The Mystical James Blake Awes at Terminal 5

 


Words by Andrea K. Castillo / Photo by Seher Sikandar

The night of Tuesday, May 7th was one of musical splendor. The evening hosted the first of two high-demand New York shows at Terminal 5 for the future soul master that is James Blake. The UK crooner brought out a crowd that is unheard of at such shows, a mass of actual cool people. You had your hipsters clad in dark framed glasses and five-panel hats, college bros that are venturing out to new musical territories, tastemakers, and couples that danced to a rhythm that no one else heard. This group was mature and well attuned to Blake’s galaxy-surfing sound.

His set began a minute early, at 8:59 PM to be exact, with an attention-grabbing introduction of “Unluck”. The stage was clad in blue-green light adding a dreamlike quality to Blake’s at-times haunting vocals. Positioned to the right of center-stage, Blake’s performance was not focused on his ego, but that of meticulous live-sampling and eclectic sound.

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Corinne Bailey Rae w/ Special Guest Sondre Lerche – August 6th

Corinne Bailey Rae moved to Terminal 5

Due to complications in production, Corinne Bailey Rae’s show has been moved from The Beach at Governors Island to Terminal 5. Doors open at 7pm on Friday, August 6th and show starts at 8pm with a special performance by Sondre Lerche. For those that have bought your tickets already, have no fear, all Governors Island tickets will be honored at Terminal 5. For those who haven’t yet, don’t wait too long or you might not get a ticket at all.

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Seu Jorge and Almaz @ Terminal 5 – July 30

Seu Jorge and Almaz at Terminal 5 on Friday, 7/30

Almaz make their only New York City appearance on Friday, July 30 at Terminal 5 as a part of their Summer US tour promoting their latest project, Everybody Loves The Sunshine. While singer, Seu Jorge, is well known for throwing an amazing show, this new collaboration of musical masters revisiting songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora (Tim Maia, Jorge Ben) meshed with classic American (Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson) and European (Kraftwerk, Cane and Abel) soul songs, with a bit of psychedelic samba to top it off, promises to be a glorious foot stomping orgy. If you haven’t already, this is the time to get your tickets before they run out.

In the meanwhile, you can stream Everybody Loves The Sunshine in its entirety courtesy of KCRW.

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