Posted in music | pictures on May 14, 2009

photos by Lori Baily

USAISAMONSTER

sad but triumphant night

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 4:47 AM

Was it as epic as the Bjork/Dirty Projectors show? I mean will it live on in infamy like that show? I mean will you be telling your kids 20 years from now how you were at this show?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2009 5:18 AM

fuck your kids. :) USAISAMONSTER was great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 2:29 PM

USAISAMONSTER's final show happened Saturday, May 9th at the newly-decorated Market Hotel in Brooklyn. The bill included Awesome Color, Juiceboxxx, Eloe Omoe, Tunnel of Love, Bow Ribbons, Jason Crumer, Animental, Hot Box and Buck Gooter. At one point the show was stopped and the cops showed up because someone passed out. They left the club in an ambulance (I hope he is OK!), but the show went on. More pictures (including the ambulance) below...

Awesome Color...

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Awesome Color

Eloeomoe...

Eloeomoe

Eloeomoe

Eloeomoe

Eloeomoe

Eloeomoe

Juiceboxxx...

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Juiceboxxx

Tunnel of Love...

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

outside Market Hotel

outside Market Hotel

outside Market Hotel

outside Market Hotel

outside Market Hotel

outside Market Hotel

USAISAMONSTER...

USAISAMONSTER

USAISAMONSTER

USAISAMONSTER

USAISAMONSTER

Times New Viking played the same venue the next night.

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Comments (85)

Great show. I want more USAISAMONSTER pics. Why'd that guy leave in an ambulance? Why is Todd so good at de-stressing cops?

Posted by anonymouse | May 14, 2009 12:38 PM

!!! TOL !!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 12:53 PM

supposed intoxication i heard

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:01 PM

That backdrop is just asking to have the place shut down by fire marshals. why the hell would they do something that stupid??? it doesn't even look good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:04 PM

Only hipsters would be dumb enough to have that kind of backdrop...

Hipsters don't know how to drink either I guess....

Lastly look at all those hipsters in that crowd picture....

I have a feeling 99% of them shop at American Appareal

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:19 PM

what the fuck is the fixation on fire issues and market hotel about? it only seems to come up in these threads, even though there are way more dangerous venues around (the charleston, anyone?)

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:26 PM

probably because kids smoke inside market hotel. i doubt they do that inside the charleston.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:30 PM

sometimes i wonder if all these bands exist or if brooklyn vegan is just making them up. from these pictures, it appears they actually do in fact exist.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:32 PM

Last I checked, the Charleston (or Cake Shop...or any of the other "dangerous venues" around town) didn't have reams upon reams of fabric dangling from the ceiling like MH does. That's the difference. MH is just asking for trouble by having that stuff there.

But you're right...they should ignore legitimate safety issues because "it looks cool"...or something. Dolt.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:32 PM

hipsters hate fire. fire bad! fire bad!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:33 PM

This place has Great White written all over it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:38 PM

As much as I hate to agree with the people that shit on DIY venues in every thread, allowing smoking in a place like that is definitely asking for it. If you can't allow people outside, due to fears about the cops, then just ban smoking AND re-entry. It's a 3 hour show for fucks sake. What do these people do during plane rides? Funerals? Exams? The work day? If these people are the die hard, ultra-superior show patrons they claim to be, then they can endure a tobacco-less concert. Or shit, just start chewing tobacco. It's not like hipsters brush their teeth anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 1:44 PM

My concern over MH's new backdrop is specifically because I like DIY venues. The second something bad happens here (which it will...it's only a matter of time, especially with people smoking inside) then Bloomberg is going to crack down on ALL of the DIY venues around town. And will it have been worth it? All for one hideous looking backdrop?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:00 PM

"Only hipsters would be dumb enough to have that kind of backdrop...

Hipsters don't know how to drink either I guess....

Lastly look at all those hipsters in that crowd picture....

I have a feeling 99% of them shop at American Appareal"


ehh get over it.

