Posted in music | pictures on November 11, 2008

Photos by Ryan Muir

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"A highly contagious stomach flu is circulating through New York City.

The Health Department has issued a statement reporting that visits to the city's hospital emergency rooms have increased by 19 percent over the past two weeks, to about 400 a day, of people suffering from vomiting and diarrhea.

The stomach flu is caused by a norovirus infection that is prevalent in late fall and winter. Health officials say the good news is that norovirus infections are usually not serious and most people recover within a few days.

A medical epidemiologist at the Health Department, Dr. Sharon Balter, advises thorough hand-washing with soap and warm water, before eating food and after using the bathroom, to avoid being infected with the stomach flu."[Newsday]

A tip for your health in lieu of an actual HEALTH review.

One night after they opened for Nine Inch Nails in Atlantic City, HEALTH headlined a show at Knitting Factory in NYC. Videohippos and Health's new label-mate (Angel) Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors fame) were also on the Friday night bill (11/7). More pictures below...

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Comments (16)

VIDEOHIPPOS RULED!!! HEALH was much better than I was expecting...great energy! Only downside...WAY TOO MANY TEENAGERS ACTING LIKE PIECES OF GARBAGE in the front, but that is always to be expected. Thanks to the bands for a great night!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 11:48 AM

Video Hippos and Health were both excellent.

Health was not what I was expecting having only had limited access to their music (predominately their myspace and their recent 7").

Angel wasn't my thing in a live setting. With ear plugs in I couldn't make out the lyrics, but without them, it was to loud.

Posted by eric p | November 11, 2008 11:50 AM

health were booed off the stage when they opened for nails in AC.

Posted by anon | November 11, 2008 12:15 PM

this show rocked. Angel was good; video was great and health killed it. When are health playing in NYC again?

Great pics as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 12:36 PM

to be honest I think Health pose too much. I mean if you see them playing several shows consecutive those spontaneous jumps and stuff, you see them doing that smae thing night after night. so its fresh on one look-see, but not on repeat viewings.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 12:54 PM

^ they can pose all they want. It's about the music douche.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 1:01 PM

12:54 sounds like you look at too many blog photos.
i hear what you're saying, but if you've actually seen them (your post doesn't make it clear) there's no way you can doubt the legit energy on stage.

HEALTH destroyed that night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 1:03 PM

12:15 It's true that a considerable number of people booed Health at the nin show in AC, but at least half of the people in the crowd cheered them on the whole time. Given their more abrasive brand of music (in a different sort of way than nin), I doubt the guys in the band were offended much by the varied response.

Seeing health at the knitting factory was much better, unfortunately I was disappointed to see that their sets were almost identical.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 1:06 PM

Health is a revelation. They are tight and the drummer is seriously the best drummer I have seen on the scene for sometime.

Kudos.

-Music Critic at large publication.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 1:17 PM

im the original person who posted about the "posing". I saw them 4 times in space of one week and they were doing the same moves, thats why it got old, also like anon from 1:06 pointed out, they played identical sets each time. so in the end it comes off rehearsed too much.

I do like their music thats why i would go to see a band that many times in the first place, but when every show is a carbon copy, then it becomes an issue i think.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 2:58 PM

that's unfortunate about the movements being the same spread across shows. seeing it once it sincerely comes across as kind of spastic and out of control.

@ music critic: check out Denny O'Neal from Double Dagger, or the drummer to Parts and Labor. P&L's drummer reminds me at times of the hard bop patterns you will find in Art Blakey's songs. Denny is just insane.

Posted by eric p | November 11, 2008 6:20 PM

Deradoorian was great!

Posted by boobscotch | November 11, 2008 6:47 PM

2:58, its important to support bands you like by going to their shows, but seeing the same band 4 times in one week and expecting something different each time is a bit unrealistic. do you expect them to write new songs for every show? last time i saw health was about 6 months ago, they played a lot of new stuff at the knit last week and it was great. their movements coincide with the music, almost like dance, so its not suprising that during certain parts of the songs the movements are similar show to show

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2008 9:28 AM

anon 11:48
how were the teenagers acting like garbage
just cuz they were young
they just seemed like really excited kids for the show
but maybe they were somehow acting wrongly but i just wasn't aware of it

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2008 3:48 PM

I was the the Atlantic City Nine Inch Nails show; Health was absolutely horrific. While I'm sure most of the crowd booed because the sound wasn't what they came to hear, regardless of it being a Nine Inch Nails show or not, Health is abrasive and ran around the stage like children clanking on pots & pans. It's not music, it's cacophonous noise.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2008 7:14 PM

Your post doesn't make it clear) there's no way you can doubt the legit energy on stage.you see them doing that smae thing night after night. so its fresh on one look-see, but not on repeat viewings.

Posted by Homepage | October 24, 2012 6:57 PM

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