Having opened 2012 with a sold out show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Lucius last night ended what has been a spectacular year for them with two sold out dates at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.
Their spectacular performance left Paul Krugman positively gushing over on his NY Times blog — “Wow. I think that may have been the best musical performance of any kind I’ve ever seen. If you’ve watched any of the videos I’ve posted, you know that they are incredible musicians. What you can’t quite get from the videos is the sheer joyousness of the whole thing — the band’s energy, the obvious fun they’re having, the rapport with the audience. At the end of the set the band moved out to do two songs — “two of us on the run” and John Lennon’s Happy Xmas — standing in the middle of the audience, and it was like a benediction.”
You can watch the aforementioned in-crowd John Lennon cover now, thanks to one very helpful fan on the internet. Thanks fan. Thanks internet.