INTERVIEW / REVIEW: The Glitch Mob Played Hammerstein Ballroom

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(Photo by Rachel Perlin)

The last time I sat down with LA-based beatscene trio, The Glitch Mob, they were just kicking off the summer festival season. Five months later, they have wrapped up The Blade tour and it’s back to the west coast to decompress before hitting it hard in the studio. I had the pleasure of seeing Ooah, Boreta and EDit tear up Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night, with support from New York natives Chrome Sparks and electro-duo The M Machine.

Returning to the city for the first time since Governor’s Ball, The Glitch Mob brought a remarkable amount of energy to their beautifully choreographed live show. The Glitch Mob doesn’t deliver a typical rock show or DJ set, even though their sound may sound like the lovechild of those two genres. Rather, their one-of-a-kind stage show, The Blade, is a fully functional instrument that doubles as a set design. Electronic drum kits and paneling are spread across the machine’s ominous stature, provoking the three artists to move thoughtfully within their respective stations. It’s turbine-like appearance and accompanying fog and light show, give it a futuristic, almost ethereal presence. The Blade is a vehicle, a backdrop that only elevates this truly impressive trio.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Cosmetic Opera!

CosmeticCosmic Opera took over Manhattan’s historic Hammerstein Ballroom for it’s inaugural extrasensory dance event last night!

SURE SURE SURE …  Skrillex wasn’t there but that guy Axwell from Swedish House Mafia Was! .. AND he worked the crowd into a dance frenzy while aerial dancers danced on the ceiling in a way that would make any Lionel Richie enthusiast jealous!

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