Last night saw Beck take over Hammerstein Ballroom, the first of his back-to-back New York shows, with tonight’s show going on right now over at Central Park.
Things kicked off with an opening set from The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, the band led by Sean Lennon (John’s son). I saw them open up for The Flaming Lips last year, but they sounded even better this time around. Heavy on the psych elements, with plenty of vocals moments that served as reminders that this is indeed John’s son.
Beck started things off with an acoustic set composed of songs from the recently released Morning Phase, along with songs off Sea Change, its companion album of sorts. It made sense that Beck’s live band consisted of the band that made both of those albums with him (Jason Falkner, Smokey Hormel, Joey Waronker, Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Roger Joseph Manning Jr). They were also joined by Gus Seyffert.
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