Radiohead is planning a busy final week of September in New York City, including appearance on Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report, along with two intimate concerts taking place at Roseland Ballroom.
As old ballrooms go, New York’s Roseland could be described as a faded beauty on steroids. The same could not be said about Underworld who had their way with her stage Wednesday night. While Underworld may be well-seasoned by three decades in the limelight they were more radiant than ever. The combination of über-flâneur Karl Hyde’s Whitmanesque lyricism and Rick Smith’s virtuoso beat-mastering makes it pretty much impossible to walk in to an Underworld set without a big dopey grin seizing your face for a good couple of hours. Throw in the cumulative effect of nostalgia and you could be easily confused for the Joker walking down Broadway after the show. …MORE