One of the best things about going to a show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ is that you can order food in the dining area of the venue. Which basically makes Maxwell’s the rock club where you can have the quickest dash from your dinner to your concert. It takes about 1 minute to cross the dining room, go past the bathrooms, and head into the performance area.
The other kinda mildly amusing thing is that usually a couple of hours before the main act is supposed to go on you almost always spot them pigging out in the dining area. It reminds you that musicians are people too–they have to eat delicious artery-clogging cheeseburgers just like the rest of us.
Anyway…Yeah Yeah Yeahs played tonight at Maxwell’s. It was SO freaking awesome and probably one of the most sweatiest concerts I’ve ever been to. Seriously, after it was over everyone looked like they’d just gone on the Niagra Falls tour–damp and sticky.
According to lead singer Karen O, they played 90 percent new material. People sang along to songs like the single, “Gold Lion,” and some old favorites like “Art Star”…but more surprising was that some people were even singing along to songs of the yet-to-be-released album. Hmmm.
“Phenomena” is absolutely one of my favorite songs off the new album. It’s a dark and sexy tune that you cannot help but rock out to. God, how can one band be so good?!
Karen was decked out in a red and purple frock that looked to me like a variation on the Christian Joy “Bean Dress”, a “Kamp Krusty” Simpsons t-shirt, some black sheer jester-style tights, and all-black Converse high tops.
Turn Into/ Gold Lion/ Honey Bear/ Mysteries/ Art Star/ Phenomena/ Rockers/ Sweets/ Cheated Hearts/ Maps (acoustic)/ Miles Away/ Modern Romance/ Tick