Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 18, 2007

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.

These are Powers @ Citysol

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 @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

These are Powers @ Citysol

Photos taken Saturday July 14, 2007 @ the free BrooklynVegan/Solar One Citysol show. These are Powers member Pat Noecker also used to be in Liars.

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.

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Comments (11)

ex models!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2007 12:07 PM

...not that great

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2007 1:02 PM

...not that great

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2007 1:02 PM

these are powers = fukin rawkin

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2007 1:05 PM

the drummer teaches illustration at pratt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2007 1:20 PM

O'Death Photos?

Posted by stephen | July 18, 2007 1:59 PM

They made great noise with two sometimes three instruments and voice. Less "bass" guitar than sound originator there by the strings

Posted by wallstreet | July 18, 2007 4:14 PM

Yea, they blew. There's a difference betweem good and bad noise, and this might have been some of the worst shit I've ever seen. Stupid Post. Who cares.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2007 12:54 AM

good noise and bad noise? whatever, sour grapes. i thought they were great. going to try to see them at that ex models show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2007 9:18 AM

yo i hate to say it, but most of ya'll are pussies. these are powers are heavy, noisy and really good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2007 8:20 PM

I didnt like them. the budos band was tight as hell though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2007 11:10 PM

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