photos by Leia Jospe
Teenagers w/ guests from the audience
The Teenagers (from France) and Team Robespierre (from Brooklyn) finished their tour together at Maxwell's (from Hoboken) on Saturday (May 10, 2008). Earlier in the month they played a show in Illinois....
Team Robespierre's secret to mayhem isn't a secret at all. Within moments of starting their first number, off from the stage jumped the band's lead singer, where he pranced around wailing as the microphone chord got tangled in amp wires (by the way, the term "lead singer" is used very loosely here: With Team Robespierre, the vocals are less singing and more non-metal shouting, and the "lead" part might be completely wrong, as all the members except for the drummer spent a considerable amount of time with their mouths on a mic). A quarter way into the set, three-fifths of the band was down with the audience. The keyboardist even took part, using the edge of the stage as his keyboard stand. I imagine this is a technique they use to recreate their natural habitat -- the illegal living-room venues in Brooklyn where the line between performer and audience is so porous and invisible it might as well not exist, where Team Robespierre is mildly renowned for turning run-down lofts and arty kitchens all sweaty and awesome. [North by Northwestern]Team Robespierre have two Brooklyn shows coming up and one actually is, sort of, in a kitchen. Those tour dates, and more pictures from the NJ show, below.....
Team Robespierre - 2008 Tour Dates
May 24 - BIKES IN THE KITCHEN @ THE ALPHABET SHOP W/ MAHI MAHI AND NINJASONIK BROOKLYN, New York
Jun 11 - THE SOCIAL (RECORD RELEASE PARTY) LONDON, London and South East
Jun 12 - THE MACBETH W/ULTERIOR, BLACK DEVIL DISCO CLUD, AND O CHILDREN LONDON, London and South East
Jun 12 - TEAM ROBESPIERRE DJ SET @ SMASH AND GRAB @ CLUB PUNK LONDON, London and South East
Jun 13 - CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART GRADUATION BALL @ CORSICA STUDIOS LONDON, London and South East
Jun 14 - BARDENS BOUDIUR/CLUB MOTHERFUCKER LIVE! LONDON, London and South East
Jul 20 - McCARREN POOL WITH THE LIARS!!!!!!!!!!! FREE SHOW!!!!!!!!! BROOKLYN