Posted in music | pictures on August 3, 2006

Sleater Kinney @ Webster Hall

Sleater Kinney @ Webster Hall

Sleater Kinney @ Webster Hall

Sleater Kinney @ Webster Hall

Sleater Kinney @ Webster Hall

Sleater Kinney @ Webster Hall

SET LIST (VIA FLUXBLOG)
Start Together / The Fox / The Drama You've Been Craving / Wilderness / Jumpers / Light Rail Coyote / Night Light / Ironclad / Rollercoaster / Hot Rock / What's Mine Is Yours / Youth Decay / Modern Girl / Let's Call It Love / Entertain / Sympathy / Dig Me Out // Ballad of a Ladyman / Oh! / Call The Doctor / Get Up / Words + Guitar /// Turn It On / One More Hour

Good night Sleater Kinney. (more soon).

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Comments (60)

Cant believe I missed it. Haha, as I wrote that I was listening to Yeah yeah yeahs, mysteries. And the lyrics were :

My arms are all twisted
The only thing I miss is
I messed up I missed it

Irony is cool.

Posted by Daniil | August 3, 2006 3:08 AM

those pictures of Carrie are badass

Posted by Quinn | August 3, 2006 4:05 AM

Do you have these in a higher resolution? The portraits of Carrie and Corin are fantastic!

Posted by Tom | August 3, 2006 5:20 AM

Hands down...one of the BEST gigs I ever saw.

Carrie kicked ASS!!! She wuz channeling Angus Young last nite!!!!

Posted by klerg | August 3, 2006 8:11 AM

Great show last night. S-K were phenomenal and the crowd was very energetic in spite of the heat. It was an excellent sendoff for a band who will be missed terribly.

Posted by Jim | August 3, 2006 8:25 AM

I was at the Philly show Monday in the smaller but dingier Starlight Ballroom. They were amazing and also played a lengthy set, and it was insanely hot at the venue to boot.

My pics came out fuzzy though.

Posted by Eric | August 3, 2006 8:47 AM

nice....pic #5: is she giving buckwheat a headlock????

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 9:13 AM

a haiku for you:

Bye Sleater Kinney
Riot girls who don't shave
Hot sweaty photos.

Posted by killertime | August 3, 2006 9:39 AM

Alright, tonight is Ladies Night @ Webster Hall. Sweet.

Posted by musicsnobbery | August 3, 2006 9:39 AM

a haiku for you:

Bye Sleater Kinney
Riot girls who don't shave
Hot sweaty photos.

Posted by killertime | August 3, 2006 9:40 AM

Alright, tonight is Ladies Night @ Webster Hall. Sweet.

Posted by musicsnobbery | August 3, 2006 9:41 AM

Hot Rock. Damn, I was hoping to hear them play that for years.

Posted by Ted | August 3, 2006 9:51 AM

Incredible, incredible show. Reminded me what I love about music. They will be sorely missed.

Oh, and fuck Webster Hall for not having a working AC system and for charging $5 for bottled water. Ridiculous.

Posted by Matt | August 3, 2006 9:53 AM

Nooooo! Please don't break up!! :(

Posted by Lily | August 3, 2006 10:29 AM

Nooooo! Please don't break up!! :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 10:30 AM

Webster Hall is always hot. January/March/August, it doesn't matter. They do have a working AC, but choose to not use if so they can make money off of drinks. Don't not support Webster Hall shows. I made the exception for SK.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 10:43 AM

Agreed with you there, I too avoid Webster as much as possible, though last night was siginificantly hotter than even it usually is. Must have been 100 degrees in there.

What drives me crazy is that the Bowery folks are normally so good at getting things right. Are there two better run clubs in the country than the Mercury and the Bowery? So it's even more frustrating that they decide to book shows at such a crappy venue.

Posted by Matt | August 3, 2006 10:48 AM

Even a small venue like the Knitting Factory has the A/C situation fixed. Sold out shows there used to be sweltering, but so far this year I have been to a few sold out shows there and it was nice and nippy.

