Posted in music | pictures | tour dates | video on November 17, 2009

photos by Vincent Cornelli, words by Bill Pearis

The Cribs @ Bowery Ballroom
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The Cribs played two sold out nights at Bowery Ballroom last Thursday (11/12) and Friday (11/13) -- their first NYC shows with new band-member Johnny Marr. The Von Bondies opened both nights. Thursday the Cribs also played The Late Show with David Letterman, performing "We are the Same Skies" from their new album, Ignore the Ignorant. Video of that, along with the brand new official video for the same song with more pictures from the first night at Bowery Ballroom, below.

I was at the first of the two shows, and the Jarman brothers were in fine form. Maybe not as rowdy but there's been no signs of change with their increased popularity. I think Ryan Jarman was wearing the same clothes as the last time I saw them a year and a half ago. They are a down-to-Earth, no bullshit kind of group.

As for for their new addition, the Jarmans and Marr acted like it was no big deal that one of the greatest guitarists of the last 25 years was now in the group, but there was extra oomph on older tracks like "Hey Scenesters" and "Mirror Kissers," and you could definitely feel Marr's influence on the Smith-y current single "We Share the Same Skies" and Ignore the Ignorant's title track. Likewise, the crowd didn't seem to pay Marr's presence any mind -- maybe some of them didn't know who he was? -- as they were too busy going mental, at least near the stage. I'm a Cribs fan, but I do think this was the best I've seen them since they made the leap from smaller-sized clubs.

Meanwhile, The Cribs just announced dates for a North American tour in early 2010, including a January 16 stop at Irving Plaza. Adam Green & The Dead Trees open that show and most of the dates on the tour. Jemima Pearl then replaces him as opener for the last six dates. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Wednesdday at noon. All announced tour dates, plus those videos and pictures, below...

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The Cribs - "We Share the Same Skies" on Late Show w/ David Letterman

The Cribs - "We Share the Same Skies" official video

The Cribs - 2010 North American Tour Dates
Jan 13 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !
Jan 14 Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag !
Jan 15 Toronta, ONT - Phoenix Theatre !
Jan 16 New York, NY - Irving Plaza !
Jan 17 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club !
Jan 19 Washington, DC - 9.30 Club !
Jan 20 Atlanta, GA - The Earl !
Jan 22 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre !
Jan 23 Austin, TX - The Parish !
Jan 26 Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
Jan 27 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo 365 *
Jan 29 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
Jan 30 Seattle, WA - Showbox Theatre *
Jan 31 Vancouver, BC - The Venue *

! with Adam Green & The Dead Trees
* with Jemima Pearl

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Comments (19)

way to only take pics of marr. i've seen them before and i'm sure there was more going on the stage than that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 2:22 PM

I think there are enough pics of the other members to get a good sense of how the show went. Let's be honest too, if you're talking newsworthy, the addition of Johnny Marr is the point that stands out the most to readers. Either way, no need to nitpick.

Posted by Ben L | November 17, 2009 2:31 PM

with all due respect to the cribs (who i've seen several times before and really do like), the von bondies put them to shame. absolutely amazing opening set. their sound was full and perfect. i might be alone on this, but i preferred the cribs w/o marr. the songs sound cluttered now, not sure they're really listening much to what the other is playing either. and the singing was atrocious.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:04 PM

kind of sad that there really are that many pics of marr instead of the other bandmates.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:09 PM

Im sick of these bands, where the good old days?

Posted by Black kitchen cabinets | November 17, 2009 3:11 PM

well said 3:11

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:31 PM

In other news, chuck berry is now playing guitar with the Jonas bros. Sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 3:50 PM

ohhh tight. cant wait for that irving show! wo0t!
yeah and these pics are only from one night, drag

Posted by Will | November 17, 2009 4:32 PM

hey poop faces. first of all - he's the fucking draw to the show. and mind you, he's the only one on stage that's exciting to watch and with talent.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 4:51 PM

I only went for johnny

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 6:46 PM

Says here that Johnny Marr would accept an offer of $1000 to reform The Smiths. Might be a joke Q&A, but it's certainly interesting.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/would-johnny-marr-reform-the-smiths-for-1000-226824

Posted by Hannah H | November 17, 2009 6:48 PM

Johnny MEHar

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 10:57 AM

Anonymous 10:57.

you are a cunt fucktard with no taste in music, I'm sure you're ugly as fuck and get no attention. You meaningless fucking bastard of human waste.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 1:42 PM

ADAM GREEN is the man

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 6:54 PM

ADAM GREEN is the man

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 6:54 PM

is the main picture elliott smith?http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/cribs/bowery/21.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 12:13 AM

that can't be elliot smith

Posted by fiberglass entry doors | January 1, 2010 10:53 PM

I was there, great band!

Posted by steve | September 22, 2010 7:36 PM

In other news, chuck berry is now playing guitar with the Jonas bros. Sweet!

Posted by Arnold | November 3, 2012 5:15 AM

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