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LCD Soundsystem + Dappled Cities Fly @ Enmore Theatre
26/01/2008

It is extremely hard to sum up into logical sentences just how friggin' amazing this show was. How it immediately deleted last week's wondrous Arcade Fire performance from my memory and just how well James Murphy and his band transformed the already terrific music of LCD Soundsystem into something so much larger and awe inspiring.

LCD Soundsystem

Local lads Dappled Cities Fly opened the scheduled evening of entertainment up like a eager beaver would open a clam. They started to an almost empty room. They ended playing to room about 60% full. The time in between was spent playing some songs. Most of these songs were from their last album Granddance except for an older one (Cream) and a new one which sounded fairly awesome.

Dappled Cities Fly

Dappled Cities Fly

Dappled Cities Fly

James Murphy delivers his live performance much like we would his DJ set. Every song has a logical position in the timeline of the show - each one executed and blended in a manner that ensures the energy in the room never drops. The music was given a whole new burst of life via the live band. Every note sounded crisper and each track sounded as though it was full to the brim with sound. Pat Mahoney on drums belted away in a precise manner that formed the backbone for the songs which the other members of the band skillfully built the melodic elements around.

Movement was a particular highlight of the set. The song lends itself to make an entertaining transition to a live setting yet the build-up to the climatic punk ending sounded so much larger and more powerful than on record. The extended band jam session that birthed from Yeah was also fantastic and the decision to break from the usual formula and play the poppier singles, Daft Punk Is Playing At My House and North American Scum, outside of the opening and/or closing slots was a great idea that was quite obviously welcomed by the responsive crowd. The energy level in the theatre, despite the initial rumblings of lackluster ticket sales, never dipped below a rating of 'great'.

Even the dry-humping of a slightly over-happy guy next me couldn't ruin the blissfulness of All My Friends. The rising intensity and explosive climax was like a wave of awesomeness that showered the only too happy crowd.

The encore consisted of two of the more introspective numbers from Sound Of Silver - Someone Great and New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down. A fantastic way to close as it successfully brought the personal side of LCD Soundsystem's music back as the focus and humanised the entire set that had just been performed.

Murphy loses some points for not jumping on the opportunity to change New York to Sydney for the final number, but I feel he knew that the show didn't require such sneaky crowd pleasing tricks. It was already well past the point of being memorable for all those in attendance.

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

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Comments

gemdilem

It was truly an awesome show. Great review, summed up the night perfectly!

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

yeh
thanks for the photos gem..
didn't credit you .. sorry

1 decade ago

gemdilem

ohhh yeah thanks for the credit... I'll remember that come Christmas... although I think some of your photos turned out better than mine anyway...

1 decade ago

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