i'm still recovering from the klaxons/soulwax/fixed show on thursday - i can't remember the last time i had such a loud, sweaty, fun time. i went with john (who is now working for spitzer and looked like he stepped straight out of a law & order episode) and liz. i convinced liz to bring her camera, and she got some great pics.
acen - close your eyes
the goodmen - give it up
klaxons were first up (do they really not use "the" before "klaxons"? because it feels awkward to write without it....) and they absolutely killed it. young, brash, and wicked loud. perfect. highlights included "gravity's rainbow" and "4 horsemen of 2012":
klaxons - atlantis to interzone (third eye re-fit)
but it was also a night of kicks:
in this one i am rocking my black and yellow 180 id's, the gold lame kicks belong to none other than kid millionaire, and the white chucks contained suroosh alvi:
after getting worked up into a frothy mess by the klaxons, we retreated to the back bar for a bit and enjoyed a short-ish set by jdh and dave p. seriously, every time i see these guys they just solidify their spot as nyc's most consistently amazing dj team. nice work.
but we didn't have to wait long before soulwax, a vision in white denim and polo shirts, took the stage. it was interesting to see these guys live - in a way, it was exactely what a group of dj's and studio wiz's playing live should sound like. and that's a compliment. from the opening kick of "teachers" to the high point of "another excuse" soulwax kept the crowd wrapped up in spastic glory. fun fun fun night.
gorillaz - dare (soulwax mix)
all the pics from the night can be found here.