Posted by James | May 14, 2009 2:12 PM

"what the fuck is the fixation on fire issues and market hotel about? it only seems to come up in these threads, even though there are way more dangerous venues around (the charleston, anyone?)"

All the legit venues have fire exits. You might not be able to use them or even see them, but they are there. Where is the fire exit at the Market Hotel? Oh, that's right, there is none.

We don't even need to mention Great White. NYC had it's own killer fire, and it was at an unlicensed club, just like the Market Hotel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Land_fire

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:23 PM

Newsflash:

Bloomberg bans all d.i.y. venues.

Awesome indie shows now literally take place in people's minds.

Trippy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:27 PM

"My concern over MH's new backdrop is specifically because I like DIY venues. "

My concern is that, but also about people's lives.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:29 PM

that kid who left in an ambulance was just freaking out on drugs, he was not passed out, didn't have a "heart attack," he just could handle his acid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:36 PM

Market Hotel has any many exits as evrey other venue. It has the one smaller staircase where you usually enter, and another, grander, double width staircase in the back.

The back exit (which goes to Broadway) is always guarded by a worker so that it can stay unlocked for safety reasons, but not wide open so people can sneak in.

Both those exits are marked by lit exit signs with emergency lights, and they are more than adequate in width for the number of people that the place can hold.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:41 PM

the atomic bomb went BOOM!!!

Posted by FOUND | May 14, 2009 2:43 PM

"You might not be able to use them or even see them, but they are there." Oh.

I always leave shows in ambulances--that's called style.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/style

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:43 PM

"Both those exits are marked by lit exit signs with emergency lights, and they are more than adequate in width for the number of people that the place can hold."

Is that your personal assessment?

Also, since you seem to be in the know, what is your opinion of the art equaling a fire hazard?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:43 PM

Wow, great backdrop, now I see why the the DIY shows have a sliding scale for entry of up to $25.00.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:47 PM

The Station in Rhode Island (the club where the Great White fire happened) had 5 exits, not including the basement exit. Still, 100 people died from a fast-moving fire. That's more than twice the number of exits at Market Hotel. And the Station didn't have anywhere near the amount of flammable material hanging off the backdrop as Market Hotel has.

I really don't understand the people who are defending MH in this thread. What they're doing with that backdrop is so far beyond the pale of being morally responsible to their patrons that I find it to be incomprehensible. Take that shit down, now, before people get killed and every single DIY venue in town gets shut down.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:49 PM

The main material in that art installation is a nonfammable plastic canvas tarp that has been folded. It is not made of fabric, flammable or otherwise.

The cardboard used to make the stalactites was salvaged from a public school and is fire retardant.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:50 PM

the totally uninformed self righteousness on this thread is just astounding.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:53 PM

A bunch of the Station's exits were chained shut, too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:53 PM

Everyone needs to chill the eff out! Do you really think that the folks running Market Hotel would do something that stupid??? And even if they did, so a few hundred hipsters die...what's the big fuckin' deal?!?! Sheesh!!!


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:57 PM

might I mention that the Station, where the Great White fire happened, was 100% "legal"

a lot of good all that legality did

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:58 PM

^
Ah yes...the good ol' "if person X does something then I'm right in doing it too" argument. Gotta love logical irrelevancies!


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:00 PM

how does a plastic tarp and a bit of fire retardant paper equal the biggest, craziest, most incomprehensible threat to public safety that ever existed?

stop hyperbolising yourself into a frenzy

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:00 PM

I'm boycotting Market Hotel. Not because of the safety hazards, mind you, but just because that backdrop is fucking hideous to look at. Oh, that and the fact that I don't like to party with 16 year olds from Jersey.


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:06 PM

the cops were in Market Hotel that night and didn't see any reason to shut it down, but you all do?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:07 PM

it's one guy saying all this, there's no "you all" out there. just a bored guy at work trying to freak people out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:09 PM

It's not the job of the cops to shut places down for fire code violations, unless it has already been deemed a fire hazard by another entity. Think really hard for a moment and you can probably figure out whose jurisdiction that would fall under.

