LCD Soundsystem's set at Coachella has been a highlight of my year, but I think tonight James Murphy just topped himself. He played the second of three sold out nights at the El Rey and the place was just plain crazy for LCD Soundsystem. I doubt there was a dry shirt in the entire place. Plain and simple, he just destroyed. James on the cowbell, Nancy on the keys, these guys can do no wrong and tonight they proved that they put on one of the best live shows around. Highlights include a ridiculously long version "Yeah"that just went on and on and on until I literally couldn't move anymore, a great version of Joy Division's "No Love Lost" and of course "All My Friends" (which could be my favorite song of the year). Oh, man. I sort of love James Murphy.
LCD will be on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today at 11 am and at the El Rey again tonight.
YACHT (one half of The Blow) opened up. Talk about a perfect match for LCD Soundsystem. How often do you see a scrawny kid pushing play on his iBook and singing along. It was nothing I would ever reach for, but I would love to see him again.