These are Power's set time was 3:30 in the afternoon. People of all ages were running around Stuyvesant Cove Park at that time, and the Budos Band had just finished an awesome, anyone-friendly, funky set of afrobeat that had hippies dancing around, and had even the most random passerbys pausing their day to check out the sweet sounds coming from the horn-heavy collective. Senior citizens were taking in the sunshine, and the view of the East River. Moms and kids were exploring what was to be had in the Citysol 'green' flea market - the scene was far from one you might find at a late night Todd P show in Greenpoint, and I was a little scared at what might happen when this started blaring through the speakers.
Well, it turned out okay. Granted, a few people may have been scared away - or at least retreated back under the shelter that doubled as the Lucid Food Cafe, but I think most in attendance couldn't help, but be drawn in by These are Power's intense 'ghost punk' sound, and their dynamic, spastic, and high-energy stage show that was led most noticeably by front-woman Anna Barie (Knife Skills, Fxxxing Lion). Check 'em out if u have a chance...
These are Powers - 2007 Tour Dates
Jul 20 - Common Ground Benefit @ Prince George Ballroom w/Ex Models, Telepathe NYC
Jul 21 - Diamond Days Fest @ Greenpoint Church of the Messiah Brooklyn
Aug 17 - TBA Brooklyn w/Mika Miko + Shellshag Brooklyn
Aug 31 - South Union Arts w/TBA Chicago, Illinois
Sep 8 - East River Amphitheater w/Clockcleaner & TBA New York
Oct 12 - Gardner Lounge at Grinnell College w/Special Guest Grinnell, Iowa
Oct 15 - Skull Lab Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct 27 - Bard College w/Boris, Damon & Naomi Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
Les Savy Fav headlined the show.