Posted in music | pictures on August 28, 2009

photos by Oren Loloi

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Cymbals Eat Guitars

"It's hard to believe online indie record store Insound has been around for ten years. Actually it's just hard to believe 1999 was a decade ago, but the calendar says it's so. Insound is also based out of NYC, so we're lucky enough to be invited to their 10 year birthday party at Brooklyn Bowl featuring a hard-to-pass-up line-up of local talent: Cymbals Eat Guitars, These Are Powers, The Drums, Real Estate and at least one band yet-to-be-announced (sort of)." [Bill Pearis @ BrooklynVegan.com]
As the "sort of" part of our preview from yesterday pointed out, Suckers were the fifth (actually third) band on last night's bill at Brooklyn Bowl (8/27).

Brooklyn Bowl is a great place to hang out, bowl, and especially see a show (and I guess eat).

I missed Real Estate who went on at 7:30, but I got there in time to see an energetic (maybe too energetic) set by The Drums whose music I've listened to so much lately I realized at the show I could sing along with almost every song they played.

Suckers, who went on next, have that one good song, and they played it last (I wasn't too into them).

These Are Powers came on around 11:00, and I was nervous that the bowling crowd would all start fleeing from the venue as the music segued from the danceable, radio hits that the DJ was playing to TAP's brand of, um, well...

"A trip to These Are Powers' Last.fm page will tell you that they're commonly referred to as noise rock, experimental, art rock, and their own made up genre, ghost punk (among other already poorly-defined terms). I'm not sure about you, but a couple of those don't exactly measure up to the uncomfortable force these three Brooklyn-Chicago interminglers gravitate around. In reading some of the other press about this alienated trio, I have yet to find anything that accurately describes precisely what they do" [Aural States]
One friend at the show told me she thought These Are Powers, or maybe more specifically Anna Barie, was a mix of Rihanna and M.I.A. It was one of two TAP/MIA comparisons I heard that night... And nobody ran, though a bunch did leave before Cymbals Eat Guitars took the stage, probably because it was approaching midnight on a school night (or because they ran to see Surfer Blood play at Bruar Falls)...

...which is unfortunate because Cymbals Eat Guitars justified their spot as headliner of the night. They were so good. Catch them on tour with Pains of Being Pure At Heart. And then I went home. More pictures from the whole night below....

This picture must have been taken early because it definitely filled up...

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Drums

Suckers

Suckers

Suckers

Suckers

Suckers

Suckers

Suckers

Suckers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

Cymbals Eat Guitars


Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars

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Comments (61)

Posted by Tom | August 28, 2009 5:23 PM

His face sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 5:39 PM

I don't think I could have not gone to this show any harder.

Posted by Señor | August 28, 2009 5:44 PM

MEHscha Farton was there!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 5:48 PM

"I don't think I could have not gone to this show any harder."

ditto

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 6:05 PM

that last picture of anna barie is wonderful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 6:44 PM

Awesome job, Oren! Nice to meet you :)

Posted by Lori | August 28, 2009 7:01 PM

cymbals were great - as was suckerS!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 7:03 PM

inmehsound

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 7:33 PM

Karen O wishes she was Anna Barie.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 9:15 PM

Brooklyn Vegan doesn't care about DJ AM.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 9:46 PM

ROCK N' ROLL SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!

Mehanata's Ice Room $7

The Brooklyn What- born and raised punk/soul/rock n' roll for a new generation
Escarioka- wild South American ska/gypsy/funk frenetic fusion
Zebu!- massachusetts noise duo, totally insane, unique, could be brilliant?

8 PM

be there to see the best bands you've never seen in your goddamn life!

Posted by JF | August 29, 2009 4:05 AM

The Drums weren't playing any of their instruments.

