Posted in music | pictures on October 27, 2008

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford and Chris La Putt

All the Saints (by Kyle Dean Reinford)
All the Saints

"After Wye Oak I made my to the Bowery ballroom where a band called All the Saints played as one of the tightest bands of the week. They were an undoubtedly talented trio, however, there was nothing to really draw you in the way that Wye Oak or other bands had throughout the week." [kevchino @ a different ATS show]
Starfucker (by Chris La Putt)
Starfucker
"Starfucker was my "surprise" band for CMJ. I hadn't really intended to catch them, but they surprised me in their gravitas and their energy. All too often lo-fi also means low-impact, low fiber, and low-milage. Starfucker attacked the crowd, distributing nerd-glasses and their strange brand of man-boy love. Their shameless affection was devoured and rows of ironic ballcaps bobbed bounced and gyrated while new fans gripped fresh copies of Starfuckers Burning Up pink 7-inch in their sweaty hands. They are undoubtedly the best band ever to be named after an obscure censored Rolling Stones song." [Stranded in Stereo at another SF show]
Though seeing parts of both All the Saints and Starfucker required running up and down Knitting Factory's two flights of stairs, they, combined, were a great way to kick off the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday (10/25). Starfucker was especially a good intro for the dancier portion of the day that climaxed with an excellent set by Little Boots. More pictures of the first two bands on the Saturday bill, below...

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Knitting Factory Banner

All the Saints (in the Old Office)...

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

All the Saints

Starfucker (on the main stage)...

Photos by Chris La Putt

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Starfucker

Rival Schools played a bunch of hours later on the main stage.

---

      

Comments (7)

All the Saints were the discovery of my CMJ!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2008 4:19 PM

the 6th photo down of the starfucker photos is not of them but from the guy in the carps. starfucker were my fave find of CMj. got to catch them three times. little boots was def overrated, btw.

Posted by orange z | October 27, 2008 10:23 PM

starfucker was definitely one of my favs from this week and i don't know about little boots being overrated but i like her music a "little" more now...haha

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2008 11:55 PM

same here, all the saints were my cmj '08 discovery too...hellooooooooo new favourite band, keep delivering that sweet sweet white noise fuzzpop

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2008 10:59 AM

Yeah, All the Saints were goooooooooooood, I loved them

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2008 11:30 AM

All The Saints were more powerful and mesmerizing than any other chumpass band at CMJ. People need to recognize.

Posted by tawny | October 28, 2008 2:08 PM

...another winning band from killer pimp!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2008 4:23 PM

Leave a Comment