Posted in music | pictures on October 19, 2009

words & photos by Sarahana

Dead Man's Bones

"The evening in DC started off on the same crazy note as it did in Philly. We arrived at the concert venue (this time a Synagogue) and had another unexpected Gos-sighting.

We were walking to get a place in line and my friend glanced through these two double doors and said, "Oh my God, there he is!!!" I backed up to peek in, and lo and behold, THERE HE WAS!!!!!! I squealed and ran away like I was about eight years old. Scratch that. My eight year old daughter wouldn't have even reacted like that big of a lunatic. Clearly, I need professional help.

We took our place in line (much closer to the front-thank goodness) and waited in the pouring down, freezing rain for the doors to open. It was painfully cold. By the time I got inside, my feet were so numb I thought there was a very good possibility that they might actually fall off.

Something funny happened as we waited. The security guard came out to tell us that there was only five more minutes and he said, "Ladies and gentle-oops, I guess I should just say ladies. Wow, there are sure are a lot of you ladies here tonight.""
[Daily Mish Mash]

That review is from DC, but the NY show also had a long line the around the corner despite the rain. You'd think it'd mostly be women, but the NYC event was actually popular with couples.

Instead of opening bands there was a bizarre talent show put together from an open call. It was hosted by a ghost, and featured, in order of appearance:

(1) a man who "made sounds"
(2) a twelve-piece, all-men a cappella group from NYU
(3) a woman who twisted her body into yoga tricks despite a hip replacement and a blade in her shoulder
(4) a theatrical duo of tricksters
(5) a highly impressive pair of "time travelers" that stomped and danced to the tragic songs they sang and played on their fiddles--they were really good! [and scantily dressed]
Then came Ryan Gosling and crew. The ghost host sang a song with Ryan and Zach before the full band came on. The NYC choir didn't pull through, so the kids came from Philly. At one point a girl from the choir "died" and they projected her afterlife thoughts on a handheld piece of fabric. She came back to life to sing "Bang Bang". Halloween theme was prevalent, and there were bags and bags of candy that the kids threw at the audience.

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Comments (8)

I got this album over the weekend and I really like it. I didn't go to this show because I gave this a real chance about a month ago and by the time I realized I was interested in it, it had already sold out.

Does anyone know if they'll be doing more touring? I certainly hope so.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2009 2:29 PM

So that's who they are. I keep on seeing this band advertised on BV, but I never heard of them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2009 2:36 PM

This was such a genuinely fun time, and the band clearly enjoyed themselves too. The kids were great, and the band was very encouraging of them. Also, the song the ghost played before their set was "Ramblin' Man" by Hank Williams. He had a great voice actually, once he dropped the ghost act.

Posted by joe | October 19, 2009 4:43 PM

great show!

Posted by jake | October 19, 2009 5:41 PM

totally awesome show. ryan gosling's voice is actually really, really good. 'name in stone' gave me chills.

also, spotted rufus wainwright in the audience.

Posted by cait | October 19, 2009 9:26 PM

(5) a highly impressive pair of "time travelers" that stomped and danced to the tragic songs they sang and played on their fiddles--they were really good! [and scantily dressed]

from the above photo they look like the fiddle players who perform under the bethesda terrace in central park.

Posted by jx | October 20, 2009 10:52 AM

We love Dead Man's Bones and recently reviewed them: http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2009/10/25/dead-mans-bones/

These pics are so amazing !! Wish we could have been there.

Posted by Fashionable Earth | October 25, 2009 11:47 AM

DJ Tameil is always listening for new sounds to bring to those who follow him.

Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 12:32 PM

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