Posted in music | pictures on October 16, 2008

Photos by Lori Baily

The Dead C

They were great.
Best encore ever.
― ian, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 17:06

lol
i fell asleep
― tramp steamer, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 20:34
[I Love Music]

The Dead C kicked off their short tour with a show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Monday, October 13, 2008. Northampton Wools (with Thurston Moore), Sightings, and King Darves were also on the bill. Lori and her friend had similarly conflicting opinions of the headliner. More pictures from the show below...

King Darves...

King Dwarves

King Dwarves

Sightings...

Sightings

Sightings

Sightings

Sightings

Sightings

Sightings

Sightings

Northampton Wools...

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

Northampton Wools

The Dead C...

The Dead C

The Dead C

The Dead C

The Dead C

The Dead C

The Dead C

The Dead C

The Dead C

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Comments (23)

how on earth could you be bored by that dead c performance? wow. i was kinda mindfucked myself for the next few hours...

Sightings were AMAZING. my favorite set of the night overall. relentless.

saw northampton wools at the stone (1st set) and this also was WAY better this time around. way more intense and entertaining. stone set was more ambient and pretty. this was more abrasive and intense.

LOVED the king darves set. instant fan.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 4:43 PM

kinda sad there is a sole, lonely comment from the Dead C show (and a bare minimum writeup of the show itself via BV, but thanks for the photos) when the latest puke-flavored band of the moment (MGMT, MIA, Vampire Weekend, etc) would have scenesters transcribing their diary entries onto the BV comment pages...

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 5:49 PM

Anon #2, your comparison between "puke-flavored band[s] of the moment" and the Dead C makes no sense.

MGMT, MIA, Vampire Weekend et. al make frivolous bubblegum pop, something to bop to while getting drunk and dancing around. Dead C are arty hard-to-describe "serious" musicmakers where listening and paying attention are paramount.

Both types of bands are necessary.

Posted by Rajah of Rehab | October 16, 2008 6:33 PM

When did the Bowery get curtains? Have they always been there and I just haven't noticed?

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 7:17 PM

Rajah - It's just depressing that most people only know how to "get drunk and dance around" and not "listen and pay attention." It would be nice if more folks would give an amazing band like The Dead C a fair chance, but more often than not, they get blindly written-off as "unlistenable" and "pretentious."

An awesome show overall. The Dead C lived up to my expectations. Being they are a personal favorite band of mine, I was not disappointed.

Sightings were great as usual, and Northampton Wools got really aggro in the best possible way.

Posted by Paul | October 16, 2008 7:25 PM

rajah, i mainly referring to/comparing the popularity of said combos, as measured in comment totals.

in a just world, bruce, robbie and michael would be doing a lot better than they are (maybe i'm just bitter that they haven't done a 'real' tour since '95).

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 7:56 PM

I wasn't at the show the other night (unfortunately), but last time I saw Dead C (95?) I was surprised by how much they ROCKED. I was expecting a noisy, caterwauling mess of atonal dissonance (which is a good thing), and they threw down like they were AC/DC or something. Great live band-either really tight, or spinning(but not quite) out of control.
I have to go listen to some GATE now....

Posted by Wallis | October 17, 2008 8:30 AM

Great show...but too many bros and not enough hos in the crowd.

Posted by Big Perm | October 17, 2008 9:20 AM

thank god Lori went to this show, she has the best taste in music out of all you photogs, no disrespect to the others, just the way I see it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 9:27 AM

I've never seen a bass player like the guy in Sightings. It was really ex sighting.

Posted by Heather | October 17, 2008 10:05 AM

Kevin (stage / backstage security guy @ bowery) warned me not to spill my beer on the curtains as they had just got them :) He must know me well. I think I spill beer even when there is no beer near me. I love the curtains, they're a gorgeous shade of green. I know they've been there since the Phosphorescent / Vetiver show.

Posted by Lori | October 17, 2008 10:36 AM

oh, and thurston's hair was especially lovely ;)

Posted by Lori | October 17, 2008 10:39 AM

The show wasn't sold out, but there was pretty good attendance. I would think the difference in comments between the band of the moment fans and Dead C appreciators has more to do with the age and disposition of the later -- less likely to read blogs regularly and certainly less likely to comment on them.

Posted by x_x | October 17, 2008 11:08 AM

i'm so upset i had to miss this

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 11:29 AM

with smart fans like this, hard to imagine why the Dead C don't get out of the house more.

what did they play? Some of their non-frivolous bubblegum pop I hope.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 11:39 AM

they didn't kick off the tour with this show. thye played in philly on saturday.

Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2008 11:42 AM

"with smart fans like this, hard to imagine why the Dead C don't get out of the house more."

With a cult band like this, I imagine it is a difficult economic proposition for three guys and equipment to travel from NZ.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 1:10 PM

This was a hypnotic, mesmerizing show--I was floored from beginning to end. I'm not a fan of noise like I used to be, but the Dead C is one band that I've found to be incredibly listenable with a distinctive personality--something that most noisicians don't achieve. It also takes balls to play a show and not perform songs that even the most hardcore Dead C fan would have heard of. (I don't have the new CD, so maybe they played something from it, but I somehow doubt that.)

Posted by Regular reader | October 17, 2008 2:30 PM

Someone on that message board said "The Dude C," which was totally true. However, the few women there were quite foxy....

Posted by Regular reader | October 17, 2008 2:41 PM

interesting that the lead singer/songwriter from "the latest puke-flavored band of the moment" (Vampire Weekend) was there to see King Darves. These two guys couldn't be more different, but they appreciate each other's stuff. Ten years ago, they were the Sophisticuffs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2008 9:10 PM

January 19th was the birthday Janis Joplin...

Posted by louis vuitton | September 9, 2009 6:38 AM

thnaks for all

Posted by يوتيوب | November 20, 2009 2:42 PM

kinda sad there is a sole, lonely comment from the Dead C show (and a bare minimum writeup of the show itself via BV, but thanks for the photos) when the latest puke-flavored band of the moment (MGMT, MIA, Vampire Weekend, etc) would have scenesters transcribing their diary entries onto the BV comment pages...

Posted by Youtube | April 15, 2010 2:22 PM

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