Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Bowery Saturday
Since no one else seems to be talking about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows this weekend, sheesh, I might as well lead the charge.
I was surprised to see when we arrived at 10:45, that the room was half empty. Once Oakley Hall finished, the place got packed, the YYYs came out to an excited crowd, and opened the set with Gold Lion.
Immediately I could tell the crowd wasn’t going to go nuts. I was a little disappointed, but then by the next song I was so entranced by the energy Karen O puts forth, and how much enjoyment she has on stage, I forgot the crowd (eventually they did warm up). No photograph can accurately capture the frantic Karen O. I’m not even sure a video or a flipbook would do the trick.
Well, that’s about it. It was really great, but not in the way I had expected. I expected the band to be decent and the crowd to be ravenous. Instead, the crowd was normal (but by no means lame), and the band immensely talented. I wish they played clubs of that size all the time.
The omitted "Modern Romance" from the set list, even though they played it both nights before. Damn.