Advertisement
HomeCollectionsLcd Soundsystem
IN THE NEWS

Lcd Soundsystem

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | April 4, 2011
LCD Soundsystem called it quits Saturday, performing a bittersweet, three-and-a-half hour victory lap to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. I respect James Murphy and Co. for going out on their own terms, and not churning out more material because they feel like they “owe” it to the fans. There’s something beautiful about a band knowing when to exit and wanting to dance and get sweaty at its funeral. (The band asked anyone attending the last show to wear black and/or white.)
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel have the uncanny ability to write songs with heavy themes and danceable grooves. "We've always liked stuff that can feel kind of fun and carefree from a production standpoint, but lyrically not have to be totally innocuous, like New Order, Depeche Mode or even LCD Soundsystem," said Millhiser over the phone last Thursday. "On the last record, the song 'Jam for Jerry' was about a really good friend of ours who passed away," he said. "The only way we could've tackled that song lyrically was with something that wasn't so melancholy, brooding or on the nose with the subject matter.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
At Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the dust doesn't even have time to settle before it's time to move on. Just as Texan band Neon Indian finished their set in the dance tent, Joan Jett was getting on stage at the main pavilion. At night, rapper M.I.A. went head-to-head with dance gods LCD Soundsystem. With 21 artists playing at this one-day event, there was more shuttling here than in Middle East diplomacy if you wanted to catch them all. At least 30,000 music fans came to Columbia Saturday to watch them play at three different stages built around the 40-acre grounds of Merriweather Post Pavilion . Some came for Ludacris, others for indie behemoths Pavement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel have the uncanny ability to write songs with heavy themes and danceable grooves. “We've always liked stuff that can feel kind of fun and carefree from a production standpoint, but lyrically not have to be totally innocuous, like New Order, Depeche Mode or even LCD Soundsystem,” said Millhiser over the phone last Thursday. “On the last record, the song 'Jam for Jerry' was about a really good friend of ours who passed away,” he said. “The only way we could've tackled that song lyrically was with something that wasn't so melancholy, brooding or on the nose with the subject matter.” The two lifelong friends make up the Brooklyn-based synthpop group Holy Ghost!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
The schedule for Virgin Mobile FreeFest was announced just a few hours ago, and already at least some fans have complaints. @ryan97ou writes on Twitter, "cut copy and !!! overlap? major issue. " Organizers are typically careful to leave some time between bands, and to schedule mainly bands with different fans opposite each other. But, with a one-day festival like Virgin Mobile FreeFest, some overlap is expected.  Last year, poor M.I.A. went up against LCD Soundsystem. This year, Deadmau5 will start his set halfway through the Black Keys' . And of course, Ryan's favs Cut Copy and !
NEWS
September 2, 2011
Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2011: Five on-the-cusp bands to see Sure you know the big names at Virgin Mobile FreeFest , but who are the lesser-known acts you should see? Virgin Mobile FreeFest acts to see 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044 Alberta Cross Another Brooklyn, N.Y., band with more style than substance? Nope, this quintet of English ex-pats will remind listeners of a cross between Depeche Mode and My Morning Jacket.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | July 11, 2011
THE GOOD: Similar to last year's lineup, there's a lot to like, especially if you take pride in keeping up with music just-outside the Top 40. TV on the Radio, Black Keys and a set from LCD Soundsystem head honcho James Murphy are the big names committed. Dance-enthusiasts Cut Copy and Empire of the Sun will sound particularly fitting in the sexual heat (Sept. 10, Merriweather Post Pavilion). Prepare to sweat it all out. Also, an obvious good: the price.   THE BAD: No glaring mistakes here.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | August 18, 2011
Let's first get this out of the way: I'm no dance-music expert. My appreciation is genuine but would be considered cursory by DFA-heads: I've seen an A-Trak set, love LCD Soundsystem and know how to hit a dance floor without making a complete fool out of myself. (Friends might question that last tidbit.) But when I saw the IDentity Festival , a celebration of forward-thinking electronic music, was today at Jiffy Lube Live, I had to blog about it. The Skullcandy main stage has the Grade A headliners: Kaskade, Afrojack and Disco Biscuits to name a few, but I'm more intrigued by the Rockstar Dim Mak Stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anne Tallent | July 11, 2011
We’re launching a new feature here at bthesite.com : a roundup of interesting items culled from around the web, mostly with a Baltimore perspective. Generally, it’ll be five things worth your time and attention, if only briefly. Expect useful, surprising, moving, amusing and more. This year’s Virgin Freefest performers are TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys, Patti Smith, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Deadmau5 and James Murphy (frontman of LCD Soundsystem)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2010
