The xx/Friendly Fires @ Webster Hall, NYC 12/5/09

Chilly Londoners the xx played a shortish sans “Crystalised” set as a three piece on Saturday, a night the more up-swinging Friendly Fires clearly stole for many of those in attendance. (Then again, the truly angsty would welcome a shortened, uncomfortable xx set as all the more reason to cuddle up with a blanket and cry yourself to sleep while listening to “Shelter.”) Kyle Dean Reinford kept his eyes dry and captured the evening in pictures.