Tonight Hive is excited to present Garbage, straight from Manhattan’s Webster Hall, as the next installment of our premiere livestreaming concert series Live In NYC. The event takes place tonight, 9pm EST on Tuesday, May 22, the same day as the release of the band’s highly anticipated fifth album, Not Your Kind of People. It’s their first New York show in over seven years, and it sold out in about seven seconds, so this’ll be a rare opportunity to see Garbage and preview material from their upcoming album.
We’ve been tight with Garbage for a while: Guitarist Steve Marker discovered lead singer Shirley Manson when he saw a video for her previous band, Angelfish, on 120 Minutes. For her part, Shirley Manson discovered who these Garbage guys were when she looked up the résumé of drummer Butch Vig. At the time Vig had just produced records for Sonic Youth (Dirty), Smashing Pumpkins (Siamese Dream) and Nirvana (Bleach, Nevermind). And even though it wasn’t the first single from their debut self-titled album, most will first remember Manson when she stalked across their TV sets in their video for “Queer.” Since then the band’s made four more albums of slithering, noisy alt-pop, combining Manson’s seductive vocals with the band’s penchant for sampling and sound manipulation (and semi-disturbing video imagery).
You’ll still get all that on their latest album’s first single,”Blood For Poppies,” as well as a newfound (yet still dark) effervesce that you wouldn’t expect from Garbage. So get excited to hear more from their latest, Not Your Kind Of People, as well as others tracks from their deep catalog. You can also expect a great show: Manson is a fantastic frontwoman — as she told V Magazine earlier this year, “You have to play a million shitty clubs before you really learn how to stand onstage and own your role as the master of ceremonies.” We’d say she has this whole standing-and-strutting-onstage thing down (everyone from Katy Perry to Karen O says she’s an influence). Bookmark this post to watch MC Shirley Manson and the rest of Garbage play Live in NYC May 22 at 9pm EST, streaming to your computer screen right here on Hive.
For fans in UK, Canada and Ireland, you can watch the live stream at garbage.com. Enjoy the show!