MGMT closed Murphy’s Little Big Weekend last night, Sunday, October 20. They released their self-titled third album earlier this year, to a smattering of applause but little more. So there was a curious crowd in the Savoy for the group, though they still played the tracks that made their reputation. Support on the night came from O Emperor and New York’s Guards. The former also released an album this year but, in contrast to the headliners, it was released to critical acclaim, winning them a completely new audience. Rightfully so, too. All pictures by Brid O’Donovan.

Guards…………………………………………………….
GuardsIMG_0019

GuardsIMG_0110

GuardsIMG_0123

GuardsIMG_0156

GuardsIMG_0180

GuardsIMG_0305

O Emperor……………………………………………….
OEmperorIMG_0312

OEmperorIMG_0323

OEmperorIMG_0490

OEmperorIMG_0641

OEmperorIMG_0702

OEmperorIMG_0726

OEmperorIMG_0746

OEmperorIMG_0769

OEmperorIMG_0817

OEmperorIMG_0848

MGMT…………………………………………………………
MGMTIMG_0014

MGMTIMG_0180

MGMTIMG_0195

MGMTIMG_0225

MGMTIMG_0263

MGMTIMG_0296

MGMTIMG_0310

MGMTIMG_0357

MGMTIMG_0394

MGMTIMG_0401

MGMTIMG_0449