Posted in music | pictures on August 1, 2008

photos by Elizabeth Weinberg

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters played a free show yesterday in NYC (July 31, 2008). Their last album, "Putting the Days to Bed", came out on Barsuk two full years earlier. And although they're in the process of recording a new album (they said 6 songs are already complete), they didn't actually play any at this show (they don't know how yet). The set was 90 minutes. They don't believe in encores. "Trust Me on This" adds,

It turned out to be a great idea, with optimal conditions -- I arrived 15 minutes before the show and got a free ticket and sat (sat! There were seats!) in the second row. The air was cool, mostly because we were so close to the water (right next to the Staten Island Ferry) and the sun set during the show. The light was great at the beginning of the show so I managed to take decent photos, though the sun was shining right at the band and they were all wearing sunglasses at the beginning of the show.
More pictures from the show below...

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

I happen to be missing one of my front teeth. Normally when a man my age is missing one of his front teeth it's a sign that things aren't going so well for him, but in my case things have never been better. The missing tooth does inspire curiosity, however, so I'll tell the story of how I lost it.... [John Roderick]
The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

The Long Winters @ Castle Clinton

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Comments (9)

eewwwwww!!! get that guy a tooth!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 11:19 AM

Fun show-- definitely picked up towards the middle/end. And Castle Clinton was a great venue, as always.

Roderick is a hoot-- only time I heard an artist request that people yell out MORE random shit in between songs.

Also, the drummer and guitarist are apparently moving to NYC-- so Roderick promised that they would play here more often.

I can see why these guys don't do it for some folks around here-- but when it comes to solid pop-rock tunes with sharp lyrics, there aren't many that do it better.

Posted by A Roach | August 1, 2008 11:33 AM

I kept telling my friend how much Roderick looks like The Dude from Big Lebowski now.

Definitely agree with A Roach about the set picking up middle to the end. They started off slow with amp problems after the second tune, but really brought it for such an early show at a park.

Posted by T the C | August 1, 2008 12:01 PM

a sucktastic band from seattle who deserve ZERO space on any site.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 1:26 PM

"a sucktastic band from seattle who deserve ZERO space on any site."

What is Candlebox?

Oh, this isn't Jeopardy? My bad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 1:32 PM

A good band... no matter if they're from Brooklyn or Seattle. I did miss this show, but apparently no new tunes were played. Looking forward to their next disc and next proper tour.

Posted by drewo | August 1, 2008 1:34 PM

Amazing songrwriter and all around good dude. Can't wait for them to tour.

1:26 is a doosh.

Posted by Blue Diamond | August 1, 2008 2:51 PM

i love seattle. there's always a hang out & pot which always turns into a full on jam session or storytime with awesome people like john.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 9:02 PM

The OTHER Jeffrey Lebowski. The MillionAIRE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:01 PM

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