Posted in comedy | music | pictures on November 2, 2009

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Yeasayer

"[Friday] night the Guggenheim hosted another event for their It Came From Brooklyn series, which brings talented Brooklynites all the way to the Upper East Side. The evening was hosted by Max Silvestri, and featured a (bit too maudlin) reading from Rachel Sherman, and live sets from Tanlines and Yeasayer. A 3-D light show was also advertised, but as the evening went on we were told the glasses were merely for "enhancement" purposes.

The $45 ticket price is a bit high, but those in attendance were also able to check out the Kandinsky retrospective while there... just so long as they didn't have their 3-D enhancement glasses on. The guards were unusually strict about this.

There was a bar set up, with a ticket system in place (one wine was 3 tickets, aka $6); and the museum served as a gorgeous venue, with plenty of great sightlines. Frank Lloyd Wright, however, didn't design it to be acoustically perfect for future indie bands -- leaving Yeasayer sounding more like Mehsayer (sorry). That said, we sort of prefer these museum rock shows over the status quo -- so we hope there are many more to come!" [Gothamist]

Yeasayer's new and free single is out now. More pictures from the Guggenheim below...

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

It Came From Brooklyn: Live at the Guggenheim

Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Tanlines

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman

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Comments (7)

Guggenheim MEHseum

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 10:07 AM

it doesn't take bad acoustics for yeasayer to sound horrible. $45 for a show? $8 for a single record that we can download for free? and who the fuck is tanlines?

Posted by Anonymehous | November 2, 2009 3:01 PM

There were a lot more pictures i saw the brooklyn vegan guy taking to the people in the front row, and i'm upset they didn't put them up. Hopefully they will put the rest up.

Posted by e. | November 2, 2009 4:27 PM

very good topic

Posted by erotik shop | November 13, 2009 4:09 AM

"Tanlines" from Brooklyn was the worst "live music" performance I've ever seen. Actually, the worst live performance of any kind.

Who decided this was worthy of being on a stage in front of people? And, if you're on stage, why not at least try to do something interesting or moderately creative?

Every song was basically just a prerecorded drum machine track with a short, idiotic melody that just repeated over and over.

Really, really pathetic. Just awful to the point of being embarrassing.

Posted by solid rocker | January 10, 2010 11:28 PM

11:28... the hilarious thing is that I bet you LOVE Crystal Castles

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2010 12:20 AM


Tanlines? The worst? Okay man, if you really think so.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 9:03 PM

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