Posted in music | pictures on October 31, 2008

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford, words by Andrew Frisicano

The Mae Shi

From their gig in the Knitting Factory Old Office (10/25), I'd say that that seeing The Mae Shi live is a lot like walking into a Mae Shi practice, with the band kicking through a set of rough sounding punk ditties that eventually settle into their charming power-pop shtick. Though the beginning was entertaining on its own terms - the band careened around the room (the guitarist made good use of his wireless) falling over each other and stumbling from song to song - the closing set of more traditional tunes was definitely welcome. Halfway through, the band stretched a huge parachute tarp (think gym class) over the head of the crowd to create a rustling rainbow tent. The confined, cluttered Old Office space was perfect for the band; in fact, I'm not sure how they would have pulled it off anywhere else.

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Comments (5)

Hey, that's me on the in the first photo!!

Posted by KevinV | October 31, 2008 2:46 PM

Saw them at the Smell in LA once...the only show I've ever walked out of midway through

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2008 3:10 PM

well 3:10.... then you've not been to The Smell enough.

i've never seen the bassist as animated as they pictures show him being.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2008 6:29 PM

Thanks a lot.

Posted by cephe kaplama | May 2, 2009 6:42 AM

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Posted by منتديات | February 23, 2011 12:06 PM

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