Posted in music on July 5, 2007

DOWNLOAD: The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour (new MP3)

It started to rain towards the end (CRED)
New Pornographers @ Battery Park

As advertised, Neko was in the house (CRED)
New Pornographers @ Battery Park

The played a mix of new and old stuff (CRED)
New Pornographers @ Battery Park

Midlake opened the show (CRED)
Midlake @ Battery Park

Did anyone have any trouble getting in? More pics by Jonny Leather HERE.

Last year Belle & Sebastian played. Stephen Malkmus and Yo La Tengo did the year before that.

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Comments (26)

midlake sounded nice.

As I was standing there with my friend during the new pornographers with two die hard NP fans, she sent me a text to secretly reveal her toughts. .

I went to read it and it said "this band gives me diarrhea"

I had to agree and we left mid set.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 11:36 AM

midlake= yawn

Posted by mark | July 5, 2007 11:44 AM

they had plenty of tickets at the entrance for people.

Posted by jerry | July 5, 2007 11:47 AM

maybe it was her weight loss drugs kicking in.

Posted by drewo | July 5, 2007 11:50 AM

New pornos were definitely better than Prospect Park last year, even though the sound was sorta crappy where i was (far right, about halfway back.) I could pretty much just hear AC Newman, Neko's vocals, and the drums, but nothin else.

Belle and Sebastian were way better last year i thought, but this was still pretty fun- even with the rain

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 11:55 AM

midlake rocked the shit. they are so good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 11:58 AM

great show except for the three assholes standing next to me in the very front who were just standing there blankly, frowning... as if there was no concert at all going on in front of them.

um... I really don't understand why people get to shows 5 hours ahead of time, are the first in line, and get spots front and center... and then act miserable during the entire show. i was talking to these idiots before the show started and they said they didn't even like new pornographers. get a clue, people!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 12:18 PM

how does music give you diarrhea? thats a first to me.

midlake is awesome!

Posted by lee | July 5, 2007 12:20 PM

You've obviously never heard of the "brown sound", friend.

Final score:
Jicks+YLT New Porn < Jixxs + YLT

Not that that's a knock on anywone. Great lineups all around.

Posted by ddjj | July 5, 2007 12:46 PM

@July 5, 2007 12:18 PM

were you the guy dead center in the blue Wilco shirt?

Posted by Mike | July 5, 2007 1:55 PM

to Mike-- yeah

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 2:03 PM

I had a great time yesterday. Midlake doesn't do anything for me but I enjoyed the New Pornographers' set. Am I the only one who can't stand people with umbrellas? It became a pain to try and see with all the umbrellas popping up never mind the fact I saw about half a dozen people almost lose an eye. If you can't stand the rain stay home.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 2:20 PM

I remember seeing you yell at someone at the end of the show...wasn't sure why really

Posted by Mike | July 5, 2007 2:22 PM

OOps. Looks like my shorthand got mistook for HTML.

Helio wins.

Posted by ddjj | July 5, 2007 2:23 PM

I was yelling at the one dude... sorry, I don't usually get too upset at these things, it was just pretty ridiculous. how are you going to stand in the very front and just lean on the rail, head in your hand, frowning.

eh, to each their own, I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 2:31 PM

anon in the blue wilco shirt. chill out and let mopey mope be a mopey mope.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 3:14 PM

every day of my life, people say, "cheer up, what's wrong? why are you so mad at me?" and i always say "there's nothing wrong, i'm happy, i'm not mad at you." i think the guy in the wilco shirt shouldn't worry so much about making sure everyone else is as thrilled as he is. you can't tell by looking.

but if they said they didn't like new pornographers, well yeah that's weird. still, it's their business. don't worry about it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 3:42 PM

It's dead in Denton, TX and Midlake was no different. There's a million of these bands out there. I could have sworn they crossed the copyright line a few times last night.
Pornos, on the other hand were fine and, with Neko, they're great.

Posted by garysi | July 5, 2007 4:11 PM

At least when I stand around moping at shows I do it in the middle of the floor so that no one shorter than me standing behind me can see.

If possible, also with a large novelty cowboy hat.

Yesterday = great show

Posted by Simon Belmont | July 5, 2007 4:22 PM

man was the show a boring one. midlake was a snoozer, and the new pornographers were so uninspiring. they sing from the stage with absolutely no personality and sound pretty much exactly like they do on their cd's. i didn't even stay until the last song - and i love the new pornographers - but i'd have to say that they are one of the most lame live acts in indie rock today.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 5:21 PM

I enjoyed Midlake but didn't find them particularly engaging. They provided nice background music for whatever unrelated thoughts I was having at the time, though.

I adore the New Pornographers and while they're not the BEST act I've ever seen live, I do find them fun. I thought they were very personable and their between-song banter was entertaining enough (a band member playing the wrong song is pretty much always funny).

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 5:37 PM

I totally saw the blue wilco shirt dude - dude, why do you have to yell at everyone?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 8:04 PM

I totally saw the blue wilco shirt dude - dude, why do you have to yell at everyone?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2007 8:05 PM

Boring. I'll check out the album, but live didn't really make me feel anything. It might have been that I have poison ivy and didn't sleep well the night before. But whatever, when Neko wasn't singing it was boring.

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Posted by Batteries | July 5, 2007 11:12 PM

Well, *I* guess you should go fuck yourself, Batteries, you piece-of-shit spambot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2007 10:57 AM

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