Posted in music | pictures on April 10, 2007

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

The Stooges @ United Palace

This first set of pictures was taken at the Iggy Pop & The Stooges show at United Palace Theatre in NYC on Monday night (April 9, 2007) - specifically during "No Fun" (and my favorite part of the show) when Iggy invited everyone to join him on stage. To be continued....

Previously
* Ticketmaster auctioning Stooges tickets + Tour Dates
* Free Stooges show in LA tonight + a 1 from Pfork + SXSW MP3

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Comments (49)

Iggy is totally insane. What a GREAT show! Great venue. Good to see Mike Wat on stage with them...

Posted by Venison | April 10, 2007 7:56 AM

That's sad.

Posted by caprio | April 10, 2007 8:00 AM

i would smoke pot in their face and they'd have to sit there groovin on it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 8:50 AM

They Might Be Giants did that once and people fell through the stage into the orchestra pit and wound up in the hospital. Safety first, Iggy!

Posted by Max Power | April 10, 2007 8:58 AM

What the fuck is so "sad" about these pics of people having a shitload of fun?!?!? Crawl back into your own asshole, dimwit.

Posted by eggshells | April 10, 2007 9:01 AM

The Stooges do it during every performance.

Was the seating GA or not? Good to see they have alcohol.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 9:03 AM

Yes, They do this every show..Does anyone have a setlist? I guess I can safely assume they didn't do anything off raw Power?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 9:15 AM

Songs I remember them doing (in no particular order): T.V. Eye, Dirt, 1970, 1969, Fun House, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Not Right, Real Cool Time, No Fun, My Idea of Fun . . . ??? (Wish they'd done Search and Destroy, but you can't have everything).

It was a blast. UPT is a beautiful theater (albeit in a remote-ass location). There seemed to be some GA in the orchestra pit, but it's mostly seated.

Seeing Iggy dance and dive for an hour and a half— knowing that he's doing it every night and that he's a couple weeks shy of 60—made me resolve to work out more.

Posted by Constant Dater | April 10, 2007 9:56 AM

Forgot to mention that he also flashed the audience accidentally-on-purpose. Ha!

Posted by Constant Dater | April 10, 2007 9:58 AM

A solid show in a beautiful venue- Iggy looks good and moves well for a 60-yr. old guy, though I didn't need to see said 60-yr.old peen at the end of the show (despite how impressive I've heard it is.) Waited all night for "Gimme Danger" - but he never sang it. But,oh, that voice - I love that great big voice.

Posted by Kelley Keith | April 10, 2007 10:31 AM

I wasn't expecting this. This looks like some serious fun.

Posted by Eduardo | April 10, 2007 10:42 AM

A very good to great gig, w/Iggy oozing charisma, charm, and that patented manic-panic, slithery on stage sinew of his own, slaying all in his path: from the front row to the rafters.

A wonderful sense of irony, too - as follows:

-introducing "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by declaring, "I want to sing a fuckin' animals song" (it wasn't, of course, "The House of the Rising Sun.")

-exhorting the front orchestra, 'I want everybody up here,' and playing "No Fun."

These, and many other moments, made for a very strong show.

Iggy, as any reasonably intelligent person knows, puts all of these overrated upstarts, quasi-indie-alt and emotive poseurs - from The Arcade Fire and The Killers to Bright Eyes and Dashboard Confessional- to complete shame.

IN THE CROWD: Spotted the legendary photog, Bob Gruen, as well as those idiots from NY-1, Dalton Ross (seeing him in person - as one can also tell on television - confirmed that he absolutely got his ass kicked in everyday, from pre-K through senior year of high school, and deserves the same as an adult) and what looked to be his fellow couch potato critic, Chris Nashawaty: talk about the Laurel & Hardy incarnate from the world of "entertainment" (now, THAT'S entertainment!)

Also saw many faces that recalled not only everyone who was a regular photo-op feature in the great but long-defunct Rock Scene magazine, but that the East Village certainly had better days.

Or, younger ones, at least.

Oh, and the Asheton Bros. kicked supreme ass, as usual.

Now, I'm not one for Rock Hall of Fames of any kind, but since there is one, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of SHAME should feel nothing but that, for failing to induct The Stooges.

See them while you have the chance to do so.

Also, anyone who thinks UPT is in a "remote-ass" location, such as that idiot who posted as such, "constant dater," is a complete ass: ever stop to think that Pianos and Bowery Ballroom are both in a remote-ass location from the rest of Manhattan?

Go back to your NYU-dorms, you yuppie scum-sucking sacks of crap. And try enjoying gigs at the Beacon - now taken over by MSG & the Dolans - and their new and fascistic floor staff. What would you do if Mommy & Daddy stopped your concert ticketing allowance monies?

Posted by hahaheehee | April 10, 2007 10:59 AM

Thanks for the review "haha". No need to put down the young bands though, they are only trying. I suspect there were plenty of commentators back in the '60's, like yourself, who put down the upstart Stooges.

Posted by drewo | April 10, 2007 11:09 AM

downtown/midtown is convienient to Jersey/Brooklyn/Queens/Manhattan. Upper Manhattan is not. Get it?

The Stooges have been putting on the same kick ass show since their reunion. Why are people all of a sudden surprised? Almost every Iggy Pop show had the same energy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 11:24 AM

to hahaheehee:

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you? All the insults make you sound so lonely and insecure.

Posted by Charles | April 10, 2007 11:34 AM

somebody tell me -- where is new jersey, brooklyn, and queens?

not the original poster, but i think, therefore, i don't "get it."

manhattan is not a catering company -- get it?

but the other reaches of the borough are convenient to westchester, the bronx (locations you failed to mention) as well as parts of new jersey -- get it?

it would appear that the only time you'll get it, is, if you either get pregnant or get someone pregnant.

depending on your gender.

but i do agree on your comment about the stooges... no freaking surprise in the least.

Posted by charlesisntincharge | April 10, 2007 11:46 AM

to Charles:

Really, what on God's earth is unhinged about you that, another's comments so easily pushes your buttons, makes you go out of your way to post and only serves to make you sound so lonely and insecure?

What, if this were on Entertainment Weekly, then it'd be true and valid criticism?

Return to reality, eh?

Posted by hahaheehee | April 10, 2007 11:50 AM

Yeah, great show. Iggy radiated raw energy and charisma for the whole show. Great performer. as far as trainspotting celebs, I saw Nick Cave in the Orchestra back left.
PS. hahaheehee must have a little one to be so full of it. UPT is way the fuck out there on the edge of manhattan.

Posted by rich | April 10, 2007 12:13 PM

Theatre questions:
anyone drive? how was parking?
how was security? did they search for cameras or hastle people taking pictures inside?


thanks

Posted by ht | April 10, 2007 12:37 PM

Sounds like someone got priced out of better neighborhoods.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 12:38 PM

Parking is a nightmare. take the train if you can. All of the nearby parking lots are $30 for a few hours and they were all FULL so you can't even count on that. I luckily found a parking spot on the street after 40 minutes of looking. There was no camera restrictions neither.

Posted by driver | April 10, 2007 12:44 PM

HT,

I found Security to be unobtrusive. They did the flashlight in the pocketbook search at the door but didn't have much of a presence that I could see once you got in. The house allowed drinks to be taken to your seats, which I appreciated, and they were cool when Iggy had the audience up onstage. I think offstreet parking was pretty good from what a few people said though I took the subway to get there. The UPT was easy to get to and was located close to the A subway line.

Posted by Kelley Keith | April 10, 2007 12:50 PM

Anonymous wrote:

>

Funny thing is, that remark (a condescending one, so it would appear) is what would have been typed about Williamsburg, Ft. Greene, Alphabet City and Hell's Kitchen, not so long ago, before the so-called gentrification.

Which priced out the native and indigenous populations from these neighborhoods.

To put this another way, locals were displaced and marginalised.

Personally, my hailing from NYC, bdeing a native, I'd rather have a mixed than homogeneous society. Something that a lot of the relocated-to-NYC types can't really relate to. At least not in terms of coming up.

For your edification, when it comes to "better," check these stats out for nabe "cred":

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2006/25624/

Posted by renegade | April 10, 2007 1:15 PM

Pardon the double post, but I wanted to properly and correctly cite and attribute the post to which I was replying to etc.

"Anonymous wrote:

Sounds like someone got priced out of better neighborhoods.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 12:38 PM"

RENEGADE REPLIED:

Funny thing is, that remark (a condescending one, so it would appear) is what would have been typed about Williamsburg, Ft. Greene, Alphabet City and Hell's Kitchen, not so long ago, before the so-called gentrification.

Which priced out the native and indigenous populations from these neighborhoods.

To put this another way, locals were displaced and marginalised.

Personally, my hailing from NYC, being a native, I'd rather have a mixed than homogeneous society. Something that a lot of the relocated-to-NYC types can't really relate to. At least not in terms of coming up.

For your edification, when it comes to "better," check these stats out for nabe "cred":

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2006/25624/

Posted by renegade | April 10, 2007 1:20 PM

ok a few thoughts.
first of all yes i agree why should anyone be surprised at the excellence of this show. I have seen every ny Stooges show since the reunion began and they have all been simply amazing. This one was not the best of them but still kicked ass and better than most shows by other bands that i have seen this year so far. Iggy is 60 and the Ashtons are gaining in years also but they can still beat the shit out of most bands on an even average night. Unfortunately this train aint gonna run forever which makes me sad.
The united palace is an ok place. Sound is not the best. Close to the first row where i was sounded crisp. I agree with the previous poster though it was way way way too remote a location. Parking is not great but i found a spot on the street within 10 mins and that was at 8:15p. Great to see people throwing the seats up on the stage. Nice work. As for the idiot who attacked the previous poster let me ask you numbnuts where would you rather be let out of a show at say 11:30p-12a..the east village/lower east side or the upper part of washington heights???? keep it real..nuff said on that.

