Posted in music | pictures on November 27, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin, words by Bill Pearis

Amy Linton
Henry's Dress

Frankie Rose
Frankie Rose

Influential indie label Slumberland Records turned 20 in 2009 and celebrated this landmark with two big birthday shows -- one in Washington DC (where it got its start) and one in Brooklyn (where much of Slumberland's current roster reside). The Bell House show was a cardigan-clad indie marathon, with a nice mix of Slumberland bands (and fans) old and new. It really did feel like a party. There were favors for the guests (a Slumberland rarities compilation CD) and even a few surprises. Slumberland head honcho Mike Schulman joined Philadelphia's Brown Recluse on stage for some well-played tambourine, and Amy Linton, conspicuously absent from the listed proceedings, turned up for an unannounced, too-brief (and crazy loud) set of Henry's Dress and Aislers Set songs with help from Crystal Stilts. There might've even been a cake. With the label going strong, another 20 years doesn't seem entirely out of the question.

Videos (including the entire Henry's Dress/Aislers Set set), plus pictures of all the bands from the whole long, fun night are after the jump....

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Nord Express

Frankie Rose & The Outs

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Lorelei

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

The Ropers - "I Don't Mind"

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Ropers

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Amy Linton (Henry's Dress/Aislers Set) w/ Crystal Stilts (whole set!)

Henry's Dress (Amy Linton + Crystal Stilts)

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Henry's Dress

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

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Comments (18)

The pains of boring crystal frankie method anthole jamboree.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 12:45 PM

The pains of being pure at heart totally sucked. Worst set I've seen all year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 1:31 PM

Generally, half-hour long sets are more likely to suck than blow your socks off. I saw the pains of being pure at heart over the summer (with a regular set) and they were great.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 4:01 PM

Funny, I've seen pains three times now and this was easily my favorite set..

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 9:51 PM

pains were great, as were pants yell

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 9:51 AM

Pains were great

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 10:08 AM

crystal stilts were easily the best set

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 10:55 AM

No mention of Pains debuting a new song at this gig?
Its all over the web, google "Say No To Love".

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 12:45 PM

the henry's dress thing was like ten minutes and it was AMAZING

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:22 PM

maybe cause it sounds like all their other songs? most boring band at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 3:23 PM

Hollowbody guitars everywhere!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 4:25 PM

you toddlers don't even know henry's dress. you're too busy complaining about pains just like typical interneter wannabe indie losers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 8:28 PM

Pains are still relevant?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 12:23 AM

whose the chick w/ the huge cans in 'the outs'?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2009 12:59 AM

^^^
valid question.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 7:51 PM

^^^
^^^

invalid question.

it should be "who's" not "whose." oh, and it's sexist too... but really it's the shitty grammar that invalidates it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 10:11 PM


Pictures are lively....
b@free baby stuff

Posted by free baby stuff | February 26, 2010 6:09 AM

I bet Frankie Rose thought her ankle boots looked cool. Heh, she was so wrong.

Posted by Mr_Blackhead | September 20, 2010 4:07 PM

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