Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Airborne Toxic Event (w/ Red Cortez and The Henry Clay People) @ Metro, Chicago, IL 10/23/09 (Videos & Review)

We posted the setlist and a clip of The Airborne Toxic Event's encore performance of "Missy" over here. Check it if you haven't already. I promised some more clips from the show and have finally been able to get a few uploaded.

I didn't get to Metro in time to see Red Cortez (8:15 is too late on a Friday night?) and only caught the last couple tunes from The Henry Clay People. Check out their version of the T. Rex classic, "Get It On".

The Henry Clay People - "Get It On" (T. Rex cover)

I did get to secure a solid spot for Airborne Toxic Event despite the packed house for the show. Good performance. I'm always curious how a band with one album of material will fill a show and ATE did a good job of playing most of their current album, some new unreleased songs, and some fun covers (see setlist). Some covers worked better than others. I'll stick to the original on "This Magic Moment", but the cover of recently passed Jim Carroll's "People Who Died" (a past TGITh Jam) by ATE w/ members of Red Cortez and The Henry Clay People was high energy and a fitting tribute to the fallen scribe.

Check the video of that tune and a couple others below.

The Airborne Toxic Event - "Does This Mean You're Moving On?"

The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"

The Airborne Toxic Event - "People Who Died" (Jim Carroll cover w. members of Red Cortez and The Henry Clay People)

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  1. That stage set up looks wild. Is that a giant amp? Looks like a great show... and I love the Metro. Whats up with all these venues starting shows on time?

  2. It's a video screen. Still made for a little different stage set-up than usual. Not sure what the deal is w/ such punctual performers. Don't they like to have a couple pops pre-show too?