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Okkervil River is playing the Bell House in Brooklyn on Jan 6 and tickets are on sale

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Comments (40)

Sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 7:08 PM

OMG. I'm there!!!! Thanks for the info :)

Posted by dee | December 19, 2008 8:05 PM

How is the Bell House?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 8:20 PM

Are they serious about carding?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 9:03 PM

21+ bullshit. when bands play union hall, bell house, mercury lounge, its like a big "fuck-you" to 20 year olds and under. weren't these guys and other bands and the people who run the venues and the insurance assholes who make age laws ever under 21?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 9:32 PM

Ticketweb might be wrong on this one. All Bell House shows are 18+ I think.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 9:41 PM

Bell House website says all show 21+ unless noted otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 10:11 PM

They scan your ID pretty much without looking at it

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 10:16 PM

"They scan your ID pretty much without looking at it"

like a scant eye-scan or like officially scanning the barcode?

still, cant gamble with this

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 10:23 PM

When did Okkervil River get sexy?

Posted by Me | December 20, 2008 5:16 AM

Excellent essay and site. I put a link to your compassion essay on my website. Good work.

Posted by ألعاب | December 20, 2008 8:52 AM

Got my ticket. Excellent! What a nice little surprise

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 8:58 AM

The Bell House is an amazing venue.

Here's another "fuck you" to the 20 year old kids---wait your turn like the rest of us had to and quit whining.

Posted by TWB | December 20, 2008 10:19 AM

TWB is a bad-ass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 10:47 AM

Get a fake or just shut the fuck up. Everyone else goes through it, too. Promoters and clubs aren't just fucking with you, that's just how it is. Plus, you live in NYC, there's plenty of great all ages/18+ shows to keep you occupied. Once you turn 21 you will forget about all those times the evil promoters kept you down.

Whining just makes you sound like an eight year old kid telling his mean parents that he's going to let HIS kids eat ice cream for dinner when he's all grown up.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 11:38 AM

really... it's not like 21+ is a new thing. Chill out. There will be plenty of good stuff to see when you turn 21. Until then, stick to all ages shows. In case you didn't notice... there's a pretty big all ages / DIY scene here in ny.

I grew up in the DC area, and while I missed out on a few cool 21+ shows, all the awesome all ages hardcore shows made up for it.

You're a kid... enjoy it. Don't worry about what you're missing.

Besides, once you start paying your own bills and everything, it's kind of nice to go to a show with adults every now and then.

Posted by wembley | December 20, 2008 11:52 AM

you guys sound fucking old. i feel for that kid, you know as much as i do that fake ids get taken away or dont hold up, and maybe hardcore shows arent appealing to everyone. let him "whine", he's right. 21+ shit sucks. maybe when they reduce the drinking age this will go away (thats not likely though). uh, you can, move to the 18 drinking age parts of canada?

where are the all ages, $5, ian mackayes of today? oh wait, there are NONE

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 1:03 PM

Yea i think 21+ sucks too. I would be really pissed if i couldn't see my fav band because of how old i was. Plus i love teenagers. - Perv

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 1:31 PM

I think every show should be 21+
Kids piss me off and get in my way!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 2:48 PM

under 21? grow a beard, tell 'em you're in band of horses.

Posted by donn | December 20, 2008 9:47 PM

@10:23 -

They use a machine

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 12:23 AM

when i went to see JT FReeze at the Exchange i just dressed up older and put on some makeup..... oh wait that wasn't me.....

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 1:22 AM

why are more people not excited about this?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 1:22 PM

because its 21+

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 1:30 PM

am i old?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 3:15 PM

I'm excited!!! They played twice in October and Will Sheff just played three solo shows, and they're coming back already...they must like us!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 7:23 PM

The 21+ thing is not about promoters wanting to keep people out...It is about smaller venues not being able to afford the ridiculously expensive permit you need to allow underage people into a place that sells alcohol. Of course all venues would prefer to be all ages...more people could come to their shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 9:26 PM

hey, i'm psyched! skipped 'em at webster b/c of webster. REALLY looking forward to this. i'm a firm believer in waiting till the bands you love play smaller/better venues you also love (see also of montreal at mhow). life's too short to bother with shitty clubs.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 9:37 PM

...and sold out

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2008 6:59 PM

BV -- Any word on set times for tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 12:58 PM

I am excited to the performance. I am from Germany!!!~

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 1:50 PM

BV -- Any word on set times for tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 12:58 PM

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 3:47 PM

Opener at 8:30, Okkervil at 9:30-- according to the venue

Posted by A Roach | January 6, 2009 4:02 PM

I can't fucking wait for this show tonight. Gonna be so good!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 4:07 PM

sausagefest.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 4:13 PM

it simply costs more to put on an all ages show at larger venues with bars, because of the extra security measures needed. Also, a room full of kids under 21 is far less profitable for a venue that makes a majority of its' earnings from the bar.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 4:40 PM

oh, the poor venues and bars. there are PLENTY of all ages places to play in NYC and all over the world, okkervil river just picked to play this place. where is ian mackaye when you need him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 4:56 PM

The show sold out despite being 21+. A win for the Bell House.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 5:15 PM

great show. much better than webster hall, although they didn't play westfall. wtf.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2009 8:02 AM

Amazing show... they played a nice mix of old and new material. And the sound was great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2009 12:00 PM

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