Wednesday night’s show at Bowery Ballroom was the third time I’ve seen them this year. I’ve enjoyed ever performance more than the last, and this show was no different. The band sounds as tight as can be with the new lineup, and they really gave it there all. The set saw a fair breakdown between both Portamento and The Drums. They also played early cuts “I Felt Stupid” & “Baby It’s Not The Point”.
Johnny was one point last night, as entertaining as ever with his dramatic moves. If you’re a fan of the band, don’t sleep on their live show. It re-creates the mood and emotions found on their recordings, focusing on the best elements that just jump out live. “Down By The Water” and “The Future” are two examples of songs that really transform live. Hearing “What You Were” live after spending amble time with the recording solidified it as one of my favorite tracks of the year.
Check out some more photos and the setlist, after the jump: