Posted in comedy | music | pictures on August 16, 2009

photos by Kurt Christensen

Guggenheim

"[Friday] night, The Walkmen headlined It Came from Brooklyn, [The Guggenheim's first] concert series [which highlights artists from Brooklyn and happens to coincide with the museum's] 50th Anniversary. The band were sleek in dress and voracious in music. As they rattled off numerous tracks off their 2008 release, "You & Me", they also were accompanied by a section of trumpets and trombones. The Walkmen's songs, some straightforward and mellow and some more palpitating and post-punk, filled the rotunda beautifully without so much as a word or a chord being lost. In fact the venue of the night seemed to enhance the whole performance; the grandiosity of the Guggenheim could pose an air of overwhelmingness, but instead the performance felt wholly intimate..." [Gothamist]
High Places, the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band, novelist Colson Whitehead, and comedian Leo Allen were also on the museum bill. For the Walkmen it was the first of two NYC shows this weekend; the second was on Sunday in Central Park (pics coming soon). For the Guggenheim it was the first of this new series. The next will feature a performance by Interpol front-man Paul Banks aka Julian Plenti. More pictures from Friday below...

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Comments (24)

anyone know what the guggenheim's 50th anniversary has to do with the borough of brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2009 11:45 PM

I don't think it has anything to do with it. The quote is misleading. I'm going to edit it a bit. thanks.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 16, 2009 11:52 PM

walkmen setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 12:56 AM

Was Leo Allen funny? I sort-of hate that guy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 2:37 AM

Saw walkmen at Central Park. They played four new songs that will be on the next album one which I guess was called Stary Night..would be interested seeing what they played at the Guggenheim. Some other highlights of Central Park were Canadian Girl (With horns), Tiny Postcards, On The Water and In the New Year!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 7:35 AM

How long did Walkmen play for?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 8:10 AM

What were the acoustics like? I've been in there, but have no idea what an amplified band would sound like.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 9:13 AM

Wait was this the show where you had to pay like $40 for one ticket?

P.S. What time did the Walkmen go on yesterday at central Park??? when I got there around 4:30, they were already playing!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 9:24 AM

Walkem Played from 415-515.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 9:32 AM

The acoustics were pretty good. Obviously, hte place wasn't designed for music, but once they got everything right, the Walkmen sounded very good. The sound wasn't quite right for High Places, so it sounded kind of muddy.
The marching band sounded great, with the brass circling the crowd, it was like real life surround sound.
I think the Walkmen played from around 10:45 to 11:45

Posted by Kurt C. | August 17, 2009 9:38 AM

Did they play Four Provinces at Guggenheim? I never seem to catch that song live...Wasn't played at Central Park or back at Brooklyn Masonic!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 9:52 AM

Not the biggest fan of Hamilton's new haircut

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 9:52 AM

Is it not hipster enough for you 9:52? Maybe if he had a euro mullet...

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 10:03 AM

Man, the over-stylized photos of the event really make me wish I was there, in-fact, every posting is sort of like that, looks so 'hip'!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 10:59 PM

Over-stylized? really?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 12:08 PM

i hope its ironic then it'll be comedy.

Posted by flyingtripping83 | August 20, 2009 3:04 PM

wow! Awesome !!Obviously, hte place wasn't designed for music, but once they got everything right, the Walkmen sounded very good. The sound wasn't quite right for High Places, so it sounded kind of muddy.

Posted by Colon Cleanse | August 21, 2009 4:50 PM

brooklyn steppers marching band the greatest....wanna be apart of it...join...i bet ur going to have a wonderful time with us...=)

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:25 PM

brooklyn steppers marching band the greatest....wanna be apart of it...join...i bet ur going to have a wonderful time with us...=)

Posted by صورتامرحسني | November 3, 2009 9:45 AM

brooklyn steppers marching band the greatest....wanna be apart of it...join...i bet ur going to have a wonderful time with us...=)

Posted by توبيكات حزينه | November 3, 2009 9:48 AM

wow! Awesome !!Obviously, hte place wasn't designed for music, but once they got everything right, the Walkmen sounded very good. The sound wasn't quite right for High Places, so it sounded kind of muddy.

Posted by صورمضحكة | November 3, 2009 9:51 AM

very good topic

Posted by erotik shop | November 13, 2009 4:22 AM

A great post.Thanks

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