Thievery Corporation live at the Beacon Theatre

Posted by The G on October 22, 2010 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Thievery Corporation

On October 21, 2010, I saw the Washington DC based DJ duo Thievery Corporation live at the Beacon Theater in New York.  They hit the stage at 9 pm and though they opened the show which later featured Massive Attack, the band played for an astonishing hour and a half!  The music of Thievery Corporation is lush, has fat beats and makes you want to close your eyes and shake everything you’ve got.  In concert, that’s exactly what the sold out crowd did.  It was a non-stop dance party of love as the band played song after song with each track becoming a little bit more funky than the preceding one.  Each song featured different vocalists and as each singer exited the stage, they shouted out “Theivery Corporation!”  It was great. On the picture taking front, there was not much to photograph as the stage was lit with flashing lights throughout the performance, but if you ever get a chance to see them live, I recommend it!

See the set list (as well as who sung each track), after the jump.

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Massive Attack live at the Beacon Theatre

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Robert Del Naja aka 3D of Massive Attack

I saw Massive Attack live for the first time earlier this year and I loved every second of it. After seeing them perform at the Beacon Theatre on October 21, 2010, I can honestly say that my opinion has not changed – they are so incredible live!  The stage setup was nearly identical to when I saw them at Terminal 5, but the major differences are the Beacon has assigned seating whereas Terminal 5 is general admission.  The night kicked off with an hour and a half tribal set from Thievery Corporation (more to come) and when Massive Attack took the stage around 11 pm, the crowd was ready to jam.  Massive Attack’s light show got better by the song as more colors were introduced, more lights were used and the patterns the lights were making was enough to induce a hallucinogenic state!  It also made me happy that Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja turned up to the gig since I gave him directions yesterday and anyone that knows me can vouch for my terrible sense of direction.

Martina Topley-Bird

The entire evening was a highlight, but for the people that like to hear the hits, “Angel,” “Tear Drop,” and “Interia Creeps” were all played.  Surprisingly absent were “Karmacoma” and “Unfinished Sympathy,” but good news, they are playing the Beacon Theatre again on October 23, 2010, so if you missed the show tonight – cancel your plans and go see them!

Daddy G

See the setlist, after the jump.

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