Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on February 16, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Jemina Pearl @ Union Pool...
Jemina Pearl

The audience was left to wonder exactly what happened when Jemina Pearl walked off stage less than 30 minutes into her headlining set Saturday night (2/13) at Union Pool. The question wasn't the shortness itself, but the abruptness of her departure: after getting increasingly frustrated with something, she kicked the drum set, gave the one-finger salute to her band and left, to the stunned then embarrassed faces of her supporting trio. The show was really just getting started. "As long as everyone had fun, that's what matters," said the bass player sheepishly before getting a lit cigarette thrown at him by the singer, in a brief return to the stage.

They did manage to get through "I Hate People," a cover of "Band on the Run" and a handful of others (though not "Heartbeats" which one of the most enthusiastic fans requested as a not-to-be encore). It was an awkward hometown end to nearly a month of touring.

Openers Harlem were admirably sloppy and enthused (it's hard not to think of a less manic Black Lips). Their animated, banadana-ed singer/guitarist and more straight-laced drummer swapped roles halfway through the set, which brought out a different dynamic for sure - round two was cleaner with more of a focus on pointed guitar riffs and less on effusive vocals. The Austin band's second album is due this summer on Matador, and they'll be touring the West Coast for the next few weeks.

Jemina's next scheduled show/shows are SXSW. The full Ecstatic Peace SXSW showcase lineup (Thurston Moore, J Mascis & Andrew WK included), more Union Pool pictures, a video and Harlem tour dates are below...

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Jemina Pearl "I Hate People" Live @ Union Pool Feb 15th

Ecstatic Peace showcase
Friday, March 19, 2010
Red 7, 611 E. 7th Street - Austin, TX 78701

Inside Stage
Thurston Moore Solo Acoustic
Lord Jeff
Servile Sect
Nancy Garcia
Talk Normal
Viv Albertine

(Listed in order of appearance)

Outside Stage
Black Helicopter
Awesome Color
Violent Soho
The Entrance Band
Jemina Pearl
Society's Ills (Thurston Moore, J Mascis, Don Fleming, Andrew W.K., Awesome Allison)

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Harlem - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 18 trunk space phoenix
Feb 19 l'keg gallery los angeles ^
Feb 20 spaceland los angeles
Feb 21 casbah san diego !
Feb 23 the blank club san jose #
Feb 24 cafe du nord san francisco $
Feb 26 dantes portland
Feb 27 the funhouse seattle
Mar 03 the crepe place santa cruz %
Mar 04 detroit bar costa mesa
Mar 05 club congress tucson
^ with audacity
! with thee make out party
# with hnx and hs pnktts and shannon and the clams
$ with the sandwitches

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Comments (82)

Who cares? She's way overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:14 PM

Spoiled little rich bitch with her uber cliche Kiss t shirt and Runaways denim jacket. Go away already!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:14 PM

lame and fake

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:16 PM

This girl should hook up with Wavves. They would make a cute couple.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:17 PM

Not really caring at all. I agree, this is just a drive by

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:18 PM

well Thurston Moore cares, so I'm sure you all know sooooooooooooo much better

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:19 PM

People who don't like Jemina are old

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:21 PM

i'm 21 and i hate her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:23 PM

WE R GONNA FUCK TEXAS UP, LIP BLEED SYLE

Posted by SOCIETY'S ILLS | February 16, 2010 12:30 PM

@ 12:21

if that's true, where does thurston fit into that equation?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:31 PM

yeah, well, guess what buddy - you're old.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:34 PM

love the sweeping generalizations on here.
are we really supposed to care about every trendy artist thurston whore thinks will sell very well with his inked Universal deal?

nope. kill yr idols and get yr own taste!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:39 PM

shes talented , but shes not talented enough to act like a bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:44 PM

wow i just clicked on that video and could only get through a few seconds of the song. really? really!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:46 PM

her A&R guy probably told her that she needed to do something like this

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:47 PM

gets my goat when the frontman/woman treats their backing band like shit

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:48 PM

in fairness to daddy's little queen of punk rock, this is the same backing band whose guitarist settled on grabbing a different guitar at the waterfront gig after trying unsuccessfully to tune his own for ten minutes

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:51 PM


It was a really dissapointing set. I've actually seen her and
BYOP do some strong shows. This never got off the crowd.
Complaining about monitors between every song, in a room
the size of Union Pool is a total buzz-kill. Power through the
shit.

