Following months of controversy and debates about the state of ticketing, the focus was on the music last night as LCD Soundsystem kicked off their final week of shows. For the first of four performances at Terminal 5 which lead into Saturday’s “last show,” James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem delivered three sets filled with guests and surprises.
The first set focused on the band’s most well-known material including All My Friends, Daft Punk Is Playing at My House and a Dance Yrself Clean opener that featured a male choir. LCD mixed five out of the six parts of 45:33 with the title track from 2007′s Sound of Silver and Freak Out/Starry Eyes from the CD reissue of 45:33 for the second set. Comedian Reggie Watts came out for Part Two of 45:33, the choir returned for Sound of Silver and Freak Out/Starry Eyes, The Juan MacLean helped out for Part Four of 45:33 while Shit Robot lent a hand on Part Five of 45:33.
For the final set, Murphy and company started with Us v Them and then rolled through selections from all three albums before capping the night with a New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down encore. LCD Soundsystem’s “The Last Shows” run continues tonight at T5. Head over to CoS for a review of last night’s show and to Brooklyn Vegan for a collection of photos from the opening show.