...

...

...

...need a clue?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:12 PM

what's really classic about this do gooder guy who's spreading all this alarmist bullshit, is that he doesn't know anything at all about what he's talking about, and didn't check the facts in any way.

Did you ask the people there what the art installation is made of? did you do some kind of test? nope.

you're just making wild assumptions and presumptions and running with it because it's something to keep you occupied while you wait for 5pm to roll around at your desk job. Bravo dude, you've freaked some people out with totally inaccurate information.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:15 PM

309 and 315--right on right on.

anyone who brings up the Station fire is just trying to be funny. The Station fire happened because the ceiling was flammable. The ceiling and walls were insulated in flammable soundproofing foam; as a result, even though there were 5 working fire exits, the fire spread too fast for people to escape.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:24 PM

notice how it was pointed out how that that art installation backdrop thing isn't actually made of flammable stuff, but the people who were freaking out about it don't apologies or express relief or anything?

it's because they don't actually give a shit about it, they just like bitching.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:26 PM

^
or maybe they have better things to do with their time than just sit on Brooklynvegan all day long hitting 'refresh' like you losers do.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:29 PM

well 3:29, since you're the same guy from before, and you're still here... you obviously don't have anything better to do with your time than to hit refresh a whole fucking lot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:34 PM

i know you are but what am i???

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:43 PM

Looks like Todd P has his interns posting on BV again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:44 PM

yeah what gives? you get all worked up and point all these fingers, then you hear the thing isn't actually flammable and you got nothing to say? you guys are just assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:50 PM

does Market Hotel pay its employees to hang out on BV all day or what?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:58 PM

If it's not flammable then you guys won't mind that I just called 311 and told them to send someone over to check it out, right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:02 PM

actually what it looks like is that the one guy who was saying all this bs doesn't like it when he gets called out for being full of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:04 PM

All of the comments on this thread are from Todd P and a former employee of Todd P's. Kiss and make up, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:07 PM

haters

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:08 PM

Your promises that it is not flammable don't help me feel secure

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:10 PM

two words: fire hazard

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:11 PM

Don't you all mean flamMEHble?


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:14 PM

on the subject of supposed fire hazards and legality... here's a little info you can get from the City of New York's website:

legal capacity of Europa: 160 (but regularly sell more than 400+ tickets)

legal capacity of Studio B: 461 (but regularly sell 1000+ tickets)

legal capacity of Union Pool venue: 0 (will sell 200+)

legal capacity of Glasslands: 74 (will sell to 300+)

legal capacity of Bruar Falls: 74 (will sell to 150+)

legal capacity of Death by Audio: 0 (will sell to 300+)

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:30 PM

That's it...shut the whole fuckin' city down...NOW!!! Everyone stay in your homes. And god forbid, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HAVE ANY FUN!!!


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:40 PM

4:10, I'd bet money that you don't feel secure in your own home, or your own skin, ever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:50 PM

Sweet! It's 5:00. See you guys tomorrow! :-)

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 5:03 PM

why pick on this place particularly? it's really arbitrary and it comes across as pretty fishy to me. There are a lot of places that aren't following the letter of the law, and its not as if the guy complaining actually even knows what the law is, or what constitutes safe.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 5:51 PM

"I'm boycotting Market Hotel. Not because of the safety hazards, mind you, but just because that backdrop is fucking hideous to look at. Oh, that and the fact that I don't like to party with 16 year olds from Jersey."

yeah, better to party with 20 somethings from williamsburg, nebraska, who act like 16 year olds. the diverse crowd at market is what makes it cool. go fuck yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 5:57 PM

I might be wrong, but doesn't Cake Shop have that same foam sound insulation stuff as The Station over the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 5:58 PM

camping is pretty metal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 6:23 PM

As in every BV Comment shitstorm, the venue defenders ignore the retardation of allowing indoor smoking, and the venue detractors spread fraudulent, hyperbolic mistruths, for no reason beyond perverse satisfaction from alarming everyone else. Can the three or four sane people that ever post here at least agree that BOTH groups deserve to die in a fire?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 6:49 PM

I'm from Nebraska! So is Pat Noecker from These Are Powers. Pick on Iowa, please.

