Posted in music | pictures on February 13, 2008

photos by Leia Jospe

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

I was all set to go to this show last night, but ended up missing it due to a minor emergency at home. How was it? More of Leia's photos below.....

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals @ Bowery Ballroom

Foals play again tonight at Silent Barn in Brooklyn (Feb 13). The photos in this post are from the show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Feb 12, 2008 - Team Robespierre and The Teeth opened.

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Comments (40)

F*cking great. They genuinely seemed into it, and the guitarists did so many manic pirouettes that one of them started spewing onstage, but pulled himself together.

They definitely weren't "going through the motions," like a lot of UK buzz bands seem to do when they come stateside.

Posted by MARLOW | February 13, 2008 12:13 PM

It was great ! I had never heard a single song by them, and feared I could get bored. But they were so good. Some kind of a Battles meet Arctic Monkeys feeling: they play extremely well together, creating great dynamics with a pretty clear sound. As always at Bowery Ballroom, the sound was great. It was short, but I was craving for more at the end of the set. I think they're playing tonight in BK, don't they ?

Posted by Clem | February 13, 2008 12:17 PM

absolutely agree with MARLOW. Great freaking show last night.

Posted by JK | February 13, 2008 12:18 PM

great show. i kinda wish they had more songs. humble yet exciting stage presence and everyone of their songs is a dance party.

did he really puke in the corner and then go right back into his wild jumping??

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 12:18 PM

The Foals delivered!
Great show...they sounded very tight and seemed to have got the audience into it and fed off the energy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 12:25 PM

i love yannis and his wicked odd hair. i'm sad i missed it. hope everything turned out okay with your emergency.

Posted by Mandy | February 13, 2008 12:31 PM

was it sold out?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 12:43 PM

Yay for odd hair.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 12:45 PM

12:43:

it looked like the place was packed, especially considering they dont even have an album out here yet. really great show.

Posted by jason | February 13, 2008 12:45 PM

no. surprisingly not sold out.

Posted by JK | February 13, 2008 12:45 PM

i actually would have been surprised if it had been sold out


Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 12:52 PM

how was TR? the teeth?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 1:05 PM

The Teeth rocked....always a good show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 1:08 PM

this band is what bloc party would be if they grew some balls, knocked off the attitude and practiced like a really rock n roll band with passion. in short- they are the real deal. they deserve to sell out every show. sick sick sick sick sick!

Posted by s | February 13, 2008 1:16 PM

Team Robespierre were fantastic. i think they said they were missing their main singer. you could tell they were a bit uncomfortable playing a venue like bowery since it seems like they are more suited to smaller party/house shows, but they still were awesome. definitely won over the crowd by the end from what it seemed like.

Posted by jason | February 13, 2008 1:28 PM

just went to listen to them, don't like it

it's more yelly-british whateverness


Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 1:36 PM

"it's more yelly-british whateverness"

My favorite genre! I'll have to check these kids out fo' sho'.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 1:49 PM

anon 12:18 -- yes! he went into the corner, puked all over the floor and then came right back for one more song and the encore. crazy but brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 1:50 PM

If this show was at market hotel, Id probably say "They killed it."

But it was at Bowery, so Ill say "Meh, i mean, 3 months from now, on one will care about this band."

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:10 PM

"yes! he went into the corner, puked all over the floor and then came right back for one more song and the encore. crazy but brilliant."

Yes my lord..SOOO BRILLIANT...what a unique and original move.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:10 PM

These guys are the Albert Einstein's of the music world!!!!


eh, you ever think that we dont need better bands and better music, but just better and smarter fans

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:22 PM

team robespierre were fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:25 PM

I found my mind wandering a lot during their set. I wasn't as impressed as I was at Piano's over CMJ. Technically very good and tight and all, but the songs weren't as memorable as I had hoped. I enjoyed Team Robespierre much more.

Posted by jerry yeti | February 13, 2008 2:30 PM

not as unique and original as making fun of someone else's blog comment. that tops everything. A+.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:31 PM

whats the weirdest thing you ever put in your butt?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:36 PM

"not as unique and original as making fun of someone else's blog comment. that tops everything. A+."

Hey man if someone is going to make a really fucking stupid comment like Anon 1:50pm then they deserve to be made fun of.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:48 PM

i'm so tired of all the ignorant, uninspired people who puke in toilets or on the street.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 2:58 PM

"brilliant" as in great, not inspired/original/clever/whatever the interpretation. like, brilliant that he was able to keep playing. oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 3:49 PM

It wasn't sold out but it was packed for a snowy Tuesday. I heard they are playing there again in April after the record comes out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 4:46 PM

you know, i was expecting the Foals to be pretty average Bloc Party fare, but i was pleasantly surprised. It might not have been the best show at Bowery, but the pairing of the Foals and Team Robespierre is one of the best and most original one-two line-ups I've seen there in a while.

Posted by always right | February 13, 2008 5:10 PM

yeah, say team robespierre kicked ass, and you were mad impressed, and took lots of photos for your blog, whine whine whine. why couldn't any of you fucking hipsters dance? it's DANCE music. put 2 and 2 together and move your asses.

anon 2:10 half nailed it - if this show was at the market hotel, it would've killed. it being at bowery doesn't mean no one is gonna care about foals in 3 months, it just means no one could stand to actually visibly enjoy the music.

fuck manhattan shows.

Posted by bentrup | February 13, 2008 6:48 PM

people were dancing where I was standing?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 7:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Js3J_y1Hs

yeah, looks like a whole lot of standing around to me...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 7:34 PM

"yeah, looks like a whole lot of standing around to me..."

that's a joke, right?

i thought they were amazing, not everyone was dancing but most of the crowd seemed really into it, especially considering, like someone already said, they don't even have an album out yet.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2008 9:45 PM

I think the crowd was expecting something a bit more explosive. Appreciation, rather than losing our shit, seemed to be the appropriate reaction.

Posted by whatlofi | February 14, 2008 12:32 AM

Yes, it was a joke. They outdid themselves tonight, though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2008 2:22 AM

I went to the BK show and Yannis told me that Jimmy (i think that's the guitarist's name) threw up on stage and there were steak bits all over.. A little TMI if you ask me. They also mentioned that they were way more comfortable at Silent Barn in Brooklyn!

I was told there were only 50 tickets left for the bowery gig, and it probably would've sold out if it hadn't snowed... which is pretty good for a relatively unknown band here.

Posted by blah blah rabid | February 14, 2008 11:02 PM

The album (Antidotes) is class. Its on repeat here in work. And they even left their 2 popular singles off the record. Can’t wait to see them again in April. The English Battles, with more catchy beats and melody. Olympic Airways and Big Love (Fig 2) are is a killer tracks.

Posted by Brian | February 15, 2008 7:36 AM

WTF is all this gibberish. The Foals were awesome. Yannis did say the Brooklyn show was better and more comfortable for them. The show at Silent Barn was more intimate and more people danced (with them).


But the Bowery show was awesome as well. Just not as intimate. And if you don't like British electro-pop, fuck you.

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