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Portishead
Portishead @ ATP

With a new album reportedly coming out in April 2008, Portishead are officially back in action. They proved that this weekend by playing not one, but two reunion shows at the ATP Festival in Minehead (Dec 8-9, 2007). Portishead also curated the shows that included Aphex Twin, GZA, OM, Oneida, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Boris, Black Mountain and many others. BV correspondent Zach Dilgard was on hand to take pictures. He caught the second Portishead show (night two), and he had this to say....

everyone was amazing. Portishead played about 1/2 old stuff and 1/2 new material. all of the new songs were monstrous.

aphex twin played a solid 2 hours with material i've never heard before. everyone was dancing like crazy... the floor was literally shaking the whole two hours from everyone bouncing.

Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin @ ATP

More photos, videos & reviews, below......

Portishead

Portishead @ ATP

Portishead are back from their self imposed hiatus, curating the ATP Festival in Minehead. Problem is, they’ve picked far too many good bands to play in direct competition to themselves. [Strange Glue]
Portishead @ ATP
So after ten long years (not counting the Bristol tsunami benefit concert), Portishead completed their first full set in nearly a decade. Beth, clearly overcome by the reaction of the audience, jumped down to thank them. Then realising she was a bit short to climb back onstage, she had to seek help from those around her to get back up.

Thanking the crowd once more, she said: “I’m sorry if we played a note wrong or whatever, but thank you so much for being so nice to us.”

Needless to say the appreciation was roared back towards her direction. Time has not changed Portishead, but they have evolved into a band so big, so important, that it’s nice to see that they haven’t become arrogant and pretentious. Maybe they could sit down and have a chat with Julian Cope. [Strange Glue Music]

Portishead @ ATP

Portishead @ ATP

Portishead @ ATP

Portishead @ ATP

Portishead @ ATP

Madlib

Madlib @ ATP

Madlib @ ATP

Madlib @ ATP

Madlib @ ATP

Madlib @ ATP

GZA

GZA @ ATP

GZA @ ATP

GZA @ ATP

GZA @ ATP

GZA @ ATP

The Horrors

The Horrors @ ATP

The Horrors @ ATP

The Horrors @ ATP

The Horrors @ ATP

The Horrors @ ATP

Sparklehorse

Sparklehorse @ ATP

Sparklehorse @ ATP

Sparklehorse @ ATP

Sparklehorse @ ATP

Silver Apples

Silver Apples @ ATP

Silver Apples @ ATP

Silver Apples @ ATP

fuck buttons and silver apples were both highlights of the evening (night one) for me. -Zach

Fuck Buttons

Fuck Buttons @ ATP

Fuck Buttons @ ATP

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

Thurston Moore @ ATP

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I'm not sure if Zach caught OM's set or not, but he did just see them when they were here in November.

GZA performed Liquid Swords - just like he will at Knitting Factory in NYC very soon.

Thurston Moore also has a show coming up at Knitting Factory.

Silver Apples played Knitting Factory in September.

Now I'm just waiting for that Portishead show announcement. Where will they play? Webster Hall? Terminal 5? Roseland, Hammerstein?

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Comments (19)

WOW

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2007 11:16 AM

even though you can barely see him, richard james still looks so menacing

Posted by jason | December 10, 2007 11:31 AM

i miss this stuff...looks like a good show indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2007 11:38 AM

the new portishead songs were monstrous in a good or bad way? that's not a very clear description...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2007 12:03 PM

I second that last comment. What exactly does "monstrous" mean?

Posted by Dan | December 10, 2007 12:09 PM

Also out of all the sick bands playing - you went and saw Madlib and The Horrors? Over Boris, OM, Black Mountain, Earth and Sunn0)))? Really?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2007 12:15 PM

Zach is probably flying or sleeping, but I don't know everyone he saw. Those were just the pictures (and bit of commentary) he managed to get to me in between spending 3 12-hour days in a row at a music festival in the UK. (I assume "monstrous" means good).

If he didn't see OM, it was probably because he saw someone else at the same time, and/or because he just saw them in November (coincedentally, the only other post he ever did for BV):
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2007/11/om_grails_playe.html

He also told me he didn't have his camera with him for all of Sunday which is when Boris, Black Mountain, Earth and Sunn0))) all played.

Posted by brooklynvegan | December 10, 2007 12:35 PM

I second that..... The Horrors? Really? Madlib is great on record, but a snoozer live.... that dude is sooooooooo baked....

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

1203 and 1209p:

does it really matter? either way you'll probably come on here to post "meh" or "10 years for this??" in regards to their new material anyways.

Posted by copiii | December 10, 2007 1:13 PM

They meant monstrous in a good way, the songs are big and powerful.

The drums are heavy, and they are faster.

Listen for yourself, they are right there.

Me thinks they went the right direction.

Posted by bushwick is beautiful | December 10, 2007 1:49 PM

You've got me all wrong Copiii.

I try to make all of my posts positive, and I can't wait to hear Portishead's new material.

I'm not a hater.

Posted by Dan | December 10, 2007 3:09 PM

The festival was awesome.
Thx for your nice review. :)

you should also check some of my pictures.
http://www.alexanderschindel.com/blog/?p=88

Posted by Alexander Schindel | December 11, 2007 8:27 PM

"Also out of all the sick bands playing - you went and saw Madlib and The Horrors? Over Boris, OM, Black Mountain, Earth and Sunn0)))? Really?"

Everyone should listen exclusively to psychadelic sludge metal! How dare you stray from my favorite genre! Stay in the dark.

Posted by oogie boogie | December 12, 2007 1:56 PM

The pics are nice & clear. Good job Zack! You really got up in there.

Posted by angela liscoe | December 13, 2007 1:37 AM

i was underwhelmed by both of aphex's sets, but the second night's crowd was so much better. it was as if everyone took the balance of their drug allocations for the weekend. amazing to watch.

and portishead was SPOT. ON. on both nights. i can't wait for the new stuff to be properly released.

sunn o))) got into a fight onstage. kind of hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 5:28 PM

zach you rock you did a totally awesome job i raised a great wonderful man i'm proud of you

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 9:43 PM

zach you rock you did a totally awesome job i raised a great wonderful man i'm proud of you

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 9:43 PM

zach you rock you did a totally awesome job i raised a great wonderful man i'm proud of you

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 9:45 PM

Oh snap! I know that guy (Zach)!

BTW, if Portishead is as good as Beth Gibbons was when she played NY solo, then I am all over that ticket when it lands back in NYC.

Posted by Sha-na-na-nomynous | December 17, 2007 9:19 AM

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