Posted by Eric | August 3, 2006 11:04 AM

the venue may have just been complying with bloomberg's request to not lower thermostats below 78 degrees.

"I know everybody would like to be cool, but 78 degrees is a lot better than it would be if we didn't have any electricity," bloomberg said.


Posted by HeatMiser | August 3, 2006 11:46 AM

Good riddens. SK is a sad state of affairs for the music industry

Posted by yah hiroshima | August 3, 2006 11:51 AM

Heat wave or not, the temperature in Webster Hall last night was extreme. Carrie even said it was the first time she ever changed her shirt before an encore.

same shit at Webster Hall last year too.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 3, 2006 11:59 AM

Residents from Maine to Georgia and parts of the Midwest broiled under excessive heat Wednesday that strained power grids, taxed patience and, in some cases, proved fatal. - ny times


do you bother to read anything other than music news? and just stop going to webster hall if it doesn't meet your level of comfort needs.

Posted by HeatMiser | August 3, 2006 12:06 PM

I had a great time, it was just sweaty.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 3, 2006 12:09 PM

also Heatmiser - yes, I understand we're dealing with extreme weather right now and other people certainly have it worse off than us brats enjoying a $20 concert, BUT if Webster Hall really cared, they wouldn't have been denying people cups of water (yes, they said we couldn't have one) and charging $4.00 + tip for a small bottle of water.

Bigger picture = important

Webster Hall = deserves to be criticized, EVEN in a heat wave

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 3, 2006 12:15 PM

I actually had a good experience with the Webster Hall folks...during Call the Doctor I started overheating in about 2 rows of people from the stage and almost passed out, went by the bar and sat on the ground and a security guy rushed over and gave me a free bottle of water. It wasn't really hotter than I expected it to be, but jumping up and down will do you in.

Posted by taylor | August 3, 2006 12:22 PM

Yes the show was quite sweaty. (Not nearly as hot as the show at the Starlight Ballroom in Philly...that place is literally an oven) Yes Webster Hall sucks for a variety of reasons beyond the lack of AC and expensive water. (how about that lighting?) But everyone knows Webster Hall is a shitty venue and that it's a million degrees outside...bring your own water and a mini fan and stick it out for a couple of hours. This was S-K's last show in NYC, and quite a spectacular one at that. I'd sweat my balls off all over again to see them play that setlist for the last time. They were absolutely phenomenol and anyone who spent their time bitching about Webster Hall missed an amazing show.

Posted by Elle | August 3, 2006 12:26 PM

I actually had a good experience with the Webster Hall folks...during Call the Doctor I started overheating in about 2 rows of people from the stage and almost passed out, went by the bar and sat on the ground and a security guy rushed over and gave me a free bottle of water. It wasn't really hotter than I expected it to be, but jumping up and down did me in.

Posted by Taylor | August 3, 2006 12:27 PM

Well said BV. And 78 it wasn't. I'd guess more like 100-plus. And there's no excuse for the water prices. As for just ignoring Webster Hall, frankly I normally do. But when one of (if not)the greatest band(s) of the past decade is playing what is likely their last NYC show ever....

And, yes, I loved the show. They were incredible, as always. Better even. The clap-along during Entertain, the shout-along during Turn It On, Carrie kicking it like crazy despite playing under a shower of her own sweat....damn. Just amazing.

To the "sad state of affairs" person above. Er, what? Last time I checked, SK didn't exactly sell a lot of records, and they've certainly been (unjustifiably) overshadowed by a lot of lesser overhyped lights in recent years, so...what's your point? How would they be representative of the music industry's "state of affairs?"

Posted by Matt | August 3, 2006 12:28 PM

Taylot, my friend, those of who complained about the heat were bringing it up as an aside. Since I started this whole thing, you might note that my original comment said the show was incredible. Then I said the heat sucked. I didn't say it ruined the show, I didn't say I spent my whole time worrying about the heat, I just pointed out that the heat sucked.