High Zero is the anti-Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Although the experimental music festival is older by seven years (it began in 1999), it coincides this year with one of the area's biggest music festivals. For every Dan Deacon at High Zero, there is a Ludacris at FreeFest. The FreeFest might have M.I.A., but High Zero has bassoonist Karen Borca. But that's just how High Zero organizers, the High Zero Foundation, like it. They feel they are going after different audiences. It's unlikely, for instance, that there'll be noise installations at the corporate gig as there will be at this DIY festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
The schedule for Virgin Mobile FreeFest was announced just a few hours ago, and already at least some fans have complaints. @ryan97ou writes on Twitter, "cut copy and !!! overlap? major issue. " Organizers are typically careful to leave some time between bands, and to schedule mainly bands with different fans opposite each other. But, with a one-day festival like Virgin Mobile FreeFest, some overlap is expected.  Last year, poor M.I.A. went up against LCD Soundsystem. This year, Deadmau5 will start his set halfway through the Black Keys' . And of course, Ryan's favs Cut Copy and !
NEWS
September 2, 2011
Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2011: Five on-the-cusp bands to see Sure you know the big names at Virgin Mobile FreeFest , but who are the lesser-known acts you should see? Virgin Mobile FreeFest acts to see 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044 Alberta Cross Another Brooklyn, N.Y., band with more style than substance? Nope, this quintet of English ex-pats will remind listeners of a cross between Depeche Mode and My Morning Jacket.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | August 18, 2011
Let's first get this out of the way: I'm no dance-music expert. My appreciation is genuine but would be considered cursory by DFA-heads: I've seen an A-Trak set, love LCD Soundsystem and know how to hit a dance floor without making a complete fool out of myself. (Friends might question that last tidbit.) But when I saw the IDentity Festival , a celebration of forward-thinking electronic music, was today at Jiffy Lube Live, I had to blog about it. The Skullcandy main stage has the Grade A headliners: Kaskade, Afrojack and Disco Biscuits to name a few, but I'm more intrigued by the Rockstar Dim Mak Stage.
NEWS
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest , which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today. The announcement follows months of speculation about who would play the festival, Maryland's largest, which last year attracted 40,000 people with acts like LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. "I tried to catch a snapshot of what's going on in music in 2011," said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of concert promoter I.M.P., which books the festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | July 11, 2011
THE GOOD: Similar to last year's lineup, there's a lot to like, especially if you take pride in keeping up with music just-outside the Top 40. TV on the Radio, Black Keys and a set from LCD Soundsystem head honcho James Murphy are the big names committed. Dance-enthusiasts Cut Copy and Empire of the Sun will sound particularly fitting in the sexual heat (Sept. 10, Merriweather Post Pavilion). Prepare to sweat it all out. Also, an obvious good: the price.   THE BAD: No glaring mistakes here.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anne Tallent | July 11, 2011
We’re launching a new feature here at bthesite.com : a roundup of interesting items culled from around the web, mostly with a Baltimore perspective. Generally, it’ll be five things worth your time and attention, if only briefly. Expect useful, surprising, moving, amusing and more. This year’s Virgin Freefest performers are TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys, Patti Smith, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Deadmau5 and James Murphy (frontman of LCD Soundsystem)
NEWS
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest , which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today. The announcement follows months of speculation about who would play the festival, Maryland's largest, which last year attracted 40,000 people with acts like LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. "I tried to catch a snapshot of what's going on in music in 2011," said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of concert promoter I.M.P., which books the festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | April 4, 2011
LCD Soundsystem called it quits Saturday, performing a bittersweet, three-and-a-half hour victory lap to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. I respect James Murphy and Co. for going out on their own terms, and not churning out more material because they feel like they “owe” it to the fans. There’s something beautiful about a band knowing when to exit and wanting to dance and get sweaty at its funeral. (The band asked anyone attending the last show to wear black and/or white.)
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.