Paul Banks

Photograph: Helena Christensen
Paul Banks
Webster Hall , Downtown Friday December 14 2012 20:00

Those hankering for Interpol’s glacial, studied sonic intensity—relax—their frontman’s second outing as a solo star will tide you over till they knuckle down to writing their fifth album next year. In fact, his album, Banks, is actually better than Interpol’s last effort. Here the 34-year-old sounds reenergized, showcasing a surprising lightness and optimism hitherto unexplored in his songwriting. This relatively intimate hometown show is a must for fans of the New York trio.

Venue name: Webster Hall
Contact:
Address: 125 E 11th St
New York

Cross street: between Third and Fourth Aves
Opening hours: Thu–Sat 10pm–5am
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: $25