Tiger Party Performs The Music of LCD Soundsysten 10.31.13
Words & Photos By Brad Yeakel (Opti Mystic Outlooks)
Thursday's Tigers were mostly people I've seen before, but this particular lineup was a little different. Covering LCD Soundsystem was brave in my opinion. If you're not familiar with LCD, they have always reminded me of a contemporary Talking Heads. Awkward dance music, eccentric lyrics, and boundless creativity. James Murphy was the creative lion, writing, producing, singing, and largely playing the instruments on the albums. LCD's unconventional rhythms, vocals, and composition made for a frantic party that was equally daring and danceable. Somehow, the Tiger Party seemed to nearly replicate almost every LCD song I know. While a few hardcore Soundsystem fans were not impressed, the majority of the room (including this writer) were dancing, smiling, drinking, and being silly.
Though it was a Thursday, I blissfully ignored my impending demise... work Friday morning. I soldiered through last call, missed the last train home, and tracked down a cab back to Lakewood that got me home around 3:00 am. Through a pounding headache, queasy stomach, and heavy eyelids, I battled to the weekend with a hazy recollection of a downtown dance party and a tab I'd wished I didn't have to pay. Ah, Halloween.