Posted in music | pictures on August 10, 2009

photos by Leia Jospe

Akron Family

"We arrived at Other Music at 6.25pm only to be greeted by a queue of NYC hipsters that extended round the corner of the block. It was doors 7pm and space was minimal in the tiny record store. We were worried that we wouldn't get in. After all, we came all the way from Ireland.

Happily, eveyone who queued were somehow squeezed into the tiny venue and Akron/Family proceeded with an incredible hour and a half long set, almost as good as when I saw them in Glasgow (almost becuase they didn't play Ed Is A Portal this time round)." [modest mango]

More pictures from Sunday's Akron/Family show in a record store, below...

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One day earlier, members of Akron/Family were involved in a performance involving 200 guitars.

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Comments (9)

I saw them at APW, snapped a few photos from the pit (Chris from BV was one of the few photographers there), and really don't get it/them.
Nice photos :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 12:34 PM

They used to be good but the most talented person in the band left quite a while back to join a commune or something. Surprised anyone gives a fuck and would actually line up for this, but that's NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 12:42 PM

what's up..girl in the purple shirt.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 12:54 PM

They used to be good but the most talented person in the band left quite a while back to join a commune or something. Surprised anyone gives a fuck and would actually line up for this, but that's NYC!

I disagree. I was worried when Ryan left but the new record is amazing.

Posted by TWB | August 10, 2009 1:24 PM

12:42 is an idiot. the person who left the band was the least talented member of the band and the last to enter. the band basically taught him how to play. take a listen to seth olinsky's 3-disc genre marathon "best of seth." you also might have seen him conducting a section of rhys chatham's 200 guitar orchestra on saturday. not to mention his guitar influence is all over awkward indie darling dave longstreth's recent foray into sprawling psychedelic guitar blasts and west african noodlings. do your homework.

Posted by assface | August 10, 2009 2:21 PM

i'm surprised Leia didn't push up to the front.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 2:26 PM

The girl in the purple tanktop could get it if she wanted it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 3:23 PM

nice pics. cool show. respectful crowd. not douchey at all. but god, did you get a whiff when they turned off the fans during the acapella song? yikes!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 4:59 PM

Definitely a toned down show for them (I think that was kinda the intention). But it was a great opportunity to see them in such an intimate setting, despite the lack of horns/epic-ness. Had the pleasure to speak with them all after the show which is usually something I feel would bother a band, but they were really outgoing and eager to talk to the fans! Awesome job, guys!

-The guy in the blue hat

Posted by @Willbah | August 10, 2009 7:31 PM

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