Posted in music | pictures on October 31, 2008

Photos by Chona Kasinger

Minus the Bear

"This past Saturday night [10/25] I saw Minus the Bear at Webster Hall. It was an awesome show; they are a very tight band that brought the crowd through a wide range of emotions. I was damn surprised that their drummer plays a basic, clear fiberglass Ludwig four-piece set with only two crashes, a ride cymbal, and hi-hats. His sound is generally much fuller than the equipment portrays. It's great seeing bands in small venues, where you can actually see the performers' faces instead of resorting to a big screen.

Afterwards, with time to kill before my train home, I went to my most favorite place on Earth (ok, my favorite bar at least) for some libations. Despite the large crowd in this oddly laid out location, I grabbed a seat at the bar, and had my first beverage. As I was consuming my second, a girl came up to me, 'Excuse me, sir'. [edmarsh.com]

More pictures from the CMJ show below...

Sylvie...

Sylvie

Sylvie

Sylvie

Sylvie

Annuals...

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Annuals

Minus the Bear...

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

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This tour hit Starland Ballroom in Jersey one day later. More dates HERE.

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Comments (16)

Dave Knudson is the best guitar player on the planet.

ps- these pictures are not so good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:15 AM

wasn't a member of minus the bear previously in botch?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:24 AM

... to answer my own question (via wikipedia).

yes, in fact dave knudson of menos el oso
was in fact the guitarist for botch,
a mathcore/metal band from washington.

that rules.

i'll be doing laps across fifth avenue tonight
as michael phelps, going for the gold.

with swimmies on.

Posted by mike d. | October 31, 2008 9:27 AM

Ahh The Jesus look..

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:54 AM

Ahh The Jesus look.. Worst crowd ever in the front for one of the best bands out there.. Frat boy footballers screaming every word to Pachuca Sunrise? What is this world coming to? This wasn't "Betterman" during a Pearl Jam concert..

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:56 AM

"ps- these pictures are not so good."

- agreed

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:59 AM

wasn't a member of minus the bear previously in botch?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 9:24 AM

...yup! i believe it was one of the guitarists. ive only seen this band once and it was in front of maybe 50 people, id feel weird seeing them at a place like webster.

Posted by stephenkv. | October 31, 2008 10:01 AM

They were amazing! Well, here in Asheville. Am I the only person outside of NYC who reads this blog?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 11:18 AM

2 things...

1. Sylvie fucking rules.
2. Photos aren't bad, but too much vignetting.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 1:03 PM

Webster Hall a small venue? What?! I didn't go to this show because Webster Hall is too big of a venue.

Posted by bf | October 31, 2008 1:41 PM

I was there and the lighting was horrible. These pictures are pretty amazing under the given circumstances. Sylvie sucked, Annuals sucked, this was like my seventh time seeing Minus the Bear and I wasn't very impressed with this one.

Posted by cc | October 31, 2008 2:24 PM

^Anon 11:18

no i live in AZ and I like minus the bear but to be fair, a not so good live affair when i saw them here last yeaaarrr...mwahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 2:39 PM

tons of people outside of nyc read this blog.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 3:18 PM

some of these pictures are epic. not so much a fan of minus the bear though.

Posted by johnd | October 31, 2008 3:25 PM

Hey! I'm glad my words could accompany your photos. I'm still looking for a set list, though.

-=Ed.

Posted by Ed | November 10, 2008 3:24 PM

Thanks a lot.

Posted by cephe kaplama | May 2, 2009 7:07 AM

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