Posted in music | pictures on January 18, 2010

photos by Vincent Cornelli

St. James Church

Real Estate, Beach Fossils, The Beets, The Tony Castles and Total Slacker, a lineup that would have been right at home at Market Hotel, crossed the river and played an LAMC-presented show at a historic religious institution in Manhattan on Friday night. St. James Church is one of the oldest Catholic churches in NYC. Vincent said it brought him back to shows he attended in high school cafeterias and local church halls when he was younger ("well organized, and by well I mean loosely organized - the way the vibe should feel.")

As advertised, there was open "bar" for an hour and you could also bring your own. Beer cans decorated pews, as did people standing and dancing on them. The lively all ages audience crowd-surfed down the center aisle where priests, funeral and wedding processions walk.

More pictures from the gig below...

St. James Church

St. James Church

St. James Church

St. James Church

St. James Church

St. James Church

St. James Church

St. James Church

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

Total Slacker

The Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

Tony Castles

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

The Beets

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The Beets

The Beets

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The Beets

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils

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Beach Fossils

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Beach Fossils


Real Estate

Real Estate

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Real Estate

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Comments (67)

lol at that pic of people smoking cigs on the front steps of a church.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:04 PM

Nice shot!

Posted by genecjudymorpha | January 18, 2010 12:16 PM

what a bunch of hipster scum.

also how come no pictures of tony castles?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:26 PM

looks like this was a lot of fun!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:28 PM

Lots of people there. Church shows are nice. The last two times Mount Eerie played that Greenpoint church was very fun!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:29 PM

Mosh pits seem like the most predictable "radical" move in the book at this point. Suburban ethos, circa 1992, transported eighteen to this yawn fest.

Anybody else feel like it's a little premature to be giving these bands such prime real estate?

Again, can't wait for the indie revival to come to an end, though it's clear the highschoolers just can't get enough.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:31 PM

tony castles sucked so bad, complete shit band

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:31 PM

great show!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:32 PM

everybody goes to hipster hell

Posted by @willbah | January 18, 2010 12:39 PM

Tony Castles was the only good band that played.

FUCK DA BEACH. The whole lo-fi garage beach scene is a massive circle jerk of mediocrity lacking in any true creativity or energy--an is an insult to numerous true NYC artists who have actual vision, talent and ambition. These beach kids are so dumb they'll willing accept johnny-come-lately 2nd generation style-bitin' carpetbaggers like Total Slacker as a vital addition to their circle jerk.

Tony Castles are doing something that is both idiosyncratic and refined with bangin' grooves, lush textures and hooky vox. I don't understand why BV would be disrespectful enough to pretend as if they didn't even play and exclude them from the photos.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:47 PM

Tony Castles were easily the best band of the night. I don't get it...

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:54 PM

love real estate bass players hat. was their free hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 12:55 PM

Tony Castles is great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:03 PM

agreed, tony castles were easily better than any of the other bands, including real estate, save that rap thing at the end of their set. where the photos at bv?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:14 PM

Tony Castles pics were accidentally missing from the post. Now they are back.

Posted by brooklynvegan | January 18, 2010 1:16 PM

>>Tony Castles are doing something that is both idiosyncratic and refined with bangin' grooves, lush textures and hooky vox. I don't understand why BV would be disrespectful enough to pretend as if they didn't even play and exclude them from the photos.

Is this guy even speaking English? What does he mean by idiosyncratic?

Clearly this guy is in the band . . . "disrespectful"? Take it down, tiger.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:22 PM

tony castles are terrible, and the lead singer looks like a complete pedophile. the rap thing at the end was so beyond horrid, a complete waste of time.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:35 PM

i kind of liked the hiphop bit. good move.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:36 PM

Photos are shit. Tony castles sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:45 PM

"Is this guy even speaking English? What does he mean by idiosyncratic? "

Does this guy only have a 10th grade education?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 1:58 PM

I heard the singer from Tony Castles was related to Freddy Mercury

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 2:05 PM

this show was so much fun! really solid line up in a beautiful location. anyone who could possibly have anything negative to say about this show needs to chill the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 2:30 PM

So, wait, though: how were Tony Castles? Any good?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 2:40 PM

1:58,

How exactly are his vocals idiosyncratic? Explain.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 2:54 PM

Question: Do people know what a neo nazi rally looks like?