Nick Cave was NOT at the show. A guy who looked like him was. Jim Jarmusch was in fact at the show.
Finally Iggy, as he always does, invited fans on the stage during the end of Real Cool Time and then into No Fun. What was actually sad about this is i guess it seems so predictable at this point cause he does it every time now. At the first ny show at jones beach it was totally unexpected and it had a real sense of chaos and was truly magical. Now every moron, poseur and hipster waits for it and jumps on stage. It was ridiculous to see fools trying to get near iggy and pose so their friends in the crowd could take pictures of it. Sad but predictable and expected.
Still, The Stooges showed why they are still one of the best bands of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 1:31 PM

First off, it was a great show. Then again, having seen them at Randall's Island, Roseland and UPT, all of the shows have been excellent.

Regarding the neighborhood-hey, there is cheap food (ate a great chicken special across the street at Conde for 7 bucks), the A train goes up there by express, and it is a fabulous venue. The sound was the best I have heard in a long time and I go to tons of shows.

Posted by Adam | April 10, 2007 1:40 PM

I realize people from the Dominican Republic have been the predominant ethnicity in Washington Heights for a while, but calling them "native and indigenous" might be a bit of a stretch.

Anyway, hats off to Iggy, the Ashetons, McKay and Watt for a great gig. And thanks to the people in Washington Heights for welcoming us into their neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 1:57 PM

In response to Adam. The sound was not the best. I go to tons of shows as well and Bowery and Mercury blow it away in terms of sound.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 2:06 PM

"Anonymous wrote:

I realize people from the Dominican Republic have been the predominant ethnicity in Washington Heights for a while, but calling them "native and indigenous" might be a bit of a stretch.
Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 1:57 PM "

RENEGADE REPLIED:

Well, that is true, but it's not as if I meant it in the Aboriginal sense of the term (indigenous) but rather, as you knew, and noted, "predominant."

Somewhere between 46% to 48%.

Also, the Heights was, at least in the 60s & 70s, predominantly Greek and Irish. Hispanic groups took turns as the "predominant" society, with, what I recall, the Cubans and Puerto Ricans, Columbians thereafter, and in-between up through the present, the Dominicans. Along with those representing the D.R., the Jewish -- yes, I know, a religion, not a race -- population has also remained the hold steady in Washington Heights, throughout Inwood, and neighboring Riverdale (in the Bronx), and more so on-&-West of Broadway.

"Other" minorities, Asians et. al. were dotted throughout on the uptown map, but not with the same presence (perhaps more in terms of the workforce, such as medicine in the immediate and neighboring borough, the Bronx, hospitals.)

"Anonymous wrote:
Anyway, hats off to Iggy, the Ashetons, McKay and Watt for a great gig. And thanks to the people in Washington Heights for welcoming us into their neighborhood."

RENEGADE REPLIED:

Amen to that.

Who's next - Isley Bros., Modest Mouse, and Arcade Fire?

The 'hood can handle it all.

Posted by renegade | April 10, 2007 2:11 PM

BV is censoring now????? I wrote a rather long comment about an hour ago. Where is it BV. Let freedom ring

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 2:31 PM

BV is censoring now????? I wrote a rather long comment about an hour ago. Where is it BV. Let freedom ring

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 2:31 PM

"BV is censoring now????? "

I am not. Let me look. sometimes they get trapped as spam.

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 10, 2007 2:49 PM

The local demographics has little to do with it. As the age old real estate term goes: location, location, location. The gentrification of upper manhattan may have come, but it's still far away. That FACT will never change.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 3:11 PM

Anonymous wrote:

"The local demographics has little to do with it."

RENEGADE REPLIED:

Has little to do with...?????

"Anonymous wrote:
As the age old real estate term goes: location, location, location. The gentrification of upper manhattan may have come, but it's still far away. That FACT will never change.
Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 3:11 PM"

RENEGADE REPLIED:

Actually, that location is still in the borough named Manhattan: that's the keyword: NOT "location."

It's better to be on the island than off, and if you don't get in now, you're pretty much out in less than a handful of years.

With apt. rents at 1,100 to 1,400, and sales from $250,000 to $600,000 -- take a look at Hudson Gardens and Castle Village, as well as Bennett Avenue ans Overlook Terrace etc. -- proves your fact to be theory, and my theory to be fact.