Posted by Joey the Florist | August 29, 2009 7:04 AM

the drums couldn't suck any harder. play your instruments. get a bassist, some keys. quit using electronic handclaps and tambourines and pretend you're playing it. it's really bad when the drummer's not drumming and the beat is still going. whatever, it doesn't matter, the music is horrid. it's like listening and watching a poor child die: utterly painful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 10:54 AM

Real Estate is by far the best band on this bill on they played first - typical Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 11:50 AM

10:54

drums were good. sorry they didn't have "chops" or "really rock, man."

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 1:38 PM

1:38

drums were good, kind of like the way MGMT and Girl Talk are good, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2009 5:50 PM

"it's like listening and watching a poor child die"

holy shit. that's a new one.

that is a very unflattering pic of CEG dude to lead with. despite his praise, i think BV is pulling some Drudge style snarky subversion. ;)

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 12:23 AM

"Real Estate is by far the best band on this bill on they played first - typical Brooklyn."

Basically, whoever has the biggest PR company/the most managers wins. The Underwater Peoples showcase, for instance, was packed to the brim with *actual* local bands, and sincere kids who aren't transplant 20-somethings buying their way to the top. It didn't get coverage for shit afterwards, despite being pretty well attended.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2009 12:28 AM

cymbals eat guitars? THAT SINGER IS A TOTAL TOOL. Frontman? Hell no? Not even "front boy"
Sincere? Not even trying. No soul. No heart. He lacks any emotion. All he wants to do is hide his vocals behind his bedroom mirror guitar shredding. What the hell is he saying in between songs? He mumbles about tuning or sweating or something. PEOPLE PAY TO SEE YOU PERFORM TOOL BAG. Your performance is lacking in the IT factor that take bands to the next level. That make people fall in love and swear that they'll love you forever. Your music doesnt do that. You are flavor of the month for indies. We all like something new. So thanks for the shows, but we've seen enough.
You will never get there buddy, so go back home to staten island already.Im so tired of reading these posts that I finally had to write about this crap-o band and the most un-talented adolescent singer I've ever seen in my life.

Posted by anonyapus | September 7, 2009 10:49 PM

In response to anonyapus, glad you got that off your chest.

Hopefully now the band will cancel the rest of their US tour with Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and their UK dates with The Flaming Lips (who hand-picked them as support) and that awesome festival they're playing in Germany with Wilco.

Like he said, we've all seen enough. Just give it up guys and go the fuck home to Staten Island.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2009 1:01 AM


thanks you!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 11:42 AM

all I can say is ...FINALLY...anonyapus I fully agree with you.Cymbals Eat Guitars CANNOT sing. Go see them live and you will realise that the singer is nothing but a joke. This is coming from a person who HAS seen them live.

Posted by lofi | October 28, 2009 2:14 PM

I'd rather listen to rap than cymbals eat guitars live. P.S. I absolutely hate rap music

Posted by CEGsucks | November 10, 2009 5:34 PM

I have no problems with CEG, they're not the best, but they're fun.

Posted by BrianS | November 13, 2009 11:05 AM

one of the records of the year. Fuck you hater/

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2009 11:11 AM

Yes indeed, one of the best records of '92

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2009 11:15 AM

LOL, that first picture is a little scary. It looks like the show was a lot of fun, though.

Posted by one slot toaster | November 26, 2009 4:02 AM

Your performance is lacking in the IT factor that take bands to the next level. That make people fall in love and swear that they'll love you forever. Your music doesnt do that.

Posted by allergy asthma | December 3, 2009 8:50 PM

I heard the same about TAP/MIA on more than one occasion but don't know if I necessarily agree... not to say TAP is bad or anything, just don't see a strong comparison... well "hear", I have never actually seen them...

Cool pics..

Posted by Keith @ phpBay Pro | December 17, 2009 4:35 PM

the electronic guitars is my favorite. thanks for these cool images.

Posted by beautytips | December 25, 2009 10:20 AM

These are some very nice images. I do like the electric guitar and am a bass player myself in a band. These are very inspiring and I hope I go far :D

Posted by Dreamweaver Books | December 25, 2009 2:28 PM

great pics thanks one is my background now looked fun!!!

