LCD Soundsystem, Remembered

Cool but never cold, funny but never ironic, a great New  York band bids adieu

Back in 2002, when this all was still a Murphy solo project (though fleshed out, then as now, with a backing band), he played an early show at the Bowery Ballroom. He was but a grace note to the Rapture, the evening's main draw. And yes, I was there, hanging back by the bar, a witness to a handful of discordant songs emanating from a stage full of wire-tangled gear. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't particularly memorable, either. But a little over four years later, they were back on that same stage, this time as headliners. They had recently released their epic sophomore full-length, Sound of Silver, and they played one of the most powerful sets I've ever seen on any stage. When Murphy sang "Someone Great," which is, loosely, a song about loss, I flashed back to all the things and people I missed so much in my great city, and I cried. There were ghosts in the crowd that night, but all of my friends were there, too, and in the end, that made everything all right.

Can stop the music.
Kmeron/Flickr
Can stop the music.

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Madison Square Garden

Seventh Ave. & 32nd St.
New York, NY 10001

Category: Music Venues

Region: Chelsea

LCD Soundsystem play Madison Square Garden April 2 and Terminal 5 March 28 through 31

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