Last night Iggy Pop joined Bernard Sumner of New Order to perform two Joy Division songs (along with a New Order song) at the 24th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert in New York City.
Patti Smith was also there and she performed Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” Also performing were Phillip Glass, members of the National and Sufjan Stevens, who sang backup for The National on two songs and played piano on another.
“Perfect Day,” Patti Smith:
“Nightclubbing,” Iggy Pop:
“Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Iggy Pop & Bernard Sumner of New Order:
“Transmission,” Iggy Pop & Bernard Sumner of New Order:
“Californian Grass,” Iggy Pop & Bernard Sumner of New Order:
The National with Sufjan Stevens, “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks”:
The National with Sufjan Stevens, “This Is The Last Time”:
The National with Sufjan Stevens, “I Need My Girl”:
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Patti Smith and her band played at The Space in Westbury on Long Island on December 27, 2013.
The video below is very cool. It’s an hour and 12 minutes long. The sound is excellent. The video quality is pretty good. The fan who shot this was in a good location, so some of the footage is a zoomed-in closeup and you can really see her. Later they pull back a bit, which is even better.
At one point Smith makes fun of Russian President Putin in support of the recently freed Pussy Riot members. The video ends during the final song, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger.”
If you want to read a review of the show, there’s one here.