Posted in dance | hiphop | music | pictures on July 22, 2008

photos by Zach Dilgard

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

Before firing up their decks at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn on Thursday night, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist cleared the stage for an instructional film, projected onto two backdrop screens. Beginning with a brief history of the 45-r.p.m. record, the film moved on to the logistics at hand. "All audio is being delivered via vinyl on eight turntables into four mixers," a voice declared, in the plummy tone of a 1950s studio announcer. That may not sound like an applause line, but at this show it drew exuberant cheers.
[NY Times]
Not an easy show to get into (a hard sell?) if you like to dance, cool (in a geeky way) nonetheless. Zach saw the Brooklyn show. I made the trip to Atlantic City for the show the next day. We both agreed on the dancey part (especially compared to Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow doing shows on their own in the past.)

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

The Atlantic City show at House of Blues was weird. The low-ceiling room was on the 2nd floor of a casino off the boardwalk, above slot machines. There was no stage. There were no chairs. There was a little bar in the back. There was some art on the walls. Everyone had to stand in a semi-circle around the two deejays as they mixed songs on a table and projected stuff on to screens behind them. The screens were also basically at floor level. Two big stacks of speakers were placed in each corner of the tables on the floor. The sound was not very good. If the show was more packed (it wasn't that packed), it would have been impossible to see anything for most people there, especially short people. It must have been weird for Shadow & Chemist to go from headlining the huge McCarren Pool with a big stage and giant video screens one day, to that AC show one day later. It was the first time I went to House of Blues in Atlantic City, but as far as I could tell they have multiple rooms for shows. I don't think that's the same room Al Green is playing in. More pics from McCarren below....

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

DJ Shadow @ McCarren Pool

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Comments (42)

it looks like there were a lot of lesbians

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:13 PM

id hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:15 PM

I didn't know that DJ Shadow had so many lesbian fans. I guess he is from the Bay Area.
Makes sense.

Posted by BillyTheKiddo | July 22, 2008 5:16 PM

Question for the girl on the right in the 1st pic: Taco or hotdog?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:18 PM

haha. it's funny, but i can't help think how odd it must be for people who came from a generation where musicianship was what people went to shows to see. you know, playing instruments and such. whether it's jazz, blues, rock, classical, blah blah blah. and here, today, billyburg '08, people are.....um, yes, watching people play records. awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:19 PM

The girl in the first photo has AWESOME glasses. Very rock and roll.

Posted by michaelways | July 22, 2008 5:21 PM

^ yes, i always think crooked and over sized when i think of rock and roll.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:24 PM

You mean her face?

Posted by michaelways | July 22, 2008 5:30 PM

no, dumbass, her glasses. that's what you referenced when saying "AWESOME glasses".

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:32 PM

can you dumb it down a shade?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:34 PM

I'm just playin'.

Posted by michaelways | July 22, 2008 5:36 PM

I'd hit it...and then smash those glasses.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:36 PM

519 = estelle getty

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:37 PM

Oversized glasses girl's friend looks like she wants it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:37 PM

Gal on the right knows what's up. Devious eyes.

Posted by michaelways | July 22, 2008 5:38 PM

shadow kinda looks like a cross btw fred durst and the singer for staind....except he's not a vortex of emptiness

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:42 PM

I'd lay pipe. Steal glasses.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:44 PM

Shadow looks like a chubby Mike Skinner.

Posted by michaelways | July 22, 2008 5:46 PM

"can you dumb it down a shade?"

Dat gurlz glaszes are stoopid

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:46 PM

"can you dumb it down a shade?"

I CAN HAS TO HIT DAT? WIF MY WHANGER?

Posted by Dale JENKINS | July 22, 2008 5:49 PM

Young...Wet...Bitches...

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:52 PM

"Dat gurlz glaszes are stoopid"

"I CAN HAS TO HIT DAT? WIF MY WHANGER?"

one; at a time pLZ!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:52 PM

I used to read this blog to hear about shows. Now I read it to see what commenters say about girls in photos.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 5:58 PM

^^^for me, it's a little bit of both.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 6:00 PM

you little boys would never say anything like that to a girl's face, so you best stop shouting it here and go back to playing world of warcraft.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 6:01 PM

hey 5:19, you sarcastically said:

"here, today, billyburg '08, people are.....um, yes, watching people play records. awesome!"

maybe you're too young or ignorant to realize it, but people have been watching DJ's spin since the late 70's, so about 30 years. not exactly the trendy evil hipster pasttime you make it out to be.

are you mentally impaired?

furthermore, watch a youtube video of dj shadow cutting it up and then tell me there's no 'musicianship' going on. get real.

Posted by aronnymous | July 22, 2008 6:40 PM

taco AND hot dog

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:11 PM

shes wearing her stunna glasses, dont you get it? shes getting dumb. dumb dumb dumb.
(thats hyphy for you)

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:25 PM

i'll rip the rest of the girl's shirt on the right off. lol she's pretty devious looking with that smirk

Posted by freddie mercury | July 22, 2008 9:32 PM

this site has become quite the spot for pics of high quality trim

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 10:11 PM

that chick in the red top with the porcelain tummy -- cute

Posted by god below | July 23, 2008 12:52 AM

Nice pictures. Good to see you had fun.

www.solesides.com

Posted by solesides | July 23, 2008 4:10 AM

the chick in the first pic on the right is anthony kiedis' baby momma

http://www.celebrity-babies.com/images/2008/01/09/anthony_kiedis_537946cbbjpg.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 4:23 AM

"Young...Wet...Bitches..."

Big points for the George Takei sample!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | July 23, 2008 4:58 AM

i thought this show (at the pool) was much better than the show they played at irving / fillmore back in january. much more fun / dancey and much less technical "isn't this cool how we can make different sounds with our cool records".

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 9:18 AM

i thought this show was incredible and the girl on stilts with the red shirt was spooky

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 10:32 AM

Sorry to not talk about the ass that was in attendance, but were there any DJ Shadow 'songs'... 'played' or was it just a 45 free for all?

Posted by greg | July 23, 2008 11:30 AM

from what i remember they just played 45's

there may have been a snip of a dj shadow track in there but if so it was brief.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 12:10 PM

show was good, there were
many hot girls there!

Posted by Vader17 | July 23, 2008 3:27 PM

the two girls in the first photo intimidate the hell out of me. not sure why...

Posted by anon888 | July 23, 2008 10:13 PM

^^^
because you suck. Please leave NYC now, the rest of us are REALLY sick of you. Leave or kill yourself now. Thank you.

Posted by stab a hipster | July 25, 2008 4:41 PM

weidr show for ac , yeah the moved the show from the main hall (holds 2500) to a smaller ballroom, they only presold 10 tix (not kidding) all the rest were comps and they still could not fill the room

Posted by mk | July 29, 2008 6:17 PM

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