Julian Casablancas’s recent live shows with his new backing band the Voidz have been, by most accounts, an absolute godawful nightmare. (I saw him at SXSW, and yeesh.) This past weekend, he played at a club in Santiago, Chile as a sideshow to the Lollapalooza Chile festival, and it’s not like those reports are getting any better. (Here’s one review that calls his show a “painful spectacle.”) But at least he’s taking some steps to please crowds. At the Chile show, he played the Strokes song “Take It Or Leave It” solo for the first time. Below, you can watch a fan-made video. It’s not great.
He’s added fan favorite “11th Dimension” to the setlist, too.
In one recent interview, Casablancas claims that he’s hoping to release his album with the Voidz in September. Also, here’s a video interview of Casablancas in Chile, sounding a bit defensive and claiming that his band has never had a chance to soundcheck for any of its shows. And he mentions that there is a Daft Punk collaboration in addition to “Instant Crush” that hasn’t been released.
UPDATE: You can watch Julian Casablancas + the Voidz’s full Lolla set below.
08:16 “Ize Of The World”
13:20 “Biz Dog”
23:06 “Arabic Jam!”
29:13 “11th Dimension”
34:00 “River Of Breaklights”
36:25 “Take It Or Leave It”