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Let’s hope that Zach Condon doesn’t take on this Debbie Harry reggae-drenched version of his “A Sunday Smile” when playing McCarren Park tonight. It was announced a while ago that Blondie would be covering this song, but we can’t turn out eyes from a car crash, even if we’ve seen the crash coming for miles. Go back and listen to Plastic Letters and remember why Blondie are still revered, but leave the indie gypsy crooning of Beirut to Condon and company.
Apparently FREEWilliamsburg simply can’t get enough of Zach Condon this morning. Last night, beloved indie-folk group Beirut played their second sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with opening band Woom.
The cherubic Zach Condon thrilled his fans with his blaring trumpet and amazing voice. Condon sheepishly admitted to having caught a summer cold– which must be absolutely disgusting considering it feels as if you have a perma-fever in this tropical green house weather. Had Condon not pointed out that he was sick, I doubt the audience would have noticed, save for Condon’s giggles when he tried to push his voice on The Gulag Orkestar. Beirut closed the night with a surprise quasi-second encore of their throwback Carousels.
Check out pictures from the night in the gallery below!
The first installment of the Guggenheim’s Dark Sounds, a three-part series of live music performances accompanying the exhibition Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, kicks off on July 15th with Beirut, freshly off a two night stint at Music Hall of Williamsburg (with openers, and personal faves, WOOM).
…the series takes its thematic cue from the conceptual threads that weave through Haunted, aiming to evoke the exhibition’s elements of melancholy, ghostliness, the uncanny, and our collective and individual obsession with accessing the past. The series title is borrowed from the writings of Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936), who is often described as the father of the modern ghost story.
Of course, the show is SOLD OUT but we have a pair of tickets for one lucky reader. Just head on over to our Facebook page and tell us why you deserve them. Next up for Dark Sounds is Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller, which sounds equally as amazing and isn’t sold out… yet.