Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thievery Corporation at Terminal 5 2/25/09

Thievery Corporation at Terminal 5 2/25/09

Thievery Corporation played to an enthusiastic crowd at Terminal 5 on Wednesday night. You couldn't tell from the crowd that this show wasn't quite sold out. The small amount of room left over was used for dancing. Playing a set heavy on songs from their current album 'Radio Retaliation', Thievery exceeded all of my expectations - and having seen them before, they were high.

This was the best-sounding show I've seen at Terminal 5. In fact, it was probably the best-produced show at the venue. Their video and light setup filled the space as much as their thundering sound system. I couldn't crouch down very often in the photo pit because the bass was just too powerful, it made you queasy.

Thanks again to Thievery's guitar and sitar player Rob Myers for the royal treatment - tickets and passes for the VIP section and photo pit.

Jon Pareles of the New York TImes reviewed the next night's show.

More in my Flickr set for the show.

Listen to "Sweet Tides" from Thievery's latest, Radio Retaliation

Show #9

1 comment:

  1. Okay, this might beat last week's Bad Plus with a Vocalist.