Thursday, June 14, 2007
Franz Ferdinand at Bowery Ballroom
Well I guess the new trend these days is for bands that can overwhelmingly sellout the Bowery Ballroom decide, well, to play the Bowery Ballroom. Last week was Interpol, this week was Maroon 5 (no comment) and last night Franz Ferdinand. Anyhow, last night they played an hour set that really displayed why Franz Ferdinand is a household name that can really get a crowd into a frenzy. The band may have opened with "Jacqueline" but was not hesistant to try out their new material. The new songs are heavily synth based but maintain that 'Franz Ferdinand' sound. The set consisted of mixed balanced between old and new but the new material seemed to recieve a warm reception from a crowd that seemed to be really into the music and not some audience of nYc people attending an "it" show. Of course the hits like "Michael", "Take Me Out", "Dark Of The Matinee"...had the crowd really dancing but it was just an all around good feeling to see a crowd that really did not see one person remaining still. The band really sounded incrediby tight and it was nice to hear Alex tell the audience how nice it is to be playing with the audience so close. Overall this was an excellent show and I am anticipating a strong third release from this Glasgow foursome.
Eleanor Put Your Boots on.mp3
These cats were also in attendance-check out their reviews, photos, mp3s:
*The Modern Age