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“No texties … live in the moment!”
Such was Haim’s message to an adoring crowd that, even if it didn’t fully abide by the directive (a transgression revealed by the continuous firefly-like twinkles of cell phones’ LED screens), sang, danced and generally got caught up in each moment of the sister trio’s 1-hour, 15-minute set at Terminal 5 in New York on Saturday night (May 10; the band also played the venue last night).
With bassist Este Haim serving as the act’s main spokeswoman, leading much of the night’s banter, Danielle providing lead vocals and intense guitar-shredding and Alana attacking drums, the band continued its penchant for bringing a harder-hitting edge to its live set as compared to its more pop-sheened debut album, “Days Are Gone.” (The release entered the Billboard 200 at No. 6 the week of Oct. 19, 2013, and has sold 168,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.)