Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on April 8, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu headlined the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Thursday night (4/2). The great triple-bill featured both Crocodiles and Tyvek as openers. The pictures in this post, of the headliner only, are from that show.

Currently supporting their new album Hush, out now on Polyvinyl, the band has two more NYC shows scheduled in the near future. The first has them acting as opener for Yann Tiersen at Irving Plaza on April 16th. The next is a headlining gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 13th. The Brooklyn show is part of the Northside Festival. That means badgeholders can try their luck at getting in, or you can buy tickets which go on Am Ex presale at noon.

Northside Festival shows @ MHOW
June 12 - John Vanderslice & TBA
June 13 - Asobi Seksu & TBA (Am Ex presale @ noon)
June 14 - Bill Callahan
All tour dates and more Bowery Ballroom pictures below...

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Asobi Seksu - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 11 - Colby College - Mary Low Coffeehouse (closed to public) Waterville, ME
Apr 15 - La Maison Francais Washington DC
Apr 16 - Irving Plaza New York, NY w/ Yann Tiersen
Apr 17 - Club Soda Montreal, QC
Apr 18 - Club Soda Montreal, QC
Apr 19 - Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Apr 21 - Logan Theater Chicago, IL
Apr 22 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Apr 24 - Bluebird Denver, CO
Apr 25 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 27 - Richard's on Richards Vancouver, BC
Apr 28 - Neumo's Seattle, WA
Apr 29 - Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
May 1 - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
May 2 - El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

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Comments (13)

Great pictures. How was the show?

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | April 8, 2009 11:25 AM

Bowrie shows get crowded, but they get ill sometimes too. Take the good with the bad. Take me home, please.

Posted by TuneTemplePilot | April 8, 2009 11:38 AM

is the hold steady show on 6/11 part of northside too?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 11:45 AM

This was a GREAT show.

Anyone happen to have the setlist?

Posted by anon | April 8, 2009 12:27 PM

Great shots. That singer sure is a pretty one, yeah?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 12:30 PM

Really great show. The band sounded perfect and they were surprisingly much "heavier" live than they are on record. I think they only played for an hour or so but I heard everything that I wanted to, including most of the best from Hush.

Posted by vincent | April 8, 2009 1:18 PM

Nice pics Tim Griffin.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 1:29 PM

Great show. The drummer played his balls off. Sound at Bowery was fucking phenomenal as usual. Looking forward to the Irving show. I feel like they've really found their sound with the new record.

Posted by Josh | April 8, 2009 2:50 PM

Highlight of the night was when she got on the drums at the very end of the show and went nuts. They definitely rocked out harder than I thought they would (a good thing).

Posted by Peter | April 8, 2009 4:04 PM

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Aww shucks. thanks. A lot of fun to shoot, and I liked that they had their families there in the make-shift dual VIP section on the balconies.

Posted by Tim | April 8, 2009 7:01 PM

setlist:

sing tomorrow's praise
new years
meh no mae
strawberries
in the sky
thursday
familiar light
blind little rain
transparance
pink cloud
red sea

strings
me & mary

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2009 7:06 PM

she's so seksu...

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2009 12:27 AM

Asobi Seksu's Saturday, June 13 Northside festival show at WHOM was one of the worst shows I've ever seen.

They have no stage presence. She has zero charisma and a very limited, fairly weak voice.

To make things much worse: it was too bloody loud. Ridiculous. One could not "hear" any texture, anything. It was oppressively loud.

Also, the blinding light behind the band flooding the audience was both irritating and very cheezy.

This was a the worst show I've been to at WHOM.

It sucked, completely.

Posted by Hedgehog NYC | June 15, 2009 1:05 AM

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