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Despite rumors that The Smith Westerns were kicked out of Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night for peeing in garbage cans, I heard that it was actually due to the band's insistence on repeatedly getting caught drinking despite their under-21 ages. Not only were they asked to stop consuming alcohol by venue staff multiple times, but they even started drinking Jagermeister straight from a bottle on stage, and were stealing beer from other bands' dressing rooms. Finally, when they were asked to leave, they started breaking bottles in their own dressing room.

The show, one of seven the Chicago band had scheduled during CMJ, was the Kemado & Mexican Summer CMJ showcase. Young Prisms, Farmer Dave Scher, Real Estate, and The Amazing were also on the bill.

"Moseying on over to Music Hall of Williamsburg, for the Mexican Summer/Kemado party, we strutted in just in time to hear someone say into a mike, "Hey, we're the Smith Westerns. We're from Shit-cago." Classy! Honestly, we're pretty sure this band's median age is exactly nine years old. But guess what? We loved 'em! They play sugary-sweet, fuzzed-out garage pop that's so solid, it sounds like their mamas must've pumped Velvet Underground into their cribs. Exactly nine years ago. Let's hope The Smith Westerns can handle the impending fame and not have a VH1 Behind the Music chronicling their demise at 24 years old. [Time Out]
Earlier that day the Smith Westerns played a set at the BrooklynVegan/Bowery Presents show at Pianos. Later that night they played the Pitchfork show at Market Hotel. Both without incident.

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Comments (34)

PUNX

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 7:48 PM

who else is on the bowery presents banned list

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 8:05 PM

that is what i call punk rock.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 8:18 PM

CITY OF BIG SHOULDERS REPRESENT

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 8:22 PM

great name

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 8:50 PM

take my word these little bitches will be beat to a pulp if they still beer at any club in la

Posted by lahipster | October 27, 2009 9:50 PM

Dumb ass kids....use a fuckin red cup! Or just fuckin drink hard liquor!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 10:10 PM

privileged white kids being brats. very punk indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 10:11 PM

ROCK

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 10:24 PM

UP THE PUNX

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 10:39 PM

"take my word these little bitches will be beat to a pulp if they still beer at any club in la"

ok, we'll take your word. thanks for the info, so so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 10:54 PM

haha who listens to this garbage?

hahahah

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:06 PM

spoiled white pussies who play shit music. that's great they got kicked out. they should have also got their asses kicked.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:14 PM

those of you making white comments are pathetic. exactly who do you think created punk? blacks and hispanics?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:27 PM

their music sounds like an imitation of the Black Lips..apparently the antics too

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:35 PM

OMG SO PUNK
Sad thing is hipsters will love them for their antics because they are equally as lame and WHITE. WHIIIIIIIIIIITTTTEEEEEEEE

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:42 PM

of course hispanics made punk, you could tell the ramones were by the haircuts

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:43 PM

Funny,kicked out of Williamsburg.

Posted by valves manufacturer | October 27, 2009 11:47 PM

Los Ramones son buenos

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:47 PM

haha, these kids rule. best reason to get kicked out. PARTYING TOO HARD.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 3:14 AM

these guys play pretty good power pop but are dumb pricks but that's how powerpop used to be right

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 4:31 AM

north6 wouldn't have kicked 'em out

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 5:48 AM

They are kids doing what kids do and doing it for the kids to steal the old Creation Records mantra. I salute them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 7:07 AM

sMEHth western

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 8:16 AM

Underage kids drinking Jager? Well now I've seen everything.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 9:57 AM

This band sucks. They were terrible at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:03 AM

kicked out of MHOW, you think that i cared?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:29 AM

thanks for posting a song so i could judge these guys not just by they're douchey behavior but also by the fact that their music, while not bad, is totally PUSSY. also, are they really from chicago? why's this kid singing with a pretentiously phony faux british accent

pass

Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:50 AM

Shitty T-Rex wannabe song.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 10:51 AM

acted like some children...

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2009 1:33 PM

Bowery Presents stole my fake ID, so I feel really fine with anyone stealing their beer.

Posted by Chef Bald | October 29, 2009 1:58 PM

There were terrible at the show because they were being treated like shit and the audience sucked. Should've checked em at Market.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2009 2:20 PM

They are singers, they should be role models! Well, if they are insisting doing this thing, drinking as minors, then maybe it's just right that they get caught. They may influence young people, which is not good.

Posted by types of boilers | April 29, 2010 12:47 PM

They are singers, they should be role models! Well, if they are insisting doing this thing, drinking as minors, then maybe it's just right that they get caught. They may influence young people, which is not good.

Posted by types of boilers | April 29, 2010 12:48 PM

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