Hot Chip Setlist
05/31 Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
06/02 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
06/03 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
06/04 Boston, MA, House of Blues
06/05 Washington, DC, Echostage
06/07 New York, NY, Governors Ball
07/31 Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza
08/02 Quebec, Osheaga Festival
08/07 BC, Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/09 San Francisco, CA, Outside Land
08/11 Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
Slow Magic played a lot of songs from his latest How to Run Away, including "Waited 4 U". Midway into his set, he took one of the tom into the crowd, which despite an incredibly packed dancefloor, the audience made room.
Although the mask is visually really cool, I'm sure he has some regrets about it. First of all, it probably gets hot under the mask (which covers his entire head) and especially because he's constantly dancing and moving and sweating. Midway in his set, he stepped back, turned his back from the audience and drank a full bottle of water. Secondly, he has trouble seeing objects, and often stares intently at his Apple Mac Book to queue up the next song, etc. It may be worth it all in the end to produce a very memorable impression on the audience.
Singer Alexis Taylor came on stage with a polka dotted lab coat. Looking over various photos, Taylor is always wearing crazy outfits, he must really love expressing minimalistic art designs through his fashion.
The encore was a four song epic encore, starting with "Made in the Dark" (according to their grainy setlist photo, the alternate song "Boy From School") and ending with their Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark".
Hot Chip's Why Make Sense? is out now on Domino. The band is on tour now.
Hot Chip at First Avenue, Minneapolis (30 May 2015)