Posted in music | pictures on September 28, 2009

photos by Vincent Cornelli

Julian Plenti

"On Friday night we stopped in at the Guggenheim for the second in the museum's "It Came From Brooklyn" concert series [(the first featured The Walkmen)]. This time around, the main event was Paul Banks' solo project Julian Plenti, with a solid dose of comedic input from MC Eugene Mirman...

...Banks took to the stage around 10:30, with a band significantly larger than his usual four piece. In addition to Banks on guitar, there was an additional guitarist, bass, drums, and a three piece string section. The mix of instrumentation served to flesh out the sound, and moreover it served as a solid foundation for the atmospheric sound of Julian Plenti....

...One of the more interesting points of the evening was Banks' choice of covers. They included America's "Horse With No Name" and the Pixies B-Side "Into The White". [Hippies Are Dead]

Banks/Plenti's core band consisted of the unmistakable Damian Paris of The Giraffes (who played their own show one night later at The Studio) on guitar, Nick Stumpf of The French Kicks on drums, and Dmitry Ishenko of I'm In You on bass. I'm In You was also the opening band and is currently still on tour with Julian. Banks was also joined by Yuiko Kamakara on viola, Erica Dicker on violin, and The Great Yoed Nir on cello.

There were also readings by Hampton Fancher and Rivka Galchen before Julian played.

Due to Julian's 10:30 set time, there was actually time on Friday to see Passion Pit and Phoenix at Summerstage before Julian, and then Rorschach and Hellbastard at The Charleston afterwards. At least a few people did just that.

Julian Plenti plays two more NYC shows in November. Tickets are on sale.

More pictures from the Guggenheim (where Kandinsky works are now on display), and Julian Plenti's setlist, below...

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

It Came From Brooklyn - Guggenheim Museum

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

Rivka Galchen

I'm In You

I'm In You

Hampton Fancher

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

I'm In You

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

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Julian Plenti

Julian Plenti

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Julian Plenti @ The Guggenheim - written setlist
Fly As You Might
Unwind
Girl on the Sporting News
Fun That We Have
Horse With No Name
H
Madrid
On the Esplanade
Only if You Run
Into the White

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Comments (18)

setting is beautiful but the sound was not good unless you were up in front. really dissappointing actually. looking forward to seeing him in a proper venue in november.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 1:55 PM

hey baby..you can comment on my blog any day of the week!

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/iminyou/guggenheim/41.jpg

Posted by musicsnobbery | September 28, 2009 2:06 PM

agreed. the sound was a bit rough around the edges...you wouldnt think so in the scope of such a smoothed out cylindrical building. but a great time, all the same. was fun.

Posted by vinny | September 28, 2009 2:07 PM

this looks RAWKING!!!! for a bunch of statues....

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 2:36 PM

looks fuckin miserable

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | September 28, 2009 2:52 PM

Could the fatty on guitar with the gay porn stache possibly dress up a little more then an 80's metal t-shirt? have some class ffs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 3:12 PM

the back up band just a bunch of big name. not in a same class as Paul.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 3:28 PM

the back up band just a bunch of big name. not in a same class as Paul.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 3:28 PM

is it me or is paul banks really unattractive? how did this guy ever become known as some sort of sex symbol? yuck!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 3:32 PM

hmmm paul is kinda odd lookin without his long hair...

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 3:49 PM

it's not just you, never really found him attractive either

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 3:52 PM

really?? I've always found him quite handsome.

Posted by musicsnobbery | September 28, 2009 3:57 PM

"Could the fatty on guitar with the gay porn stache possibly dress up a little more then an 80's metal t-shirt? have some class ffs."

That's Damien Giraffes...hahahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 4:51 PM

The haircut does not seem very flattering.
But he is one handsome fellow usually.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 6:45 PM

"Could the fatty on guitar with the gay porn stache possibly dress up a little more then an 80's metal t-shirt? have some class ffs."

I think it's meant to be ironic, at least partially - it's from the 'Skyscraper' tour, and the name of the Julian Plenti album is '...Is Skyscraper'.


And who was that girl in black & white, sitting in the photo pit for the entire Julian Plenti show, drunk?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 1:09 AM

nice post!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 11:38 AM

agreed. the sound was a bit rough around the edges...you wouldnt think so in the scope of such a smoothed out cylindrical building. but a great time, all the same. was fun.

Posted by شعر غزل | November 3, 2009 9:53 AM

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