Posted by Plush Baby Blankets | December 26, 2009 5:14 PM

thanks for this i love it thank for the picvs u r so kind ilu

Posted by 2010 Ringtones | January 1, 2010 8:35 PM

absolutely stunning, must have electrified the hole arena. :)

Posted by Watch Movies Online | January 13, 2010 5:38 AM

Brookly bowls LLC, Always Cleberating their anniversary with Rockers DJ team,This time new group rocking :)

Michael

Posted by Arabic Insurance | January 18, 2010 9:46 PM

This gig looks awesom hope to see something like it when I come over to visit.

Posted by Campervan Hire Australia | January 18, 2010 9:50 PM

I'm not sure about you, but a couple of those don't exactly measure up to the uncomfortable force these three Brooklyn-Chicago interminglers gravitate around

Posted by HDMI Cable | January 19, 2010 7:16 AM

These pictures are a little scary. It looks like the show was a lot of fun, though. like more.. thanks for sharing.
Rose

Posted by replacement car parts | January 20, 2010 5:20 AM

It is really an asset for the internet world.

Posted by Love Lyrics | February 19, 2010 1:33 PM

This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.

Posted by insanity workout | February 24, 2010 9:23 PM

Nice clear pictures,I love there music very much am glad to be a follower of this blog,keep it hot :)

Posted by Master Plumbers Adelaide | February 26, 2010 3:39 PM

I've honestly never heard of these guys, but I do know that indie bands tend to sound better than pop. Future steel buildings

Posted by future steel buildings | March 5, 2010 10:49 AM

drums were good. sorry they didn't have "chops" or "really rock, man."!

Posted by Texas | March 20, 2010 8:49 AM

Hey
These pictures are great!

Posted by Carpool | May 4, 2010 3:19 PM

Cymbals eat guitars are better than any of you will ever be.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:45 PM

lots of pictures omg :)

Posted by come truccare gli occhi | February 9, 2011 2:38 PM

LOL lots of pictures, there are really good ones, showing the expressions and energy. Thanks for sharing!!

Posted by Carpet Cleaning Tampa | February 23, 2011 11:23 AM

Beautiful pictures, I wish I were there!

Posted by Meratol Kaufen - Deutschland | May 7, 2011 8:52 AM

We all like something new. So thanks for the shows, but we've seen enough.
That make people fall in love and swear that they'll love you forever.

Posted by gyro bowl kid | May 23, 2011 5:18 AM

Hello,

I play even passionately gladly guitar. As a woman I find male guitar player rather attractive.

The men in the photos look correctly good and the photographer understand his handicraft.

Greeting from Betty

Posted by Betty | June 22, 2011 11:48 AM

play guitar for about threee weeks and i´m feeling good with that. hope i learning faster an faster and can play how the pro´s.

Posted by Stephan | July 30, 2011 10:53 AM

Kiss me, you fool!

Posted by Stephan | July 30, 2011 11:26 AM

Great photos. Nevere heard of them, but these photos make me look them up

Posted by Masini | August 25, 2011 6:50 AM

The Drums are the perfect band to accompany a colonoscopy

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2011 9:41 AM

The photos speak for themselves. The amount of emotions, the drive... I wish there were photos of people who were listening to it.

Posted by Android development | October 28, 2011 1:52 AM

good information

Posted by hina khan | May 1, 2012 7:45 AM

Really exciting. Wish i were here. drums very good

Posted by Garcinia Cambogia Kapseln | June 14, 2013 12:50 PM

Nice Photos. Thanks u for the share. The photos speak for themselves

Posted by Green Coffee Funziona | June 14, 2013 1:02 PM

All the show looks fantastic. Emotional photos, ecxiting times. I wish i were at this event....

Posted by Acheter Phen375 | June 18, 2013 11:01 AM

Thank you for sharing

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