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Ratatat Rocks The Palladium

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The Ist-community are fans of Ratatat. How could we not be when their album, Classics, is an electro-indie haven. Great guitar riffs, dance beats and sans vocal make it a fun album to share with friends. Our favorite song is Wildcat, and upon first hearing it went around for two days (to the dismay of our roommates) going "Raaarrrr." Followed by tropicana, a slow starting song that would fit perfectly into a movie where a bunch of trouble making teens are walking up a hill to solve a mystery.

So we jumped at the chance to see them at the Hollywood Palladium last Wednesday where they performed alongside Ladytron and The Faint.

We decided to make it an urban adventure night, one that involves only one parking space so we met up with our plus 1 at Amoeba where we were looking for some holiday gift inspiration (in luck they have a great gift guide at the door), then onto The Bowery for dinner where we know the guys who work there and always have great food and amazing service. Then onto the Hollywood Palladium for the show. Afterwards, a nightcap was scheduled for The Well but ok, fine full disclosure - we actually ended up at Three Clubs instead.

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Have you ever seen a crowd of 2,000 people in great moods and dancing about? This was the place to see it. Everyone was very, bouncy. We were especially excited to see Brooklyn-based Ratatat since they were the first band to ever play the Guggenheim Museum back in October. Ratatat's 45-minute set was a great start to the evening and led into Ladytron's electro-dance-pop-huh jams. The Faint closed out the show with everyone on their feet - even DJ Steve Aoki and Danny Masterson's crew. Enough slim-fit jeans, striped shirts, and brown boots to last through early 2007, this show kept our energy levels up for hours after it ended. Your next chance to catch any of these bands? We'll keep you posted.

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