And I haven't even mentioned Riverside Drive.

Also, if you wish to debate,why not post/signoff with, at the very least, a screenname by which you are recognized?

There a quite a few people here who know who I am - who are you?

Posted by renegade | April 10, 2007 3:21 PM

the missing comment is now there. It was in the spam folder. sorry bout that.

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 10, 2007 3:22 PM

Anonymous wrote: "At the first ny show at jones beach it was totally unexpected and it had a real sense of chaos and was truly magical. Now every moron, poseur and hipster waits for it and jumps on stage."

Well - maybe it was totally unexpected for you, but Iggy has been getting people on stage for DECADES man - and it always offers a magical moment to someone who has never been there before.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 4:45 PM

It's time to debunk the whole "UPT is so far" myth. It is exactly 24 minutes from W4 to 175th on the (A) train. It is exactly 15 minutes from the Port Authority to 175th on the (A). Oh, and it's 5 minutes away from people like me that actually live in the Washington Heights / Inwood area -- but you don't see me complaining about short subway rides to the rest of the city!

Further, is anywhere from 15-30 minutes to W4 from the "hipster" parts of Williamsburg, depending on the train and transfers.

You kids are whining about having to travel an additional 5-10 minutes. What happens when your precious (L) is shut down?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 5:49 PM

"It is exactly 24 minutes from W4 to 175th on the (A) train."

I love it when priced out hipsters make up lies in order to justify their neighborhood. According the the MTA and hopstop, the trip from W4 to 175th is over half over. When the A is not express (during the evening/weekend when concerts are happening), the trip is over 40 minutes.

These times are not counting waiting for the train or walking to the train station. In other words, just from downtown alone the trip to 175th is almost an hour.

Enjoy your bodegas.

Posted by native | April 10, 2007 6:49 PM

oops, brainfart

"is over half HOUR"

Posted by nyc native | April 10, 2007 6:51 PM

Dope show. Sound was a bit dodgy but the band's energy more than made up for it. Made a mad rush to the stage and moshed with The Stooges. Once in a lifetime experience. 'nuff said.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 8:41 PM

native -- the poster is right. the schedule on mta.info has it at 24 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 9:49 PM

ok - the official full setlist:

Loose
Down on the Street
I Wanna Be Your Dog
TV Eye!!!
My Idea of Fun
Dirt
Real Cool Time
No Fun!!!
1970>
Mind Room>
Fun House>
L.A. Blues
Skull Ring
Trollin'

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1969
She Took My Money
Not Right
I'm Fried!!!!!!!

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Little Electric Chair

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2007 10:18 PM

Great show. Nice theatre. Big deal it took a little while to get there. Nobody forced anyone to go. Totally worth the ride. I thought the sound was fine. Comparing a 3000 seat theatre's sound to The Bowery or The Mercury is kinda dumb. Also any room can have good or bad sound depending on the sound system,the band and the sound men.And yes, The Stooges blow away most young rock bands around today.

Posted by jjazznola | April 11, 2007 1:53 AM

It took me about an hour to get from Union Square to the theater. That said, I would do it again tonight if the Stooges were playing another show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2007 6:01 PM

If you were lucky enough to be there(which I was and have seen them all) the show will be remembered as one of the greatest moments in rock and roll history and history doesnt give a s&^T about neighborhoods.

Posted by glenn leitch | April 11, 2007 9:39 PM

It was EASY to get to. A 20 minute A train ride from 42nd street to 175th. Driving? Well hey aint my problem mass transit is the easiest way to get around town.

Show was a blast...I was one of the poseurs up on stage. We had a ball and then jumped into the pit to watch the rest of the show at the front of the stage.

Posted by crazy levi | April 12, 2007 11:04 AM

Stop complaining about how long it took you by subway! I came from Athens, GA to see the show (made a mini vacation out of the whole thing) And would do it again. Next time I would get better tix though, cause it did get hard to see all the way in the upper balcony. Hope Iggy has plans for Atlanta after his European leg. You Northerners are all welcome down in the South, just don't mention anything about our little disagreement 140 years ago.

Posted by Lou | April 12, 2007 10:13 PM

YESSSSSS best show ever!! I LOVED this part, this is what its about, no stage is above anyone, everyones on the same equal, FUCKING GREAT! I got choked and flown off the stage by a bouncer and busted my elbow...BUT STILL GREAT!

oh yes, and im no bitch but whoever thinks mobing a stage when its all in fun, not chaotic violence is awful...well, you should just learn more about the music

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2007 12:27 AM

to hahaheehee:

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you? All the insults make you sound so lonely and insecure.

Posted by Charles | April 10, 2007 11:34 AM

to Charles:

Sounds like you wanna get impregnated by Michael Strahan, you spaghetti spine loser.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 9:26 PM

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