Posted in music | pictures on July 22, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

Jarvis Cocker

Seeing Jarvis Cocker makes you realize that almost all other bands are chumps. This is how it's done. This is a show. This is charisma. This is It. You can't take your eyes off him. [Sound Bites]
Jarvis also just played the Pitchfork Festival and he does it again tonight (July 22) @ Terminal 5 (tix). Last night (July 21, 2008) was at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. More pictures and the setlist from that show below...

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The man is bonkers. He's a showman, shaman, great orator, snappy dresser and a gentleman. When the man came out, he gave out candy -- dark chocolate Mounds -- which I got. He proceeded to hand out drinks during the whole show. [Music Snobbery]
SETLIST: Complications | Caucasian Blues | Tonight | Girls Like it Too | Big Julie | I Will Kill Again | Angela | Told You Twice | Big Stuff | Black Magic ENCORE 1: Fat Children | Just a Fucking Song | Cunts are Still Running the World | ENCORE 2: Don't Let Him Waste Your Time | Face it (Master C & J cover)

PREVIOUSLY: Jarvis Cocker played P4K (pics), in NYC tonight & tomorrow

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Comments (23)

that's because many other bands which play that venue and live in that neighborhood are indeed chumps.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:23 AM

He's a professional. Period. He's schooled and practiced and knows who to play the game. Kids from the Billyburg school of wannabes could learn much.

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

I don't know how maintained that level of energy for 90 minutes, but it was amazing. What a talented, charismatic, and generous performer!

Posted by blown away | July 22, 2008 9:31 AM

what an unbelievable, unforgettable show. no one comes even close to this kind of charisma, energy, wit, effortless charm -- jarvis remains a consummate performer, in addition to being a remarkable artist.

having grown up on pulp, i would love this show anyway, but i was disarmed and utterly blown away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:43 AM

i knew this show would be something special, but my expectations were totally exceeded! it's true - you can't take your eyes off the man. and he's very much a part of the grand tradition of british rock and roll raconteurs.

Posted by gina | July 22, 2008 10:00 AM

Rocky Napoli likes anybody who makes it out of Sheffield, even Def Leppard.

Posted by Rocky Napoli | July 22, 2008 10:03 AM

absolutely one of the top concerts of the year. words fail.... much better than the show last year at Webster.

Posted by EF Matt | July 22, 2008 11:09 AM

If anyone's wondering what that piece of paper at his feet said: "Waxy-Legged, Tacky Meat-Faced Fool".

An insult to keep himself on edge? Dunno...

Scan here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/floodfish/2691108417/

Yep, amazing, amazing show.

Posted by Jason | July 22, 2008 11:15 AM

Last year's show at Webster ruled too, but I didn't get to drink his whiskey and his beer last year.

Thanks for that first picture. Look at me so close!! Love it!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:16 AM

i guess i was at a different show

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:24 AM

I agree. Could not take eyes off him for the whole set. His performance was dynamic, magnetic, really, really great.

Posted by Renee | July 22, 2008 11:54 AM

he really was great last night. was so cool seeing him in such an intimate venue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 11:55 AM

After Pitchfork reviewed the last album, I went to allmusic.com and looked him up and then downloaded a Pulp album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 12:48 PM

He's always balancing the line between 8th grade biology teacher in brown, and serious sex icon. Its totally original, thats why we I love him. Plus he's had his dork glasses before williamsburg was a place college kids went to.

Posted by flakeycakey | July 22, 2008 2:05 PM

He was by far the best thing about Pitchfork Festival last weekend.

Posted by Bonnie | July 22, 2008 2:44 PM

boy crisis is playing this too, they stole the show at datarock last night

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2008 2:49 PM

Jarvis can work a mic cord like nobody's business.

Posted by j | July 22, 2008 2:51 PM

did anyone also go to Terminal 5? If so how did it compare?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 12:18 PM

I thought the Terminal 5 show was great, but I wasn't at Music Hall.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2008 12:28 PM

Jarvis was amazing at Terminal 5... really great show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2008 3:52 PM

I've seen Jarvis perform close to 15 times - both with Pulp and on his own. I have to say that the show at MHOW Monday night was by far the most engaging, energetic, and brilliant of them all. Jarvis is a bonafide rock star and I continue to adore him not only for his wit, his sexy demeanor and musical acumen but because he never, ever phones it in. Jarvis always shows up to rock and I cannot wait to see him again!

Posted by jarvisfan | July 24, 2008 6:10 PM

I don't like him - he's gay, and the his songs is gay!

Posted by Karol | July 21, 2010 4:21 AM

I agree. Could not take eyes off him for the whole set. His performance was dynamic, magnetic, really, really great.

Posted by Judi | December 2, 2010 5:59 AM

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