Girls, Real Estate, and King Krule at Terminal 5 Tonight!

Written by  Published in Previews Friday, 13 January 2012 19:07


Well, this show is already sold out, but can that really come as a surprise? The lineup is impeccably tiered: the much-acclaimed headliner Girls, who are still rather hot off their release second full length which ended up on many best of 2011 lists, preceded by quickly rising Real Estate, who are hard to google but easy on the ears, and up and coming opener King Krule, the deep-voiced crooner from south east London. Take in his accent and minimalist beats on “The Noose of Jah City”

Real Estate has already been previewed, reviewed live, and most recently, their latest LP, Days, was reviewed by our Katrina Nattress, who concluded that “Courtney’s soothing voice and rhythmic chord strums paired with lead guitarist Matt Mondanile’s shimmering, jangly riffs, create a warmth needed on those cool, fall evenings or brisk autumn car drives.” Well, since tonight promises to be one of the coldest nights yet in NYC, that warmth will definitely be put to the test. With King Krule breaking the ice first and Girls taking you into the early morning hours after, this show has to be one of the better reasons to brave through it all.

Again, this show is sold out, but if you managed to score tix, doors are at 7pm at the giant warehouse of a venue that is Terminal 5.
Last modified on Friday, 13 January 2012 22:42
Kelly Knapp

I grew up listening to the music my parents listened to. My mom gave me some of her “Golden Oldies” cassette tapes, and I could sit in my room for hours harmonizing with The Ronettes, and staring at Del Shannon, who I thought was a total stud in his tiny black and white photo on the glossy fold-out insert. I listened to Willie Nelson because my Dad admired him so much, and I wanted to understand what was so great about him too. My first concert wasn’t a huge life changer; I saw Inner Circle at a local Jambalaya festival in Central Florida. Their biggest hit was “Bad Boys,” the theme song to COPS. If anything, that concert should have traumatized me. But, at the time I had no comprehension of any crassness. I just remember the guitarist making eye contact with me and smiling, and feeling excitement over having a brief connection with someone who was making me dance.

It’s the same thing with listening to music with words in another language. It’s not necessary to understand words or literal meanings. It’s the way the melodies and rhythms evoke feeling. It’s like that saying about art, how you may not be able to explain it, but you know it when you see it. I can’t always describe music (although obviously, I sure as hell try to), but I know what I like when I feel it, and I think those who can evoke that feeling deserve to be acknowledged for it. That’s what I want to describe. That’s what I want to share.

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