Chet Faker @ Webster Hall
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Chet Faker @ Webster Hall

@Chet_Faker had a tall order last night: he was playing the first of what it seems to be string of sold out shows in New York and the opening act was lukewarm at best. The crowd wasn’t losing hope just yet: the good folks at Webster Hall had drink specials! I guess it has been a while since I last set foot in this venue. Good for you Webster Hall folks!

The night started with Abhi/Dijon a duo of DJs that turned knobs and press buttons together. It reminded me of Pacific RIm, you know, two people together, two brains in sync, that kinda thing. Each one played about 15 minutes and then switch positions. They did fine, but nothing that made the crowd get pumped up. Maybe we are a tough crowd and they’re great?

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Faker got on stage and played tweaked versions of his songs and the crowd approved. I like that he changed the arrangements for the show it gave more texture for tunes we’re familiar with. The Australian multifaceted artist transitioned well between songs from his EP Thinking in Textures and his debut long player Built in Glass. Although there was a lot of gear on stage, the show was overall pretty minimal and intimate, which was disarming since I was hoping to get more beats than soulfulness. He was more in the mood of playing a right in the feels type of concert.

It is nice to see how appreciative Nick Murphy is of his fans. There was a couple of Australians next to me that got trapped into a conversation with some dude that asked them “do you know what the term hipster mean?” What is this, I don’t even?

What do you think?

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