Ah, the Internet....

Posted by Matt | August 3, 2006 12:32 PM

Hey, did anyone else feel Webster Hall was unusually hot last night?

Posted by klaus_kinski | August 3, 2006 12:39 PM

yah hiroshima,

If you think that Sleater-Kinney is what is wrong with the music industry, you are sorely in need of a clue. Your spelling is much sadder.

Posted by Joe | August 3, 2006 12:41 PM

BTW...

anybody notice Tim Robbins at the show?

Posted by klerg | August 3, 2006 12:44 PM

"State of affairs" guy-

The fact that Sleater-Kinney never got the attention they deserve is the sad state of affairs. Outside a small number of friends of mine who are into indie rock I can't think of one person who has even heard of Sleater-Kinney. THAT is the sad state of affairs.

Posted by Elle | August 3, 2006 12:45 PM

Yeah, higher res versions of these photos would be amazing...they're great! The show seemed pretty much flawless, though I have only seen them one time before. I have a few video clips...maybe i'll put them up on YouTube.

Posted by Taylor | August 3, 2006 12:47 PM

mind blowing performance! the heart rate was definitely up last night. and i thought i got a good work out at the Peaches show at Irving Plaza.

Posted by ms. calculation theme | August 3, 2006 12:58 PM

bv, if you expected them to hand out cups of water, then you are a "brat".

it was a rock show. you need to sweat. years from now you'll be thinking how awesome the night was because the show was so hot in more ways than one.

Posted by HeatMiser | August 3, 2006 1:11 PM

Really wonderful show. Great energy, cool instrumental segs between songs, nice variety in the setlist. A special thanks to everyone in the crowd who danced. A special fuck-you to the children who thought it might be cool to smoke through most of the show, because smoke + sweat = dirty, icky feeling. But great, great show, and here's hoping for a reunion tour in a few years after solo albums from Carrie and Corin. This is my favorite band to split up since mclusky; I am sad.

Posted by Moiche | August 3, 2006 1:36 PM

Amazing show. I danced & jumped, but was never on the verge of passing out. It could've been a lot cooler if they didn't have the hot lights on over the audience as well as the stage. Is that normal or did they do it because they were filming?

Posted by Bean | August 3, 2006 2:20 PM

speaking from a venue's persepctive - when its 104 degrees outside and 1,000 people start jumping up and down inside of a room - there isn't much you can really do to "defeat the heat". We had the AC on full blast in Philly and it made littlee to no difference

Posted by Sean | August 3, 2006 2:45 PM

So, how were the Rogers Sisters?

Posted by :p | August 3, 2006 2:48 PM

The RS were great. They are a very promising band -- with a year or two more of growth and continued live experience they will be kicking ass and taking names.

But of course it was all about S-K, and they rocked it. Went out with a bang in NYC. Amazing show that will be the stuff of legend someday.

Posted by hello | August 3, 2006 3:01 PM

having worked at and having had friends that work at rock venues, i'll only point out that i once heard of an ordinance enforcing a source of free-of-charge water accesible to the public in any venue that meets certain size & capacity requirments... not too sure about specifics, but it'd be worth looking into.

just sayin...

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 5:43 PM

thnx for the pictures- it was a truly amazing night

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 6:04 PM

thnx for the pictures- it was a truly amazing night

Posted by kari | August 3, 2006 6:05 PM

Yes..there a re clubs all over the south that have either free or very cheap water (like 25c) in those big gatorade type coolers ... I dont think its impossible to do...when they are charging $8 for a beer Im sure they can give people a break on some water when its 100 degrees in there...I;m not a rube , I lived in NY for 10 years..so I get the big city , everything is expensive philosphy
I think people just expect to get ripped off and accept it...you shouldnt have to almost pass out to get free water. Every once awhile you can do something nice for people without only thinking of the bottom line..it can be done but generally people dont want to bother..because theres always a buck to be made...do bartenders really expect a tip for handing someone a bottle of water...jeez I'm glad I moved out of the city..