But there was a clear disconnect between her and her 2
band mates that aren't her boyfriend. John. It was almost
uncomfortable to watch. Departing from anything close to
an actual rock n roll set.

After its all said and done, from the ashes of Be Your Own
Pet, I'd have to say, JEFF The Brotherhood remain the true
successor of this group of people. No frills, no excess talk,
complaining - just pure rock.


Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:52 PM

When pretty girls grow ugly (they all eventually do) they get so upset and indignant when things don't go their way. It's so fun to watch. Welcome to the rest of your life, sweettits.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:58 PM

BYOP never put on a great show - decent studio stuff, but awful live. They were a train wreck from day one.

post script: Jemina is not aging well at all

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:59 PM

she should've taken a dump on stage before storming off. go jemima!!!! au

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:05 PM

never seen jemina pearl solo but BYOP, the few times i saw them, were pretty fucking fierce live.

Posted by ihatehipsterscum | February 16, 2010 1:08 PM

was Hot Topic having a sale on "vintage" Rock and Roll outfits?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:15 PM


Poor bass player kept being like "Hey yall! Are you having a good time??"

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:18 PM

a) Her cuntiness at the waterfront clearly wasn't an anomaly

b) JEFF the Brotherhood shit all over this. They're great.

c) What's the over/under on the price she paid for her vintage outfit? $1500? I think the lyrics to "Rock & Roll Lifestyle" by Cake fit very snugly here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:22 PM

I almost went to this show, but decided to stay home and clean my cat's litter box instead. Seeing that video and reading that description, seems like I definitely made the better choice.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:36 PM

HAHAH, she couldn't even go to a thrift shop online and find a more obscure shirt? that's some lazy posturing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:42 PM

Need a laugh? Go here!

http://www.myspace.com/jeminapearl

Posted by soysalami | February 16, 2010 1:43 PM

I am pretty sure--after reading this thread--that I know what kind of b.s. Jay Reatard had to deal with every day. They called him asshole; they call her cunt and old and bitch and without talent.

Dylan '66: "Don't ever make anything."

Southerners take so much shit.

Forcast Fascist Future...a quote from another Southerner, no?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:45 PM

who is the dude in front of all the booze? id hit it

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:48 PM

yeah except dylan was a genius and jemina is just a clueless brat living out her rock and roll dreams with daddy's money

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:49 PM

could give a shit about her, but it's pretty obvious that's not the same shirt as the amazon link.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:55 PM

@1:43 what does it say there on the myspace?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:07 PM

She needs to just dissapear.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:10 PM

how could that cute face be in the wrong
and how cld you throw a cigarette at it

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:12 PM

1:45——— OMG!! I truly am rolling on the floor larffing.

Yeeeeeah. Continue your career with likewise suggestions of comparing Aunt Jemina to Jay and Dylan. You've got a career in comedy!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:19 PM

this aunt jemima is NOT talented in the least. she is devoid of talent. and her previous band, be your own pet? absolute GARBAGE.

saw them open for the great arctic monkeys and i was embarrassed for this talentless banshee and her "band" mates.

maybe she can get a job at american apparel?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:56 PM

this aunt jemima is NOT talented in the least. she is devoid of talent. and her previous band, be your own pet? absolute GARBAGE.

saw them open for the great arctic monkeys and i was embarrassed for this talentless banshee and her "band" mates.

maybe she can get a job at american apparel?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:57 PM

