song acoustic set! In addition to playing hits such as “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin,'” “Laura,” and “Fire With Fire,” the band also played “Sex and Violence” from their criminally underrated album “Night Work” and they also premiered a new song – “San Luis Obispo.” I know so many Scissor-heads that could not be in New York will want to see this video, so this is for you. If anyone in the band or SS management team wants me to take this video down, I will. My intention is to share the music, not rob from the artists, because I am a Scissor Sister – and so are you! If you like videos such as the one you are about to see, become a fan of this page and visit daily. I post world exclusive photos and/or videos all the time. 7 days a week, in fact.
October 1, 2010 was a night of musical greatness at New York’s Terminal 5. In addition to great sets from The Temper Trap and Delphic, New York natives The Hundred In The Hands got the night kicked off with some electronic funkiness. The opening track ultimately had vocals but it started off with music and samples that were sung live. It was like watching a remix being performed. I had a smile on my face from that moment and all the way through The Hundred In The Hands’ 30 minute set. They told the crowd how excited they were to be playing for us and the crowd reciprocated the love by dancing and shaking our groove thangs for their entire set. Their self titled LP just came out on September 21, 2010 (the day after my birthday) and I am just about to sink my teeth (or ears, in this case) into it. Looking forward to it.
On October 1, 2010, Manchester’s Delphic played to a sold out crowd at New York’s Terminal 5. I saw them earlier this year, not having heard any of their music and by the end of that show, I was a fan. Their album “Acolyte” was not yet released in the United States when I saw them initially, and since that night, I’ve listened to the album so many times, there’s no doubt that it is securing a spot in my best albums of 2010 list. It was so great to see the band live after becoming familiar with their music because they are killer live! I am still battling my case of laryngitis, but I did my best to sing along to every track. Apologies to the people standing near me if I sounded like a dying cat. Their 8 song set was played as a continuous mix and it was an hour long dance party that everyone in Terminal 5 was enjoying. It’s hard to pick a favorite song, but looking at my I-pod counter, I’ve heard “Red Lights” the most and I thought I was going to lose control when the song came on because I love it so much. Luckily, for the sake of you, my dear readers, I held it together and took a video which you’ll see very soon. Please be patient. I am one person with lots of adventures to write about.
James Cook of Delphic
If you’ve never heard Delphic’s music before, please visit their official website (link is above) where you can download 1 unreleased track (Sanctuary), 1 extended version (This Momentary) and 2 remixes they’ve done for other artists (Phoenix, Everything Everything). I highly recommend it! As you’ve already read, I met lead singer James Cook after the set and he was a delightful person! This was a night for the books. I am really looking forward to Delphic becoming worldwide superstars and if their set from tonight is any prediction of future success, I think they have nothing to worry about.