Posted in music | pictures on September 22, 2008

photos by Zach Dilgard

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine played their first US show in 16 years last night at ATP NY @ Kutscher's (9/21/08). It was also the final, headlining performance of a three day weekend full of musicians playing at the old resort in the Catskill Mountains - many of them chosen by MBV to play the festival. My Bloody Valentine's next shows are Monday and Tuesday night in NYC. Stay tuned for the setlist and more about this show, and the entire ATP day three. But for now, more pictures from MBV @ ATP, below...

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Comments (73)

How's your hear now?

Posted by liveon35mm.com | September 22, 2008 4:55 AM

when does mbv start tonight? anyone know?

Posted by joe | September 22, 2008 7:07 AM

Re: The "Missing" flyer

You stay classy, hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 7:40 AM

I had a good time. It was a good festival.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 7:59 AM

MBV was not loud enough.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 8:08 AM

Tonight
Doors 7pm
The Wounded Knees 7:30pm? - 7:50pm
Le Volume Courbe 8:10pm-8:40pm
MBV 9:15pm-10:45pm

I'm guessing....

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | September 22, 2008 9:21 AM

are the opening bands any good, actually?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 9:35 AM

are there opening acts tonight? i couldn't find that out anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 9:37 AM

The first band is from Troy, NY...that's all I know about them

The second band is from UK I think....It's only a girl in the band?

Info is on ticketmaster page....

and tomorrow The Lily's are opening

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 9:44 AM

come on kids, where is the hate? please, someone spread some hate.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 9:49 AM

was mbv atp set bcast on wfmu?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 10:04 AM

Setlist
01 "I Only Said"
02 "When You Sleep"
03 "You Never Should"
04 "When You Wake"
05 "Cigarette In Your Bed"
06 "Come In Alone"
07 "Only Shallow"
08 "Thorn"
09 "Nothing Much To Lose"
10 "To Here Knows When"
11 "Blown A Wish"
12 "Slow"
13 "Soon"
14 "Feed Me With Your Kiss"
15 "Sue Is Fine"
16 "You Made Me Realise"

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 10:07 AM

Advise! bring earplugs or leave before the last song

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 10:11 AM

Can anyone give some information regarding the quality of their performance?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 10:11 AM

awesome! My Bloody Valentine played a killer set then played 20 minutes of deathening noise which was still awesome

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 10:40 AM

Nice to see the band that launched a thousand bad imitators (many of them in Brooklyn!) is back to the stage to further inspire thousands of other bad bands to start performing.

Posted by greg | September 22, 2008 11:04 AM

Is it possible to get brain damage from sounds waves? I think I'm broken.

Posted by Ben | September 22, 2008 11:05 AM

The set list looks great, thanks for posting it, Anon 10:07! Can't wait to be a victim of MBV's blissful, sonic destruction tonight! Very curious about what the sound quality will be like tonight, regarding dreaded Roseland.

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

Whoever stole the doggie from the little kid, is a dick!!

Posted by Kevin | September 22, 2008 11:31 AM

anon 11:31 - It was probably one of the british hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:04 PM

for real...i hope the dog-whatever was returned...have some fucking class

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:21 PM

The Wounded Knees is the latest band from Kevin's younger brother Jimi Shields.

Posted by treble pilot | September 22, 2008 12:49 PM

Aren't they selling earplugs at their shows on this tour?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:50 PM

Any MBV tshirts/merch sold at ATP??

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:03 PM

i just called roseland. MBV are scheduled for 10PM tonight.

Posted by x | September 22, 2008 1:20 PM

holy crap, so that means first band is not on till 8 pm. thanks, x.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:25 PM

@Anon 1:03pm: MBV t-shirts were sold at ATP, but they weren't ATP-specific.

Posted by Ben | September 22, 2008 1:28 PM

yeah i called too. the first band is at 8.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:40 PM

Hi
What are the likely set times for Tuesday night?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:41 PM

THE BEST MUSICAL EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER WITNESSED! UTTERLY AMAZING! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN TONIGHT!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:49 PM

i got two sets of earplugs on me, just in case. i wonder configuration for roseland, you think it will be on the side stage or end stage? I hope side stage and no barriers. also, lets hope no big fat security people in front to deal with.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:51 PM

Im so psyched as well, Ive been waiting for this for 15 years!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 1:55 PM

life changing

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 2:12 PM

In all seriousness, unless you would like to be painfully deaf immediately thereafter, bring the heaviest earplugs/headset (like the guy from Lightning Bolt has) you can find. My ears feel physically damaged today, and I was wearing earplugs and covering my ears for their 30 minutes of fucking indulgence before the last song. Fucking assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 2:30 PM

"My ears feel physically damaged today, and I was wearing earplugs and covering my ears for their 30 minutes of fucking indulgence before the last song. Fucking assholes."

