photos by Bao Nguyen
"Speaking of Northside Piers, its access to the Burg waterfront might be harmful to your health, but only if you're hungry. A tipster writes: "The Northside Piers pier has all sorts of signs warning pregnant women, women of childbearing age, and children against eating the eels in the East River. Which sort of implies that the Williamsburg waterfront is rife with mutant eels? Eels or no, the pier is actually a pretty great addition to the neighborhood." This is the type of story that needs visual accompaniment. Luckily, we've got it!" [Curbed]Unlike Trail of Dead, HEALTH played a set at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday (as did Grupo Fantasma and the Black Lips).
"What's the deal with everyone so in love with some generic 50's garage rock with a southern twang. I thought HEALTH was way cooler and way more interesting although I'll admit they're probably better suited for a dark dingy inside venue. Their market hotel show was amazing." [DM]If you missed HEALTH, they are back on tour in September with Pictureplane. Tickets are still on sale for a September 24th show at Bowery Ballroom (much more dark and dingy and mutant eel-free). More pictures from the Watefront, with all tour dates, below...
the rest of the pictures are coming in a second.
HEALTH - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 6 - CREEPY TEEPEE FESTIVAL KUTNA HORA
Aug 7 - OFF FESTIVAL MYSLOVICE
Aug 8 - BERLIN FESTIVAL BERLIN
Aug 14 - DOCKVILLE FESTIVAL HAMBURG
Aug 15 - HALDERN FESTIVAL HALDERN
Aug 16 - SCHLACHTHOF w/ Crystal Antlers WIESBADEN
Aug 17 - K4 w/ Crystal Antlers NUREMBERG
Aug 19 - LYGTEN STATION COPENHAGEN
Aug 21 - PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL KIEWIT
Aug 22 - LOWLANDS FESTIVAL BIDDINGHUIZEN
Aug 24 - KOKO w/ Deerhunter LONDON
Sep 5 - THE WILTERN w/ NIN LOS ANGELES, California
Sep 6 - ECHOPLEX w/ NIN ECHO PARK, California
09.09.09 Wed Los Angeles, California Troubadour w/ MI AMI, Pictureplane, DAM Funk
09.10.09 Thu San Francisco, California Bottom of The Hill *
09.11.09 Fri Portland, Oregon The Works * **Time-Based Art Festival**
09.12.09 Sat Seattle, Washington Vera Project *
09.13.09 Sun Morrison, Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheater **Monolith Festival**
09.17.09 Thu Minneapolis, Minnesota 7th St. Entry (first-avenue) *
09.18.09 Fri Chicago, Illinois Empty Bottle *
09.19.09 Sat Toronto, Ontario Wrong Bar *
09.20.09 Sun Montreal, Quebec La Sala Rossa *
09.21.09 Mon Providence, Rhode Island Club Hell *
09.22.09 Tue Boston, Massachusetts Harpers Ferry *
09.24.09 Thu New York City, New York Bowery Ballroom *
09.25.09 Fri Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Unitarian Church *
09.26.09 Sat Baltimore, Maryland Sonar *
09.27.09 Sun Washington, DC Black Cat *Circuits Fest!