An Encounter with Klaxons

Posted by The G on September 22, 2010 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos taken with my hand.

James Righton (Vocals, Keyboards) for Klaxons and G

September 20, 2010 was a great day!  I celebrated my birthday watching Klaxons play a wickedly awesome show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.  After the show, I met the band and all members were delightfully nice.  They were all so excited to be back in New York and it showed in their performance.  I was wearing a shirt designed by Klaxons for charity and it struck me funny that none of them commented.  But when you do random acts of kindness, you are not really supposed to mention it…  Thanks again guys for showing the birthday boy a good time!

Jamie Reynolds (Vocals, Guitar) of Klaxons and G.

Simon Taylor-Davis (Bass) of Klaxons and G

Klaxons live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on September 21, 2010 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.


What better way to spend your birthday than with the British dance-punk band Klaxons?  On September 20, 2010, at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, that’s exactly what I did.  This was my first time seeing the band live and they rocked!  They played all their singles “As Above So Below,” “Gravity’s Rainbow,” “Magick,” “Atlantis to Interzone,” “Golden Skans,” “It’s Not Over Yet,” and “Echoes.” In addition, they also played a lot of their new album “Surfing the Void,” which came out recently.  The crowd went wild during every song, but luckily for me, body slamming did not occur.

James Righton of Klaxons

Jamie Reynolds and James Righton traded vocal duties and they both told the crowd numerous times how glad they were to be playing for us!  They used strobe lights throughout the show which added to the disco-punk vibe that the music has and I really had a great time at the show.  I spotted the band We Are Scientists as well as Dev Hynes from Lightspeed Champion in the audience.  I overheard that members of Hercules and Love Affair as well as members of The Strokes were in attendance, but I didn’t see them to confirm this rumour.  Also, I met Klaxons after their gig and the band was really cool.  More on my encounter with them coming soon, so stay tuned.

After the jump, see some more pictures as well as the set list.

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