Posted in music | pictures on January 27, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir

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Beirut played a last-minute, free (though some were charged at the door?), secret show at Coco66 in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn last night (1/26). They stuffed as many people as possible into the small bar - many packed right into the adjoining rooom, and Beirut played for an hour, took a short break, and then played for another 30 minutes. I'm not sure it's fair to complain about anything at this show... They played new songs, many of which they're still rusty at, but that's probably why they scheduled the show - as a warmup for the much more important performances they have coming up at Vassar, BAM and MHOW. So far there are some complaints in the comments though - most related to Zach getting his drink on, and at least one by someone who misheard what Zach said about his ukelele. They're not all bad though...

"zach was drunk. but no drunker than anyone would be playing to a bar full of drunk youngens on a monday night. i was right up front and thought the sound, for a place whose acoustics are far from outstanding, was pretty decent. definitely nothing to complain about (and I enjoy complaining about bad sound). really see no reason to hate on this show. no it was not life changing, but it was definitely better than staying home on a Monday night watching reruns of man vs. food." [mcg]
Where you ended up standing probably had a lot to do with how good it was. Regardless, people in attendance were cheering loudly throughout the show (especially when they played the hits). People are working on the setlist in the comments of the last post. More pictures and a video below...

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Partial setlist in the comments.


Beirut debut a new EP track at a surprise show in Brooklyn from lofi.tv on Vimeo.

A truncated Beirut play an intimate warm up show for their upcoming tour at a small bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on January 26, 2009. The band contacted the venue, Coco66 at 4pm to request the space and took to the stage at 10pm. Zach and co road tested a bunch of new tracks and cracked out some old gold for their friends in the audience and those glued to Brooklyn Vegan who tipped off fans a couple of hours before the show. Shot by Stuart Rogers for lofi.tv.

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Comments (24)

brooklyvegan readers, most entitled trash talking bitches....ever???

Me thinks

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:34 PM

I must say, seeing beirut in a small bar was pretty great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:41 PM

Was it just me or did anyone else think this show was trap set up to gas all the angry brooklynvegan posters?
I'm really paranoid by the way.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:43 PM

It was really nice of Beirutt to fill in for Tom Yaps since he couldn't make the gig.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:44 PM

I don't know about you guys but I hate Avey Tare, Beirut, Ed Droste, the asian girl in Blonde Redhead and all of !!!. They are all such assholes to me and my friends and everytime I see them I get super pissed off and need to comment here to WARN people about how BAD THEY ARE AS PEOPLE. Trust me y'alls. Musicians are REALLY MEAN PEOPLE, especially to me while I'm in line at the Bagel shop....

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:55 PM

is it me or has beirutt's band become thinner, both literally and figuratively?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:55 PM

some real comedy talent has finally showed up in the comments section...

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 12:59 PM

that video just made me extremely excited for the vassar show! can't wait!

Posted by maria | January 27, 2009 1:26 PM

DURKL

Posted by Geoff Reilly | January 27, 2009 2:32 PM

this show was a fucking blast. i was extremely happy to get the chance to see them in such a tiny venue.

and i liked the new mexican-inspired songs, ftr. if nothing else, they'll provide some sonic variety to his repertoire.

Posted by aroundthewayboy | January 27, 2009 3:10 PM

RE: "is it me or has beirutt's band become thinner, both literally and figuratively?"

Cocaine's a helluva drug.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 4:44 PM

cocaine? isn't that a little...2004?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 5:01 PM

no, but quoting dave chappelle certainly is.

Posted by edgewin | January 27, 2009 5:48 PM

I'M RIIIICHCHCHCHCHHHCHCHHC BITCH

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 6:19 PM

does anyone know where "east harlem" the song they played is from?????

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 3:29 AM

their new ep is up on itunes right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2009 9:47 AM

MCG- first commentor- what a blowhard. No- Zach was not drunk and you dumb fxxX- you don't stand at the front of the stage if you are a sound queen - especially for a show like this. wake up - and stay home.

Posted by dk | January 28, 2009 12:26 PM

MCG- first commentor- what a blowhard. No- Zach was not drunk and you dumb fxxX- you don't stand at the front of the stage if you are a sound queen - especially for a show like this. wake up - and stay home.

Posted by dk | January 28, 2009 12:34 PM

oh my bad, next time ill stand in the other room. thx! for the double response

Posted by mcg | January 28, 2009 5:30 PM

Thank You,.. I very interest

Posted by Bisnis Online | May 18, 2009 9:50 PM

Hey guys, check out "Nob Competition" That film is CLASSIC. Beirut played the soundtrack for "Nob Competition 7- Revenge of the DSL" and it was great. !!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:04 AM

I must say, seeing beirut in a small bar was pretty great.

Posted by Medical Symptoms | August 1, 2009 7:32 PM

Great photos.Good talent.Handsome people

Posted by Andi | January 28, 2010 4:00 PM

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