It's Portishead, performing live at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, during their original 90s pomp (later followed by their current pomp of course). And it’s a pretty sublime performance all told, the main group joined by an orchestra to perform dusty, extra-noirish versions of classic tracks from Dummy and Portishead. Here is the VHS (yes, VHS!) of the show.
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8/10 Jack 11th February 2015
Portishead certainly know how to entertain their legions of eccentric fans. Instead of playing a "normal" concert at a typical venue, they instead took a nod from Miles Davis, and gave a more creative show to a sold out crowd at New York City's Roseland Theatre. This video show cases the entire performance, along with a short (approx. 10 min) home movie entitled "Road Trip". While the visuals may get a bit bland, the DJ Andy Smith mix definitely makes it a must see. The concert (15 songs) is a very interesting twist from Portishead's albums, being that instead of using mostly samples and loops (aside from keyboards and turntables), they have a full orchestra behind them, along with the common bass / drum / guitar arrangements.