Had you never heard or read anything about MBV before going to see them?? You had to know what you were getting into!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 2:39 PM

earplugs won't be enough this time, kiddos !!
and if you don't stay for the epic 20 min last
one you better not go at all !!!
that was as close as it gets to the famous brussels SWANS show when people were bleeding from their ears.
the looks on the youngsters faces through those
20 min were worth the festival ticket price alone!

bravo ATP, an event for the ages !!!

Posted by danidin | September 22, 2008 2:44 PM

anyone know what time MBV goes on tommorow night? thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 2:53 PM

cant be any louder than Slayer or Tool, so Im not too worried. make sure to push the plug all the way in and you should be ok.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 2:56 PM

"cant be any louder than Slayer or Tool"

OH YES IT CAN!!!

Posted by Likes It Loud | September 22, 2008 3:00 PM

My ears are definitely still damaged from last night and I wore ear plugs.

Posted by DMW | September 22, 2008 3:03 PM

Strange to say, the vocals were not loud enough. They rectified this during "You Made Me Realise", just in time for the 20 minutes of noise.

Posted by Ear Damage | September 22, 2008 3:16 PM

It sounded amazing (with the exception of Shields complete lack of vocals), and it was definitely the loudest thing I've ever experienced. But it was obvious that only Shields' guitar and the drummer were playing live. The rest was provided by playback tracks, which was disappointing to say the least.

Overall, really glad I finally got to see them, but it was not the live experience I'd hoped it would be.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 3:22 PM

The folks above are right.
Y'all might want to go out to guitar center or that dj store near penn station and invest in some good earplugs like Hearos. the 125+ db kind.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 3:22 PM

No live show is worth hearing loss!

Posted by greg | September 22, 2008 3:26 PM

I disagree.

Posted by Likes It Loud | September 22, 2008 3:31 PM

seriously, when can I expect my hearing to get back to normal? I wore plugs, and did not spend the whole time in the line of the PA's. There is no ringing, everything sounds muffled

Posted by still partially deaf | September 22, 2008 3:41 PM

Judging from this, you might be permanently damaged:

http://www.mybloodyvalentine.net/smf/index.php?action=printpage;topic=1048.0

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 3:42 PM

the sonic equivalent of being sexed in all orifices at the same time. only harder and more enjoyable.

seriously. i could feel my teeth chatter and my hairs (all of them) vibrate from the displaced air.

fantastic.

if you see them tonight (or tomorrow), put your hands up and feel what i mean.

Posted by jc | September 22, 2008 3:50 PM

what's the DJ store near Penn Station? I might stop there for earplugs on my way to Roseland.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 3:57 PM

rock and soul?
on seventh and 30+?

Posted by jc | September 22, 2008 3:58 PM

Wore ear plugs. Was on the floor. It was still loud, but I'm fine. Every MBV set ends with 15-20 minutes of noise. And it wasn't "before" the last song. It was the last song.

Quality of the show was decent. Everything sounded great except for the vocals, but I think they just didn't have anywhere to put them. The system was MAXED. Every time they tried turning up the mikes they just started feeding back.

fuck it, vocals are secondary for mbv anyhow... and your brain just starts imagining them amid the noise.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 4:03 PM

Anyone know if they're gonna be giving out ear plugs tonight?

Posted by mike m | September 22, 2008 4:04 PM

Yeah, that's the place: rock and soul, just north of penn on 7th.

haven't been there since I picked up a new stylus several years ago but they had a wide assortment of plugs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 4:10 PM

i'm going tonight and I have earplugs that reduce the decibel level by 14. is that good?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 4:15 PM

the noise holocaust that took place during "you made me realise" was the sound of mbv clearing the slate of all music past and present. it took that much to purge us of all of our musical baggage, but they did it. on the other hand, it was great to see and hear bands that both lent and borrowed elements to and from the group play before them on what was a pretty perfect day. congratulations, everyone.