Answer: No, nobody saw Death to Smoochy, The Wave, or Magnolia.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 2:55 PM

These comments are so idiosyncratic, be more hooky vox bros.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 4:02 PM

Total Slacker can eat shit. What a fucking waste of a band. WORST EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 4:31 PM

need more pics to document this non-event

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 5:30 PM

they put on a wonderful show that night!! beach fossils and total slacker are taking over the planet w pop sensibility

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 6:10 PM

TOTAL SLACKER ARE SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MATT s | January 18, 2010 6:11 PM

the thing about beach fossils, is they dont try on stage like how painfully real estate trys to sound

Posted by dolphin sucks | January 18, 2010 6:13 PM

the singer for t slacker is pretty funny up therRE

Posted by S | January 18, 2010 6:15 PM

real estate bored me to death becasue they dont do anything up there!! total slacker puts out a lot of energy
TOTAL SLACKER
TOTAL SLACKER

TOTAL SLACKER
TOTAL SLACKER

TOTAL SLACKER
TOTAL SLACKER

Posted by sarah | January 18, 2010 6:18 PM

TOTAL slaCKER need to learn how to play the fuckin instrumants...what the!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 6:20 PM

i got one of his guitar strings

Posted by todd | January 18, 2010 6:21 PM

jeez Total Slacker, lay off the "anonymous" self promotion. a little bit sometimes is one thing, but you're obviously constantly posting about yourselves. embarassing

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 7:04 PM

WHEN WILL TOTAL SLACKER DIE? WHAT A HORRIBLE PIECE OF SHIT

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 7:59 PM

Andy!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 8:12 PM

Total Slacker are the bees knees. keep on hating, it only fuels their desire to rock

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 8:16 PM

andy!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 8:45 PM

7:59 has some form of emotional problems. THE BEETS RULE !

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 8:52 PM

when is todd p gonna book the beets again? for realz!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 9:01 PM

this thread hurts my head. I think tremendous material gets posted almost daily to this website and there are alot of thoughtful commentators that show up to chime in. Having said that I think this site would greatly improve and benefit by somehow only allowing 21+. Teenagers can't control there online turrets.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 9:02 PM

The Beets, by far, gave the best performance.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 9:34 PM

hooky vox bro. tony castles sucks!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2010 10:19 PM

what a supremely bloggable event!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2010 3:33 AM

the door man was really cool

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2010 10:16 AM

I can't wait until good music becomes trendy again

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2010 10:20 AM

yeah! music sucks!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2010 5:06 PM

This seems like an inappropriate venue...am I right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2010 5:43 PM

Yes, this was inappropriate. How dare the priests be disturbed from fondling the altar boys by this loud music!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2010 5:55 PM

this is the most idiosyncractic post ever!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2010 6:04 PM

The concert should have never of taken place inside the sanctuary of a Catholic church. It’s sacrilegious and disrespectful.

The “next” concert at Saint James Church has been canceled, and rightly so.

http://the-american-catholic.com/2010/01/25/forgiveness-mercy-and-charity-for-new-york-city-saint-james-parish/

Enjoy.

Posted by Tito Edwards | January 25, 2010 11:14 PM

I thought the whole show was really good, especially for $10. total slacker didn't impress me though

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 2:31 PM

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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery | February 20, 2010 6:33 AM

I was the first altar girl for this church and I can't beleive all these people have defamed it. I'm not even catholic anymore and this makes me sick to look at. Go to the kitting factory....seriously

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Posted by imergent | March 26, 2010 2:33 AM

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Posted by application control | March 29, 2010 2:35 AM

No one should have any sympathy for this priest! It was Fr. Walter’s responsibility – no one else’s – to get clear information BEFORE the event took place. He is well known for passing on responsibility to some one else, rather than take the blame himself. All he is interested in is money and that is what motivated his decision to allow for such a hideous travesty to take place in church. Is anyone aware of his latest antic? He is forcing the sisters who teach in St. Joseph’s School and who have ministered to the people there for over 85 years to leave at the end of this school year. He didn’t even have the guts to speak directly with the sister who is principal who has given totally of herself to the students and parents for the last 9 years….what a coward!! With the consequences of such a stupid and cruel action, he is going to need a whole lot more than a Rosary and Holy Hour in reparation. This man is a complete idiot and, unfortunately, only another instance of someone who presents himself as a priest, but is the farthest thing from it.

Posted by Frank Martin | April 11, 2010 1:23 PM

Thanks for your article i am stidying at University of York and your articles was a great read would love to read some of your posts in the future i have added your to my favourites list. Great photos you should see ours in York Kind regards many thanks for posting Caroline

Posted by Caroline Jones | April 19, 2010 6:55 PM

who cares what genre a band is? "whats with new bluegrass bands starting. blue grass is such old news." since when is making music a bad thing. if you don't like it, fuckin don't listen.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2010 2:16 PM

This band is awesome! I can't wait to see them again.

Posted by Megan | November 2, 2010 5:50 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:32 PM

Is this guy even speaking English? What does he mean by idiosyncratic?

Clearly this guy is in the band . . . "disrespectful"? Take it down, tiger.

Posted by منتديات | February 16, 2011 4:37 PM

Is he speak English ?

Posted by Old Vet | June 10, 2011 11:29 AM

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