Posted by Lori | May 14, 2009 7:37 PM

every venue in New York, as well as the rest of the country, allowed indoor smoking until 6 short years ago. It's pretty ridiculous to say indoor smoking is some safety hazard.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 7:51 PM

you can only smoke in the smoking section at Market Hotel, not in the room where the bands play

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 7:59 PM

yeah, more rules and regulations, that's what this country needs. please tell me what rooms I can or can't hang out in and have cops enforce it for you, they're such great guys with excellent judgment.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 8:05 PM

I saw that kid who got taken away. He had meth eyes and was talking dumbass gibberish

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 8:14 PM

8 hours and 70 posts of shitheads saying stupid bullshit...

but nobody saying how this was an great fucking show!

shit was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 9:15 PM

I was roomates with chriss from usa. Never washed a fuckin dish...

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 9:19 PM

"I'm from Nebraska! So is Pat Noecker from These Are Powers. Pick on Iowa, please."

will do, lori. it's nothing personal--i just think whoever made that initial comment is a jerk. everyone was 16 once, and if anything the bridge and tunnel kids stop it from being the nyu freshman/park slope art crowd festival that dominates every other show in this city. long live todd p.

Posted by 5:57 | May 14, 2009 11:44 PM

USAISAMONSTER were a good band. Good talk, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:23 AM

fire hazard comments analyzed by an employee from another DIY venue:
some asshole in a shitty band who got bitter because he/she couldn't book a show there.
thank you and goodnight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 9:36 AM

usaisamonster!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 9:45 AM

I think I saw USAISAMONSTER first NYC show at Northsix around 2001.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 10:03 AM

This whole thing is retarded.

Fire retarded.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | May 15, 2009 11:11 AM

Man, this show really was great. I kinda wish it would have been the duo version of the band for the final show, as it is just amazing what Tom and Colin could do in that format, but the four person version is pretty mighty, good way to go out. It is amazing how well this band divides people, as almost anyone I know who understands what great rock is about loves them and everyone else just lobs inane insults without any idea as to what it takes to actually BE a band like USAisaMonster. Whatever, people are shitty and self-satisfied generally, I am glad I have met a bunch who aren't. Sorry to see this band go, but glad they are going out they way they wanted to.

Posted by USAforUSAisaMonster | May 15, 2009 12:01 PM

"I'm boycotting Market Hotel. Not because of the safety hazards, mind you, but just because that backdrop is fucking hideous to look at. Oh, that and the fact that I don't like to party with 16 year olds from Jersey."

right on, i hate 16 year olds.

Posted by 17yroldfromNJ | May 15, 2009 3:16 PM

Fuck you guys.

Posted by 16yroldfromJersey | May 15, 2009 3:19 PM

best band in brooklyn, rip

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:31 AM

I wasnt trippin , i was just low on water, dehydrated then went into heat stroke, front row was insanley hot and muscles just clenched up and passed out on the side walk. Sorry it couldnt of been a better story.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2009 3:10 AM

that kid who left in an ambulance was just freaking out on drugs, he was not passed out, didn't have a "heart attack," he just could handle his acid.

Posted by Dehydration | March 26, 2010 10:37 AM

"Only hipsters would be dumb enough to have that kind of backdrop...

Hipsters don't know how to drink either I guess....

Lastly look at all those hipsters in that crowd picture....

I have a feeling 99% of them shop at American Appareal"


ehh get over it.

Posted by Denisecsf | January 10, 2013 5:56 PM

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