Quips and summaries from experiencing and appreciating music in a city that is as foreign and familiar as they come - New York. So here is to music anywhere and everywhere. Starting from concert one on week one after the move in 2009.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ting Tings, Terminal 5, and the impressive use of pedals

My first trip to Manhattan's Terminal 5 to see a show - BOO! Let me paint a picture for you: think of the movie "Cocktail", remember when Tom Cruise rants that poem about booze in that multi-level club when he has 'made it big' - "The orgasm, The Death Spasm, the Singapore Sling" (click here for the full poem) ? Terminal 5 looks like that but has two horrible levels over the main level/stage, it is always $6 beers in a warm cup night, and the place is filled with the Bud Foxs of this decade or college kids - no offense college kids but you will know what I mean after you graduate, have fun now. The icing on the cake is that an entire side of the first balcony is reserved for a VIP section that is always pretty empty, which is elitist and annoying of them. 
That said, The Ting Tings did a really good job entertaining the masses. Think a little bit of '80s ode, neon colors, demands for more dancing, UK top shop outfits, and a girl singer working her ass off singing, playing the guitar, and working the pedals like they release morphine. I love how pedals are being used not only as a great layer to add to songs but as a performance bit in itself. Bravo Ting Tings although I really wish I had seen you at Lollapalooza last summer and not at that hot shit show. Check out Ting Ting songs for free HERE on lala.com.

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