My first trip to upper midtown's new venue on the west side, Terminal 5, was for the Polyphonic Spree this past Friday night. This was my first Spree show - not sure I've ever seen a band be so dramatic and anthemic that many times in one show before. And it was awesome. Front man Tim DeLaughter's smiles sum up the music and show: Fun. Big. Infectious. The band's two covers, "Live And Let Die" and Nirvana's "Lithium" are so unique and amazing I wet my pants in excitement when I hear them. I'm just kidding...but seriously. Here, listen, and check the pee factor yourself:
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Fun pop rockers Rooney was second on the docket (I missed the first opener, The Redwalls). I only caught the last 3 or 4 songs of their slickly produced set but enjoyed it nonetheless.