Posted in music | pictures on July 6, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

"Festival is a very misleading term to describe this showcase because this wasn't really a festival. There were a lot of bands playing which is a prerequisite for a festival, but beyond that there wasn't a whole hell of a lot that qualified this as a festival. It was basically just a really kick-ass show that lasted for two days. There was rain on Friday, and the show was moved indoors. I discovered this after circling the block several times. I could hear the music, and I could tell something was definitely going on but for the life of me I could not find the fucking place. Finally, I stopped two people who looked like they would definitely know where the show was and when I asked them "Do you know where the show is?" they responded by saying "Show? What show?" and then I tried again, this time clearing my throat before speaking, "I am looking for the Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest-i-val. Would you happen to know where it is located?" and then the bro gave me an approving nod and explained to me that the show was going on above a grocery store called Mr. Kiwi's and that the way to get there is to slip through the door on the side. Many thanks to that dude because I found what I was looking for shortly there after." [no gift for the gab]
Considering all the rain we've been having, it's amazing how nice it ended up being over Fourth of July weekend. Saturday's show in Battery Park, as well as the 2nd day of the Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest at 979 Broadway Backyard had beautiful weather. Friday's show at South Street Seaport was completely dry and breezy as well. Unfortunately though, there was some rain earlier on Friday (6/3), and so the Woodsist Fest organizers were forced to make a decision, and that decision was to move the day's festivities to Market Hotel... the very, very hot Market Hotel.

Bands on the bill for that first day were Blank Dogs, Psychedelic Horseshit, caUSE co-MOTION!, the Mayfair Set, Gary War, Little Girls, Kid Romance, Beachniks, and the Gutsies. What were the highlights?

As Bill pointed out, the Mayfair Set is "a collaboration with Blank Dogs (and Captured Tracks domo) Mike Sniper" and Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, who, as I just pointed out, is actually Kristin Gundred from Grand Ole Party. Live it was Kristin, Mike, JB from Crystal Stilts, Jeremy from Woods, and Jarvis Taveniere from Woods, Meneguar & other bands. For Mike and Kristin, it was the first of two bands they debuted at the fest over the weekend. On Saturday it was Dum Dum Girls. Both new bands were filled out by members of other bands (Dum Dum Girls had a Crystal Stilt and a Crocodile).

More pictures from Day One (minus the first three bands), below...

Woodsist

Woodsist

Woodsist

Woodsist

Crystal Stilts

Woodsist

Woodsist

Woodsist

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Little Girls

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

Gary War

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

The Mayfair Set

caUSE co-MOTION!

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Cause Co-motion

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Psychedelic Horseshit

Blank Dogs


Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs

Blank Dogs


hole in the stage
Woodsist

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

:: WOODSIST / CAPTURED TRACKS FESTIVAL - LIEUP & ORIGINAL SET TIMES

9:45pm : CRYSTAL STILTS
9:00pm :: Blank Dogs
8:15pm ::: Psychedelic Horseshit
7:30pm :::: caUSE co-MOTION!
6:45pm ::::: the Mayfair Set
6:15pm :::::: Gary War
5:45pm ::::::: Little Girls
5:15pm :::::::: Kid Romance
4:45pm ::::::::: Beachniks
4:15pm :::::::::: the Gutsies
Video and comments from Day Two (Dum Dum Girls mainly), HERE.

DAY TWO PICTURES HERE

---

---

      

Comments (22)

the other member of Mayfair Set was Jarvis Taveniere from Woods / Meneguar / Sheryls Magnetic Aura

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 12:48 PM

that was toasty but Market Hotel can get way hotter and stickier than that was.

fucking weather report!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 12:49 PM

really great photos! these are beautiful, really captures the place

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 12:52 PM

cause co motion and mayfair set and crystal stilts were my faves

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 12:54 PM

Jarvis was in Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice too

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:03 PM

Crystal Stilts has to be one of the most boring bands in 'the scene'

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:17 PM

1:17 PM no way crystal stilts were great!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:29 PM

Is that girl from Blank Dogs the one who used to (and possibly still does) work in Other Music?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 1:32 PM

This was a pretty good showcase...


...FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!

Posted by Triumph the Dog | July 6, 2009 2:37 PM

dunno why that chick was wearing a scarf and sunglasses .
it was extremely hot and dark in there

Posted by me | July 6, 2009 3:39 PM

a lot of incest going on between these bands. i feel like their origin stories could all be traced back to one issue of Cosmo documenting the rise of retro-roots music (or was that early 90s jangle pop?) fornicating w/the cool guy in the dorm w/ all the Velvets records on vinyl.

the sweating bald dude is a financial analyst of sorts, correct?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:05 PM

I feel the miscegenation is very inspiring.

Also Jarvis played with Blank Dogs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 4:16 PM

re: blank dogs girl

yea
same girl

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:15 PM

little girls is a terrible band name. terrible.

also is it just me or is there something totally romantic about everyone ever sharing the "got lost trying to find market hotel the first time i went...kept walking up and down the street, felt awkward." experience? just a door in a wall, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:24 PM

I have more of the hots for Frankie than for all of the current members of Vivian Girls combined.

Posted by male hipster | July 7, 2009 12:28 AM

So much self indulgence. Was there anybody at this show who was not in one of the bands performing or a member of the so called indie music press?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 2:13 AM

2:13, I was. And lots of others.

But funny you say that, it does seem like maybe 40% of the people there were in one of the bands playing (or another) or works at one of the record stores, or has a blog (ranging from this to PopJew) or was taking photos for the Voice or ... yeah, you know.

But isn't that how most (smallish) shows are?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 9:51 AM

awesome fest. there were hundreds of people there friday, at least a thousand on Saturday. if it sounds like only band members and scene kings were there, maybe that's just testament that this cas a really cool thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:14 AM

a thousand? I dont know about that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:45 AM

Yeah prolly not a thousand, more like 650/700, respectable turnout considering 4th of July

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 1:11 PM

so we're just making uninformed guesses now, and arguing with each other about which uninformed guess is right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 1:17 PM

700 sounds reasonable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 1:41 PM

Leave a Comment