LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night to promote the band’s new documentary, Shut Up and Play the Hits, which will screen at Little Havana’s Tower Theater on Wednesday, July 18. Sporting an all-white suit and a mostly-white beard, Murphy talked about his missed opportunity to write for Seinfeld and then jammed “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)” by Talking Heads with Fallon’s house band, The Roots. To learn more about the Miami screening of Shut Up and Play the Hits, a collaboration with Oscilloscope Laboratories, the late Beastie Boys emcee Adam Yauch’s production company, check out the listing in the events section.
With YACHT at Electric Pickle, Neon Indian at Bardot, and Special Disco Version (the DJ project of LCD Soundsystem members James Murphy and Pat Mahoney) and Black Lips at Grand Central, Thursday night presented the music fiend with a dilemma. (See the Art Basel Music Guide — tonight is barely easier.) After letting a dart toss decide it, we ended up at Grand Central, where there was a wrap-around line of people who were probably hoping Nancy Whang would show up and SDV would transform into almost LCD. (Whang is in town for a DJ set at Bardot Saturday night. Again, see the Art Basel Music Guide.) That didn’t happen, but it was still a fun show. Here are our favorite 10 photos from the night. To see many more, head over to the Beached Miami Facebook page.