Backstage With Interpol at Madison Square Garden

September 17, 2007 7:16 PM ET

Friday night, a trio of New York acts known for playing small clubs all graduated to the biggest venue in the city: Madison Square Garden. Rock Daily tagged along as Interpol rested up and soundchecked before the show (Cat Power and the Liars completed the night's lineup), and snapped photos of things like the band's neatly manicured wardrobe as they prepared for their MSG debut. Click here to find out how the band prepped for the gig (and their favorite MSG memories) along with the photo gallery.

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