Posted in music | pictures on July 8, 2009

photos by Alex Reside

The Handsome Furs

"the show was AMAZING! i think from my posts on this board it's apparent that i am of the krug persuasion (what can i say, i dig accordions and marimba) but dan may be my new hero, and alexei my heroine. so much energy and audience dance parties galore.

the best part though, the two of them are just so HUMBLE and seemed genuinely honored that so many folks came out to see them. alexei kept putting her hands to her heart as if she couldn't believe where she was...it's just so great to see bands that truly appreciate what they've achieved, and to see audiences having such a good time...everybody wins.

and they are just so fricking CUTE and lovely together. at one point they touched foreheads and gave each other big happy excited faces - it was such an "awwww" moment (who knew dan boeckner was capable of soliciting an "aw?")" [stuntgirl]

That review and the pictures in this post are from the Handsome Furs show at Bowery Ballroom last night (7/8). Tonight (7/9), they do it again with the same openers (Dri and The Cinnamon Band) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

As stuntgirl pointed out, it was a great show. I completely agree with the humble/appreciation thing. Dan is also so funny and still talking about how NYC, and especially Bowery Ballroom, makes him nervous because of the time in 2005(!) that Wolf Parade played there and the Internet talked about how drunk he was the next day (sorry Dan!). More pictures from last night's show below...

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

The Cinnamon Band

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

Dri

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

The Handsome Furs

More dates, not counting MHOW tonight, HERE.

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Comments (20)

Who was that cute fat girl on the stage last night? Anybody know?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:06 PM

Cute fat girl? It wasn't one of Sarah's friends was it?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:09 PM

a few more pics from my very humble camera here:

http://halseyblog.tumblr.com

Posted by HalseyBlog | July 8, 2009 2:13 PM

Did anyone else think that Dri was awful?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:14 PM

Handsome Furburgers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:26 PM

Dri dude sure looks like Justin Vernon.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:33 PM

i didnt know genesis p orridge sang for handsome furs?

Posted by jim | July 8, 2009 2:40 PM

thanks for quoting me! :) it's all true...dan and alexei rule.

Posted by stuntgirl | July 8, 2009 2:55 PM

wow..is that Frenchie from rock of love?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:59 PM

setlist anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:02 PM

DRI was better when they played songs like "Rather Be Sleeping"

Posted by Roman | July 8, 2009 4:13 PM

Legal Tender
Talking Hotel Arbat Blues (Year Zero)
All We Want Baby Is Everything
Evangeline
I'm Confused
White City
Handsome Furs Hate This City
Nyet Spasiba
Radio Kaliningrad
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Dead + Rural
New Song

It was short :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:19 PM

yeah they played a razor-tight fairly short 1 hour set back in March at Mercury Lounge too. i think the longest i've ever heard them play was in Columbus, Ohio on the "Plague Park" tour, the crowd was so small, just about 50 or so hardcore fans, that they just kept shouting song requests and wouldn't let the band leave. it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:46 PM

who the fuck are the handsome furs?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:48 PM

Photos look awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 5:00 PM

videos of the show are here:

www.youtube.com/maestro416

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:05 PM

the last song was titled as Agony on the set list.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:53 PM

that doesn't look like the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles to me!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 8:13 PM

awesome show!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 12:33 AM

put some fucking shoes on

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2009 7:44 AM

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