After seeing Findlay Brown at Rockwood Music Hall, I trekked over to the Tribeca Grand Hotel to catch Memory Tapes perform once again. Last time they performed in New York just happened to be their first show in the States, while Saturday night's performance was their first headlining show as a band; don't you just love the firsts of stuff? With their last performance still ingrained in your minds, I won't elaborate much about the show, as it was almost a carbon copy of the one at the Bell House.
The crowd at the Tribeca Grand was young, which is always annoying, and it seemed that a lot people in attendance didn't really know much about Memory Tapes; it was a free show, so I really didn't expect anything different. The set itself was pretty good, the guys were pretty comfortable with the packed room and large audience. Standing against a projected movie on the back wall, the band strummed through five songs, all from Seek Magic. The set included a rather extended version of "Bicycle", that saw the band play for more than ten minutes before ending with the backing track continuing to play. The set list was as such:
Another good performance but I would really like to seem them perform in a few months to see how their live show evolves; hopefully they will diversify their set list and include other songs from Seek Magic or perform new or unreleased songs. Still in their infancy, I sometimes forget that they haven't performed much yet but I cannot wait to see what the future holds for these guys. Videos of the show are below:
Memory Tapes @ Tribeca Grand Hotel Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 10:35:00 AM Rating: