Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Star-studded crowd show up for M.I.A. in NYC"


Star-studded crowd show up for M.I.A. in NYC

Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are in the audience.

M.I.A. performed the second of two rousing shows at Terminal 5 last night in New York on the penultimate evening of the CMJ Music Marathon 2007.

In front of a stunning array of visuals, as well as many that resembled instructional dance DVD images, the singer made her way through a 90-minute set in the brand new 3,000 capacity venue which completed construction just days ago.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner & Brian Chase, Beastie Boys' Mike D & The Black Kids all watched among an audience filled with the most colorful-clothes this side of a Klaxons show.

The singer performed several tracks that were absent from her Summer tour including "Galang" which she mashed-up with Lil' Mama's "Lip Gloss", while "Bird Flu" saw M.I.A. invite the crowd to join her onstage, where the many metalic-clad kids danced up a storm.

"Bucky Done Gun", "Jimmy", and "10 Dollar" all made an appearance in the set, which closed with "Hustle", featuring Afrikan Boy.

**Enjoy the video for "Jimmy" below. This is my favorite track on her latest album "Kala". - Ace:)

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