I had already booked my flight to be away from NYC for New Years before an avalanche of great NYC New Years shows were announced. Probably just as well, since I would have to make an incredibly difficult choice between many a good option. A Place to Bury Strangers, Patti Smith, Akron/Family, Blonde Redhead, The Damned, Yo La Tengo, and The Feelies along with the much lamentable final show at the New York Knitting Factory were just a few of the choices that night. In my absence I deputized two trusty operatives to take on recording duties of whatever gig they happen to, and they wisely picked Blonde Redhead at Terminal 5. From reports the show was fantastic but operatives were a bit let down that Blonde Redhead vacated the stage at the New Years countdown and deferred the countdown and Auld Lang Syne duties to opener, Elvis Perkins. What can you do?
Image originally from Brooklyn Vegan.[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2009/20090220/BRH-TheDress.mp3|titles=The Dress (Live)|artists=Blonde Redhead]
Download: Blonde Redhead – The Dress (Live)