Posted in music | tour dates on September 22, 2009

"fanfarlo was amazing last night. the experience left me inspired to be happy!" - Christy Gurga

Fanfarlo @ Bowery Ballroom in NYC - Sept 21, 2009 (awakinglim)
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"Given the mere nine or so songs they played [at Chop Suey in Seattle on September 14th], jet-lagged or no, an encore was definitely in the offing. Nobody was leaving and everyone was clapping and expecting something. Promptly arriving back on stage, plastic tubes were handed out to the crowd to twirl above their heads, an opportunity for the audience to whimsically provide the high-pitched background hum for "Ghosts." It worked out better than I could have imagined (though the taller members of the crowd were probably not all that endeared by a constant threat to their head from all sides). After some mulling over requests, "Fire Escape" was decided as the second song of the encore.

Even after the house music came up, earnest chants of "One More Song! One More Song!" rung out until the band came back for a second encore. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw something like that with a new band like this."
[Sound on the Sound]

Fanfarlo kicked off their US tour in Seattle last week and are now in the midst of a two-night NYC run. If you missed them last night at Bowery Ballroom (9/21), you have another chance tonight (9/22) at The Bell House in Brooklyn (tickets are still available). Wildbirds and Peacedrums opened last night, and they do again tonight. Jonsi and Alex won't be there again tonight though.

If you miss both, or even if you saw both, it won't be long before there's another chance to catch the London-based band in NYC. Fanfarlo are coming back for CMJ, and you'll have at least two chances to see them then. On October 21st they'll be at Bowery Ballroom again. That time it's with Midnight Juggernauts, The Postelles, TigerCity, Findlay Brown, and Freelance Whales (tickets). On Tuesday, October 20th (one night before Bowery), you can catch them at the official BrooklynVegan CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Full lineup for that one to be announced shortly (and tickets will be on sale soon).

A video from the above-reviewed Seattle show, below...

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Comments (20)

ok but how were alex & jonsi???

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:27 PM

they didn't play

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:31 PM

They djayed though?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:36 PM

alex and jonsi were horrible DJs. baad. i preferred fanfarlo at fat baby. i like them and their more whimsical beginnings. still enjoyable though.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 12:44 PM

ok...but what did they play. i thought they said the DJing was kind of a joke??

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:13 PM

Speech Debelle and Sean Bones at Glasslands on October 20th for CMJ.

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

they played Monster Mash

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 1:30 PM

DAMN . now i have the monster mash song stuck in my head.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:25 PM

is bv gonna have a free day show like last year???

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 3:41 PM

Hasn't this been done to death already? I wonder what it feels like to be a blatant rip off of a band that blatantly ripped off classical European music to make it appear more appealing to hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:18 PM

Don't knock it till you try it. Fanfarlo last night was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 5:26 PM

thanxxx anon 1:30

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2009 8:39 PM

I just saw fanfarlo at bell house.... weak. They sounded like a Park Slope soundtrack.

Wildbirds and Peacedrums blew them out of the water in my opinion. This duo is truly inspiring, powerful, vulnerable, progressive... LOVED IT!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 12:55 AM

Fanfarlo is soo weak. To wholesome. Wildbirds and Peacedrums put them to shame.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 11:10 AM

I can't believe BV is pimping this crap at his CMJ showcase.
Loosing cred. Antlers = Amazing
Fanfarlo = Boring

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 11:13 AM

Dig that... Antlers are the shit.
Fanfarlo sounds like shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2009 12:09 PM

good url!

Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 11:29 AM

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Posted by lv sale | October 18, 2009 9:08 AM

soundviews zine. it was an awesome time in nyc...no one cared, bands just thrashed away...most of it was shit

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