Godspeed You Black Emperor Tickets For Brooklyn Masonic Temple Are Back On Sale

The scene last night. Pic by Santiago Felipe
A brief public service announcement: Canadian post-rock juggernaut Godspeed You Black Emperor is here all week, with five sold-out shows that began Monday at Terminal 5, will end Thursday and Friday at the Church of St. John the Apostle, and in between are descending upon what might well be the best venue in New York; their show last night at Brooklyn Masonic Temple was a thing of very, very intense beauty, and tonight's encore will be more of the same. And while all these gigs have been sold out forever, a small clutch of tickets for tonight have just been put on sale. You ain't gonna get much more catharsis for $25. So enjoy yourself, and prepare yourself: Here they are at T5, trying to blow the house down.

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Live: Godspeed You Black Emperor Lift Us Up And Wear Us Out At Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Not quite 24 hours, but close enough. Pic by Santiago Felipe.
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Tuesday, March 15

"The only band whose show I've ever had to walk out of due to physical fear," notes my ordinarily strong-willed cohort this evening (the vibrations at a long-ago Knitting Factory gig apparently made him sweaty), five minutes into tonight's 150-minute affair, a lonely violin sawing over a deep, disconcerting bass hum, the house lights down, the gradually accruing band members defiantly unlit, the storm gathering (multiple guitars, multiple drummers, multiple layers of seething feedback), the word "hope" projected on the twin projection screens behind them like a taunt, like something long abandoned. He makes it this time, my friend. We all do (I think). But not by much.

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