Posted in music | pictures on June 28, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

Blonde Redhead

"Despite a severe thunderstorm as hundreds of hipsters and regular people lined up to get into Friday's Blonde Redhead concert at Celebrate Brooklyn!, it stopped raining before the show began and it ended up being a really nice night listening to the dreamlike sounds of the band.

The highlight [Olof Arnald's] opening act - she seemed aware of the absurdity of trying to win over fans anxiously waiting for Blonde Redhead - was a quirky, oddly affecting Michael Jackson tribute when she sang "Billie Jean" with that little guitar or whatever it is. It started raining again." [Dumbo Books of Brooklyn]

More pictures from Friday's show, below...

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Comments (22)

Fucking stellar review. Whoo! Now that's some top notch reporting there. "when she sang "Billie Jean" with that little guitar or whatever it is."

How this stuff gets printed on a respectable music blog is beyond me. Come on, I'm sure you can do better than that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 2:19 AM

in defense of the blogger. He did also write this:

We like Blonde Redhead a lot, but in addition to taking lousy pics with our Alltel cell phone, we don't know enough about music criticism to say anything intelligent, so we'll just wait until other, younger, brighter people get up today and decide to post something about Blonde Redhead or non-blurry pics and we'll link to them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 3:28 AM

Love the first few pics . . . ."this is a bridge going into Brooklyn"; "this is what it looks like to pull into a subway station"; "this is the park," etc.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 7:23 AM

it was the best blonde redhead setlist i've seen to date. anyone have the setlist? the night turned out perfectly for the show

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 8:01 AM

Would not hit it. Either one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 9:58 AM

2:19 - not everyone treats going to concerts or music as the most important thing in their life. for some people its just another day out. You shouldnt take a crap on their fun day out just because they decided to write about it from their non-expert point of view.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 11:49 AM

They were better when they opened for the Black Crows.

Posted by wingwalker77 | June 28, 2009 11:54 AM

that new tune before the first encore sounded great. the new album shall rock

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 11:59 AM

@7:23 - i think bv wanted to post pics of you typing up snarky comments at 7 in the morning but it would have just been sad :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 12:20 PM

I'm a fan of 'Celibate Brooklyn' !

Posted by greg | June 28, 2009 6:05 PM

how convenient for you.. since you've probably never had sex in your life.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 6:18 PM

thanks for the earlier post about this show and Dr Dog. (pics soon from that show?)it provided a nice music weekend, though, just for the record...blonde redhead was a REAL SNOREFEST. they are well past their prime.

on the other hand, dr. dog was AMAZING!!!!!!! (despite THESE UNITED STATES- real bad band)

Posted by JL | June 28, 2009 10:59 PM

The blog is what it is, but the fact that Brooklyn Vegan reprints it here is ridiculous. It's an insult to professional journalists, but then again much of Brooklyn Vegan is. Kids writing articles for a couple cans of PBR and a back stage pass.

Indeed I am older than you, etc and so on. I've heard it all on BV. Thanks, but I'll take my comments off air.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 11:17 PM

11:17: are you a professional journalist?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 11:27 PM

No. I work at a douche factory.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 11:45 PM

as a shift supervisor

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | June 29, 2009 10:17 AM

"as hundreds of hipsters and regular people lined up" - lol. That's a thought...

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009 10:45 AM

The drummer is the only good part of Blonde Redhead. Kazu sucks, she sings like a dickhead.

Posted by Zack | June 29, 2009 10:51 AM

I wouldn't call her a dickhead, but she is the worst part of the band. She makes them unlistenable.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009 10:59 AM

BH peaked in 1998. They've been moribund for years.

They're stale live and too reliant on canned music to fill out their sound.

To think this was the band that toured with Fugazi and Shellac in 1998. Wow.

Nice people, but their music doesn't move me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2009 11:21 AM

So nobody has a setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 8:42 AM

1. Heroine
2. Messenger
3. Dr. Strangeluv
4. Falling Man
5. Anticipation
6. In Particular
7. Spring and by Summer Fall
8. 23
9. SW
10. The Dress
11. ---new song---?

Encore songs:
-Equus
-Melody

-Silently.

Posted by L. | July 4, 2009 9:27 AM

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