Posted in dance | music | pictures on August 17, 2009

photos by Sara Skolnick

"I saw Hercules and Love Affair this weekend who now have Mark Pistel in the band (founding member of Consolidated) which made me remember about Meat Beat Manifesto and seeing them play live. Fucking great show. They had these dancers with mini crutches, one of whom hit my friend Angy in the head while dancing feverishly on stage. Good times." - waxy yellow buildup

Hercules and Love Affair
Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules & Love Affair played two NYC shows over the weekend. Friday night it was at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. Saturday was over the river in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

As Andy Butler somewhat explained to The Voice, guest vocalists like Antony (who is on the album) and Nomi (who has been a prominent vocalist in the band's live shows) are not permanent members of the band which will continue to change over time. Nomi was not present at the shows where, at Music Hall at least, they played mostly songs from their 2008 self-titled album, and some new stuff too. Jason Kendig opened.

In related news, Andy Butler will be DJing at the upcoming Electric Zoo Festival on Randall's Island, and "Antony and the Johnsons [releasaed] the "Aeon"/"Crazy in Love" double A-side single in the US on August 4th on CD and 7" through Secretly Canadian and on August 3rd in Europe and UK on 7" through Rough Trade."

More pictures from the Brooklyn H&LA show below...

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig


Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Jason Kendig

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair

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Comments (12)

wtf

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 1:41 PM

Fucking great show...Haven't heard a crowd go that nuts at a gig in a long time. New line up sounded phenomenal. Come back soon.

Posted by Sean | August 17, 2009 1:53 PM

I was at this show. It was fucking amazing. I actually prefer to call it an "experience" rather than a show.

Posted by GG | August 17, 2009 2:15 PM

this show was fucking EXCELLENT
all the new stuff sounded like the best disco jams i've never heard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 2:33 PM

fierce

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 2:34 PM

Most genuine fun i've had at a NYC show ever i think.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 2:34 PM

What was the cocaine situation like? Back for their first show at Studio B, it was a freaking line party in the bathrooms.

A brother could get down.

Posted by Carl Weathers | August 17, 2009 2:48 PM

you belong, yes you belong

Posted by spongekill | August 17, 2009 3:07 PM

This show was bananas. So damn good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 3:36 PM

I'm Rick James Bitch! Cocaine is a helluva drug...

Posted by blackhat | August 17, 2009 4:37 PM

@ carl weathers: a bunch of peeps to my right were enjoying the nose candy right there on the dance floor.

Posted by canon | August 18, 2009 9:32 AM

Setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 7:22 PM

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