Posted by rt | August 3, 2006 7:27 PM

economics101: if they gave out free water they'd need to increase the ticket prices to keep the same level of profit...then basically everyone who doesn't drink water at clubs would be susidizing all the people who are only drinking the free water through the increase in ticket prices.

Posted by benbernanke | August 3, 2006 8:00 PM

the knitting factory used to have pitchers of ice water and cups at the bar. i don't know if they still do, but that was cool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2006 10:24 AM

douchebag101:
I'm talking when its 100 degrees & its actually a health issue
They can still charge people a nominal fee per cup...like I said drinks there are $8 + , I would imagine that would provide a fair amount a revenue.
People just need water to survive in conditions like that..
Do they really sell alot of water at gigs in general ? Probably not , Except for excessively hot ones like this one...so you could actually say there's an incentive to keep it hot in there.... they also criminally oversell that place..its pretty well known...they must paid the fire marshall off well...

Posted by rt | August 4, 2006 11:07 AM

Economics 102: recognize the fact that the city was in the grip of a heatwave. Make a little extra effort to set up some water coolers and paper cups. Understand that a happy customer may become a return customer.

As it is now, many music fans will avoid Webster Hall if at all possible.

Posted by drewo | August 4, 2006 12:44 PM

free water = not only less water sales but less soda, beer, wine and mixed drink sales as well.

beverage sales go up the hotter it is... it's no surprise that webster hall is always hot no matter what the weather is.

Posted by beverageguy | August 4, 2006 1:04 PM

hello, they weren't saying FREE WATER they said OVERPRICED. selling water for $5+ each is opportunistic and disgusting. it's just like the assholes that are selling the last s-k tickets on ebay for $300+.

on another note, fucking awesome pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2006 6:27 PM

Great show, but man was it hotter than hell in that place - it was if they turned off the ac.

Posted by JD | August 5, 2006 6:29 PM

Great show, but man was it hotter than hell in that place - it was if they turned off the ac.

Posted by JD | August 5, 2006 6:30 PM

I used to bartend at a venue...people complain about paying for water no matter how much it is. we sold water for $2 and there was always complaints. We used to give free water to people that bought something- anything. they were just trying to avoid people coming in drinking free water and not taking out their wallet once all night. The bar is the way venues stay in business... most of the ticket sales goes to the bands and misc. show costs. $5 bottles of water is really ridiculous though... that's not right.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2006 9:13 PM

WEBSTER HALL Security staff are the rudest, meanest, fattest and ugliest people I have ever come across. They have a chip on their shoulders and, in spite of never finishing high school, somehow landed this job. To the owners of webster hall, I suggest having at least one person on the Security management team that has any sort of people skills. These guys are on your from lines and are killing your reputation.

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Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2007 9:06 AM

My experience is Webster Hall was the WORST experience ever!!!! I celebrated my birthday on saturday 2/23/08. We have reserve for VIP and spent $70/per person for the birthday package. I had to speak to someone as to why when entering I am being told I am not going to receive the table as told . The ugly stupid idiot that sits behind the desk had such an unprofesional attitude, so rude and needs to be fired. We finally received our table and bottle of champagne after complaining. Then in a group of 6 people we only received 4 champagne glasses!!But best of all I have never received my birthday cake and free gifts as advertised on website with teh package we selected as well as discussed when I reserved everything. Unless this club wants to be sued for false advertisment, I suggest they give me a refund!!!

Posted by upset customer | March 3, 2008 6:52 PM

Great show last night. S-K were phenomenal and the crowd was very energetic in spite of the heat. It was an excellent sendoff for a band who will be missed terribly.

Posted by Domain Names | October 8, 2009 5:29 AM

Awesome band!! I've seen them play live before.

Posted by Joe Lund | September 8, 2011 10:42 AM

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