*

Posted by pojo | September 22, 2008 4:25 PM


anyone want a my bloody valentine ticket for tonite? face value or best offer

nimbusmachine@gmail.com

thanks!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 4:42 PM

They've been known to hit the 130db level, which is dangerously loud. A 14db reduction isn't sufficient. Go with something that creates a db reduction in the upper 20s or low 30s (like Hearos). I also wouldn't rely on whatever plugs they might give out at the show.

You don't need to go to a DJ store. Duane Reade has Hearos and other top options.

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

Not that you should rely on the band to give 'em out, but if they do.....

http://www.prosafetyequipment.com/p/89/reusable-ear-plugs.aspx

those are the ones they gave out and they worked just fine. As long as you keep 'em in.

Oh, and I posted a review here:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/09/my_bloody_valen_8.html

Posted by BBG | September 22, 2008 5:49 PM

Those have a 27db reduction, which should be sufficient (assuming they are handed out tonight).

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 6:04 PM

Butt plugs >>>>> ear plugs

Posted by dirty old man | September 22, 2008 6:20 PM

Maybe we can sue the sun for skin cancer!

Posted by greg | September 22, 2008 7:22 PM

"But it was obvious that only Shields' guitar and the drummer were playing live. The rest was provided by playback tracks, which was disappointing to say the least."

All of them were playing live. They use recordings to fill out the Loveless songs that have more than two guitar parts or that might be synthesiszers in the original recordings, that's all.

they were awesome last night but I completely agree with those who say to bring th ebst ear plugs you can find. I used ear plugs and my hearing is still messed up today. It has gotten better throughout the day though and I expect a full recovery.

Posted by Raindog | September 22, 2008 8:37 PM

What time did they go on tonight at Roseland and what time did it end?

Thx.

Posted by Tito | September 22, 2008 10:27 PM

went on a few minutes after 10, ended 11:25-11:30

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:49 PM

Seriously great show tonight.
It's not as loud as your led to believe. I was on the middle of the floor at Roseland and had ear plugs ready to use
if it got too loud and never used them. enjoy the show tomorrow and can everyone please calm down.

Posted by xtrmntr | September 23, 2008 1:50 AM

Whether or not it was their intention, I also thought the vocals were disappointingly low for at least the first three songs of MBV and all of Dinosaur Jr. (a "problem" which didn't affect Mogwai's amazing lyric-less performance).

At first I used the free earplugs MBV suggested, but they tended to form too much of an annoying vacuum seal in my ear, making them almost painful to remove. They also seemed to cut out more of the high frequency sounds that I identify with MBV's songs. I preferred these (http://www.prosafetyequipment.com/p/87/disposable-ear-plugs.aspx) as they kept the sound levels still loud but not damaging - no ringing in my ears, no pain. As for how the music was intended to be heard, I think a person with normal hearing using these earplugs is the closest match to the permanently damaged hearing of the MBV performers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 8:59 AM

MBV blew the f'in' roof off of Roseland last night! They played a great set of tunes from "Loveless" and "Isn't Anything," only slowing down here and there with what may have been some unfamiliar new material. Bilinda and Kevin stood up there like understated, godlike statues bringing sonic death down upon our heads while Debbie and Colm headbanged like animals. Vocals were of course low in the mix but you could pull them out of the miasma.

I was shocked at the decent sound quality! Even the "noise holocaust" of the extended "you made me realise" sounded great. I was standing on the left side near the middle, right underneath the dropped ceiling/mezzanine. The ear plugs they provided were ok but I used my own. No decernable hearing damage after the show or today. Whew!

I highly recommend sticking around through the entire sonic explosion at the end. Hold yr arms up and feel the air move your skin - and the bass vibrate yer innards! All in all, a very satisfying experience. I'd see 'em again (for cheaper ticket price).

BTW the thunderous noise of the extended "You Made Me Realise" lasted for exactly 12 minutes. They also had cool, minimal visuals projecting onto the screen behind them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 9:13 AM

Tonight
The Lily's 8:00 pm
MBV 9:00 pm

?????

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 12:19 PM

Are you asking or telling? Why would they start an hour earlier tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 12:38 PM

Since it seems like one opening band instead of two....thats why

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 12:52 PM

Just guessing. But I doubt MBV would go on any earlier than they did the night before.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 12:56 PM

setlist? anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2008 1:05 PM

They didn't play sue is fine or blow a wish

Posted by Remarkably Spry | September 25, 2008 5:50 PM

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