England's Editors Play Webster Hall


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While fans were at Webster Hall on Friday night to see Editors, Ra Ra Riot opened the night like headliners. The young Syracuse band were full of energy, putting together a really impressive set in front of the small crowd were smart enough to show up early. Amazingly the band has recovered well after the tragic death of their talented drummer John Pike, and you can expect to keep hearing their name a lot over the next couple years, because they're destined for bigger things.


Ra Ra Riot was followed by Biffy Clyro who didn't really seem to fit the bill. Sounding somewhat like Foo Fighters and other '90s grunge rock, the band will soon be infiltrating alternative rock radio stations especially after playing gigs with bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.


By the time Editors took the stage, Webster Hall was finally looking crowded. Under moody blue lighting, the band played moody music, filled with more punch than what comes across on record. Songs sounded anthemic, building up to sonic skyscrapers while singer Tom Smith's oddly erratic motions added to their stage presence. The high point of their performance came during the encore with the thrilling performance of the band's single "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors." Editors are just another example of a band whose albums, as good as they are, don't live up to their great live performances.


Editors

Editors

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro

Photos courtesy of [Jonny-Leather]


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