December 4, 2021

LCD Soundsystem played Brooklyn Steel (Night 6)

And it keeps coming! More from LCD Soundsystem at Brooklyn Steel.

Maybe it was because they took Thursday off or maybe it was because it was their first Friday show of the residency, but LCD Soundsystem was firing on all cylinders for their sixth show out of twenty at Murphy's (semi) own Brooklyn Steel. Tonight's intro was an especially elongated "Beat Connection" last felt slightly awkward at the start before the band found their footing and hit a groove. "Get Innocuous" picked things up and got some bigger applause earlier on before "American Dream" brought things down a bit. It was a bit of a rough start, but the band quickly rebounded and picked up some speed. "tonite" and "I Can Change" were high functioning hits that got people moving and brought spirits back to dance mode. Things really began to intensify when the band slammed into "Daft Punk is Playing at My House," always a fan favorite and this rendition affirmed its place in the upper echelon of the band's catalogue. "You Wanted a Hit" into "Tribulations" was God-tier level and perhaps the pinnacle of all the shows I've attended so far. The crowd was absolutely transfixed and the energy was beyond compare. The sequencing of "You Wanted a Hit" was stupendous and saw the band in total control and as they segued into the classic "Tribulations," it was clear the weekend had hit and people were ready to let loose. I can't recall the last time I felt such a wave course through a crowd and ignite a room with such passion, but everything that followed helped retain the incredible mood that now filled the club. After Wednesday's unfortunate crowd, Friday restored my faith. The Joy Division cover also seemed to hit extra hard on this occasion and the main set closer "Home" never fails to impress. After playing "Yr City's A Sucker" earlier in the evening, the encore kicked off with "Someone Great" which was a wonderful transition into the end of the night, the perfect tone to set before a rather epic "New York I Love You But You're Bring Me Down." Everything this time around hit with more conviction than I've seen from them in a while and it seems as if they've now hit their stride as a live unit this time around. The band felt extra sharp and the lightning more inspiring than past shows. Several times during the night, the lights would spell out lyrics to songs and the crowd would roar in response. "Dance Yrself Clean" confirmed the status and the drop felt more euphoric than ever as spirits ascended into the air in pure celebration. "All My Friends" also hit with superior passion and a slightly fast BPM than other nights, again a sign of the band nailing their rhythms at this point, and it was the exclamation of the evening. LCD is on repeat in their hometown for a few more weeks and it's not something to miss.

Set list:

01 "Beat Connection"
02 "Get Innocuous"
03 "American Dream"
04 "On Repeat"
05 "Tonite"
06 "Yr City's a Sucker"
07 "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"
08 "Emotional Haircut"
09 "Thrills"
10 "I Can Change"
11 "You Wanted a Hit"
12 "Tribulations"
13 "Movement" 
14 "No Love Lost" [Joy Division cover]
15 "Home"
16 "Someone Great"
17 "New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down"
18 "Dance Yrself Clean"
19 "All My Friends"

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