Mark Ronson & The Business INTL Live at Webster Hall (Pictures + Video)
Last month Mark Ronson unleashed his latest, highly-anticipated musical endeavor Mark Ronson & The Business INTL, a collaboration album of sorts. Rather than a collection of covers a la Version, the fresh and inspired album titled Record Collection features original songs with appearances by MNDR (who I just saw with Miike Snow), Spank Rock, Q-Tip, Alex Greenwald, Rose Elinor Dougal, Boy George, Miike Snow, D’Angelo, to name a few!
Monday night the gang joined onstage at Music Hall of Williamsburg and again for last night’s gig at Webster Hall which I attended. I’ve seen Mark Ronson DJ at Charlotte Ronson’s runway shows, corporate events, parties and club nights but never onstage as a performer. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and who exactly would appear onstage. Last night’s list of live appearances included Q-Tip, MNDR, Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Marsha Ambrosius, Spank Rock, Pill and Rose Elinor Dougall (The Pipettes) and of course Mark Ronson who actually took to the mic for Record Collection.
The stage set up was immaculate along with the male coordinated wardrobes and rotating performances by each guest, like a extravaganza variety in the best way. My personal highlights from the show include Rose Elinor Dougals’ rendition of Stop Me, Alex Greenwald’s California, Q-Tip and MNDR’s performance of Bang Bang Bang and Marsha Ambrosius’s closing rendition of Valerie (although nobody can match Winehouse.) I was a little disappointed that Somebody to Love Me was left off of the setlist and to the be honest the first song performed by the Atlanta rapper Pill Introducing the Business was a complete mess. Regardless, last night’s epic gig will definitely make it on my list of best shows of the year. Check out a few videos below and the rest on TLCblog Tube, the full photo gallery can be seen HERE.
Set List: Cicuit Breaker // Just // Lose It (In the End) // Ooh Wee // Oh My God // California // The Night Last Night // Mark Ronson DJ Set // Spank Rock: Bump/Race Riot // Introducing the Business // MNDR: Sparrow/Fade to Black // Bang Bang Bang (Q-Tip & MNDR) // Mark guitar solo: God Put A Smile Upon Your Face // Hey Boy // You Gave Me Nothing // Stop Me // Record Collection. Encore: The Bike Song // Valerie