Saw LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells last night at the Houston Verizon Center Ampitheater. James Murphy was incredible, as well as the six others who helped with the set (one of them being a member from Hot Chip). Mr. LCD Soundsystem started to lose his voice the second song in, he told us so, and played ‘Losing my Edge’ to the crowd’s delight there after.

The set went on for nearly two hours, and although the light show was not nearly as incredible as Crystal Castle’s (at House of Blues Houston) back in September, it was still pretty awesome!

Sleigh Bells opened for LCD and it was just a half hour of poorly managed noise. Disappointing, because I really wanted to see them and have loved their album. Unfortunately, they have a lot to work towards..

Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground – Houston Verizon Ampitheater

LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations – Houston Verizon Ampitheater


Bag Raiders – Daft Punk Is Playing ON My Nintendo

This is a very clever interpretation of the original song “Daft Punk is Playing at my House”. It’s been very nicely done. I saw LCD Soundsystem at Sonar- Baltimore, a grimy club that’s nearly under the freeway. James Murphy, who is LCD Soundsystem, got up on the stage in a what I would call normal office wear. Black slacks, a white button-up oxford shirt and a black skinny tie. Totally bizarre entrance.

Because I had not seen him live before, and apparently a lot of others in the crowd hadn’t either, people didn’t realize he was LCD Soundsystem. Thinking it’s just another fluffer act to get us to headlinder, people ignored the entrance. Then the lights go down, the strobes and light effects start and he opened with what I recall was “Daft Punk Playing at My House”.

First impressions will sometimes lead you astray, it was an awesome concert. It was so awesome my friend, at the time, got so drunk off the $1 cans of National Bohemian beer she fell straight forward on the ground during “Tribulations”, setting the tone for what was to occur after the concert, a drunken shit-show in the parking lot. Still a great night and an incredible performance.