Terminal 5

Salva, Cam'ron And A-Trak At Terminal 5, Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2014

EDM and pop is a little like the Monarchy versus the Pope in 14th century Europe in reverse; Europe was trying to disentangle itself from the Pope’s influence and EDM needs a strong union with modern pop and rock groups, it needs to entangle itself. Till then, this was a fine evening of dance.

M.I.A. At Terminal 5, Friday, November 1st, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2013

From the crushing deep pain of extreme pain to the punishing deep pain of success, M.I.A. holds her paranoia like a weapon but she let it drop for 70 minutes and builds her world behind the beatings upon beatings of a place where the third and the first world meets.

James Blake At Terminal 5, Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2013

“To The Last “sounds like pop by a soulful robot with a vocoder distorting the sounds, “Klavierwerk” is hyperventilating ambience and the strobes make you worry you’re gonna have a seizure any moment. It is lively and enliving music but it is a bore to watch.

Dropkick Murphy's At Terminal 5, Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 15, 2013

they were simply brilliant Wednesday night. A 90 minute plus extravaganza of Celtic vibes with two lead singers, all the muscle in the world and, after 17 years, complete control of their environment: they sing about drinking, Boston, revolution, Ireland, drinking and sports in Boston and drinking and girls and being irish and drinking

Frank Ocean At Terminal 5, Thursday, July 26th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2012

Vocally, Frank is great, his range is really wide and his top end glorious, the songs are either great or not great and too much of it drags, but on stage that is much less a problem. The introspect eccentric rock star image is friendlier on stage, and he gave a good performance

fun. at Terminal 5, Saturday June 16th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2012

Saturday night, the man is literally jumping for joy as the sold out room filled with teen to 20 something girls sang to, sure “We Are Young” but also EVERYTHING ELSE. EVERY WORD. RELENTLESSLY! Overnight sensation at 30 years old, Nate has spent the year watching fun. sell out room after room and, probably, wondering how the hell the dance rock band’s ode to failure, Some Night, became a feel good ode.

The Icarus Line At Terminal 5, Friday, June 8th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2012

Lead singer Joe Cardarone has the attitude of a Jim Morrison nearing the seven minute mark of “The End” and the rest of the band play Nine Inch Nails, heavy industrial metal, but they have problems despite their fearlessness on stage

Against Me At Terminal 5, Friday, June 8th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2012

“Who’s taking you home tonight?” sings Laura Jane Grace during the very first song of Against Me’s opening slot at T5 Friday night, “True Trans Soul Rebel” she replies on a sparkling new rocker that does the difficult. displaces concepts of dysfunction with axioms on lead singer sexiness

The Shins At Terminal 5, Monday, April 30th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | May 2, 2012

Not handsome, too long winded to be smart, no good at catechesis’s, and a lousy poet to boot -all of that is true, still Mercer knows when to start a song with “lalallalalaaaa”

Girls At T5, Saturday, January 12th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 18, 2012

thought Album was better than Father, Son, Holy Ghost, but that wasn’t the problem. And, unlike the last time, neither was the pacing or the playing. The problem is Owens. he isn’t a rock star and he doesn’t know how to play one on stage.
Hey, Chris, I just wanna be friends forever and ever… Too late, the Caravan has gone.

King Krule At T5, Saturday, January 14th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2012

Towards the end he plays “Out Getting Ribs”, recorded when he was 15 I guess, “I feel hate running through my blood girl, don’t you want me back?” An excellent song and the band clicks just as they have ben doing all night long. though they have some stage presence, they don’t have nearly enough.

Real Estate At T5, Saturday, January 14th, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2012

Real estate are what they are. And I like what they are. And while I have no idea who would consider them their fave band in the world, I can’t imagine anybody disliking them. Not even me

Odd Future or Is That Wolf Gang? At Terminal 5, Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2011

Hatecore? Racecore? Or just fucked up kids?

Did You Get Jane's Addiction Tix? Us Neither

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2011

soul crushing experiences our speciality

Dinosaur Jr At T5, June 23rd? Could Be The Concert of The Year And I'll Be At Beady Eye

By Iman Lababedi | April 12, 2011

rock nyc cover boys Fucked Up are opening

Terminal 5 A Terminal Case

By Helen Bach | April 7, 2011

we will never be rid of this hellhole