October 12, 2014

Yelle / Lemonade - Irving Plaza - October 10, 2014




I really loved Yelle when I saw them in 2011 but I loved them even more this time around.  I thought the choreographed drumming was fun to watch and when both men came out from behind the drums to show off their boney butts with some “round the world,” action; it was cute and comical.  As for Julie Budet, she’s just a joy to watch.  I found it very amusing that she alternates after each song between English and French, bunching out  the words “Merci Beacoup!”  (enunciating Mer-Ci-Bea-Coup as if it were four words.)

Lemonade, who I've seen twice before, opened the show with high energy set that grew more powerful with each song.  Below are photos and set lists for both bands by order of appearance. 

Lemonade


Set List
1.Stepping
2.Clearest
3.Ice Water
4.Come Down Softly
5.Durutti Shore
6.Orchid Bloom
7.Big Changes
8. Big Weekend





Lemonade are:
Callan Clendenin (vocals),
Ben Steidel (synths, bass)
Alex Pasternak (drums, programming)


Yelle



Set List
1. Unillusion
2. Comme Un Enfant
3. Chimie physique
4. À Cause Des Garçons
5   Je Veux Te Voir
6.  L’Amour parfait
7.  Dire qu'on va tous mourir
8. Jeune Fille Garnement
9.  Que Veux-Tu
10.  J'ai Bu
11.  Ba$$in
12.  Toho
13.  Safari Disco Club
14.  S'éteint Le Soleil

Encore
15.  Tristesse / Joie
16.  Complètement Fou















Yelle are:
Julie Budet  - Vocals
Jean-François Perrier - Drums
Franck Richard - Drums



February 28, 2014

Mayer Hawthorne / Quadron / DJ Kurse - Webster Hall - February 27, 2014



Mayer Hawthorne, and openers Quadron plus DJ Kurse, were nothing short of fabulous.  It was a great show from begininng to end. Here are photos from all three performances by order of appearance as well as the both band set lists.

DJ Kurse




Quadron











Mayer Hawthorne














Mayer Hawthorne - vocals, guitar

Mayer Hawthorne's band AKA "The County" are:
Quentin Joseph – Drums
Joseph Abrams – Bass
Quincy McCracy – Keys
Christian Wunderlich – Guitar


February 16, 2014

Yuck / Alvvays / Painted Zeros - Bowery Ballroom - February 15, 2014




Somehow I knew Yuck was going to be a great band to see and they were. Along with opening bands Painted Zeros and Alvvays, who impressed me as well, Saturday night was a great evening. Here are photos, set lists from each band's set by order of appearance and a video from Yuck's encore at the very bottom.

Painted Zeros


Painted Zeros Set List
 This American Life
Palm Tree
 Jaime
Call Back
 Bossy
 Too Drunk
Polar Night





Painted Zeros are:
Guitar/Vocals - Katie Lau
Bass / Bckgd Vox - Nolan Eley
Drums - Jared Kaner



Alvvays


Alvvays Set List
Atop a Cake
 Ones Who Love You
 Next of Kin 
 The Agency Group
 He's on the Beach
 Dives 
 Your Type
 Party Police
 Adult Diversion
 Archie







Alvvays are:
Molly Rankin - lead vocals/guitar
Kerri Maclellan - keyboards
Alec O’Hanley- guitar/bckgrd vox
Brian Murphy - bass
Phil MacIsaac-drums



Yuck


Yuck's Set List
Middle Sea
Holing Out
Lose My Breath
Out of Time
Get Away
Rebirth
Nothing New
Another One (New Song)
The Wall
Age of Consent (New Order Cover)
Operation
Encore:

Memorial Fields
Georgia










Yuck are:
Max Bloom – guitar, vocals
Mariko Doi – bass, vocals
Jonny Rogoff – drums
Ed Hayes – guitar