Posted in music | pictures on March 25, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

The Grates

"I didn't know much about this Australian group until I caught Saturday's set, but lead singer Patience Hodgson blew me away with her enthusiasm. At one point, she jumped off the stage and onto the floor, told everyone to clear a space and began twirling a ribbon, gymnastics-style. A hardcore fan suddenly appeared, dressed in a leotard, and joined her for a spontaneous dance. These are the SXSW moments you dream of." [Whitney Matheson @ USA Today]
The Grates played their first of three post-SXSW, NYC shows at Mercury Lounge on Monday night (3/23, with Sky Larkin). Next up is Pianos with Micachu tonight (3/25), and the The Aussie BBQ at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Thursday that The Drones, Youth Group and others are also playing.

More pictures from Mercury Lounge below...

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Comments (14)

she looks like the kind of girl who should have a moustache

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 9:25 AM

She's kinda hot from far away.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 10:26 AM

Tim, I think you need to get out more.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 10:48 AM

is there a crime for "impersonating a karen o"?

Posted by donn | March 25, 2009 11:11 AM

total babe

Posted by rodney jenkees | March 25, 2009 11:20 AM

It really annoys me how the commenters always talk shit about ANY girl who is pictured and her looks but then dont say shit about all of the dudes on here - most of which are out of shape/hairy/probably smelly and generally goofy looking. Get over yourselves! You wish these babes would go for you.

Posted by stanley | March 25, 2009 12:08 PM

Stanley – most dudes aren't using their sex appeal to sell records.

Posted by Relax | March 25, 2009 1:30 PM

stanley...now that's an interesting name for a girl.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 1:49 PM

She sure is getting her money's worth outta those keyboard socks. They must be pretty smelly by now.

Posted by blackhat | March 25, 2009 2:52 PM

Stanley: Nice try but that tactic will never get you laid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 4:06 PM

How do you know she doesn't buy them in bulk because she likes them so much, blackhat?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 4:06 PM

"You wish these babes would go for you."

Well, DUH.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 4:08 PM

Stanley's on the rag again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 4:11 PM

do physically beautiful people belong in rock and roll?
do those beautiful people have anything worthwhile to write about?

these are the questions i find myself asking.

sometimes the line between the rock stage and the fashion runway is depressingly vague.

Posted by jim | March 26, 2009 5:33 PM

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