LCD Soundsystem Opens Final Run in NYC
LCD Soundsystem kicked off its final stretch of performances last night at New York’s Terminal 5. In sharp contrast to the group’s tight single-set show, last night’s performance consisted of three sets and a short encore. The band ran through material recorded throughout its career and brought out a male choir and horn section on select songs. LCD frontman James Murphy explained the show’s multi-part format before the group’s first set break and apologized to fans for the ticket fiasco when the group’s final show went onsale. At the start of its second, LCD Soundsystem bused into “45:33,” a piece of music Murphy created for Nike and later worked into parts of the band’s breakthrough album Sounds of Silver. The extended suite of songs opened into something of a livetronica jam that featured guest appearances by former Maktub/Soulive vocalist Reggie Watts and members of both The Juan MacLean and Shit Robot.
After its third set, LCD Soundsystem closed the night with the lone encore of “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” LCD Soundsystem will return to Terminal 5 for three more shows and close this chapter of its career at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.