Hi Jemina! Are you on fire? Looks like invisible blue flames have engulfed you. Stop, drop and roll, girl. If that's too much for you to handle then just stop. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:02 PM

Jemina Pearl? Never heard of her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:13 PM

i like her voice and most of her music, but she needs to quit the primadonna act that is becoming more and more obvious with each show. crystal castles 2.0

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:35 PM

ha! what a fucking selfish cunt. this talentless wasted needs to go away forever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:37 PM

never heard of her before but unfortunatly now i have.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:42 PM

Jemina Pearl? I barely know-er!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:51 PM

glad to see this comments section has finally come around. a few months ago i remember a lot more people buying the bullshit hype machine.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:52 PM

What, no JeMEHna Pearl? Her Friday the 13th tattoo is rad, though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 4:04 PM

i mean it is a band of hired hands and they weren't on the same page as her...could be possible we don't know the whole situation?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 4:16 PM

could be possible that people projecting themselves as "punk" shouldn't be using session musicians?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 4:42 PM

She should probably read these comments. She'd get some perspective on shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 4:50 PM

she probably does. you can tell she's the kind of person who's concerned enough with her image to do so.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 4:51 PM

it ANY musician takes BV comments seriously, they should find a new line of work.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:02 PM

Thurston Moore has a track record of liking & promoting new bands that are terrible. That's why the openers at Sonic Youth shows are always bad. He does seem to have shifted from bad noise-rock to bad guitar/garage-rock.

Hopefully WAVVES will steal her thunder with a massive meltdown tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:25 PM

I hope someone throws a bowling ball at WAVVES.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:28 PM

Yeah, Jemina sucked that night. Sometimes it was like, "Courtney Love called, she wants her schtick back," and sometimes it was like, "Heart called, they want their fucking career back."

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2010 5:39 PM

"When pretty girls grow ugly (they all eventually do) they get so upset and indignant when things don't go their way. It's so fun to watch. Welcome to the rest of your life, sweettits."

Fucking seriously - every time ONE pretty girl does ANYTHING you hate on all of us. EVERY PRETTY GIRL IS NOT JEMINA PEARL. Seriously. If that was the case nobody would have boners cause her annoying personality is a major boner killer.

Also nice that you see pretty females as spoiled and stupid. I'll betcha that you're a piece of shit in real life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:42 PM

^^ Did Jemina come on BV and write that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:46 PM

Her album is amazing, though I'm not surprised most posters here can't recognize good songwriting...

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:55 PM

Who said Jemina was pretty?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 6:09 PM

5:42 said "Also nice that you see pretty females as spoiled and stupid. I'll betcha that you're a piece of shit in real life."

Pretty girls looove assholes. Of course I'm a piece of shit. It gets me laid. Often. Happy Valentines Day, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 6:23 PM

let's stop all this sexist talk about her looks and get back to how much her music sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 6:37 PM

^agreed

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 7:11 PM

I think Binky Bianca blows Jemina away. Also, I thought Snowball 37 were going to play this show???

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 10:59 PM

She's gorgeous. Too bad the show didn't go well. Definitely got her some attention though. Don't listen to all this noise, kid. Do a better show next time and wear whatever you want.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 11:54 PM

yeah, she sucks. but harlem still rules face

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 12:31 AM

"She's gorgeous."

Gov. Paterson, get off the internet and back to working on the budget deficit. KTHXBAI

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 12:35 AM

is that Debbie Gibson? seriously? Jay Reatard in the same context with this stupid bitch? I think Jay just punched out St. Peter

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 12:45 AM

Hey 5:42, tits or GTFO

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 4:28 AM

GO AWAY

Posted by Beatrix | February 17, 2010 6:29 AM

let's just hope she doesn't come back to the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 8:35 AM

in reality, sonic youth are WAY overrated. and thurston moore is a bit of a hipster.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 11:26 AM

she has puss gut. its a small one, but she has one. and, she is a no-talent bratbitch that really needs to leave. jemina? try going back to school. maybe you could study fashion design or something. your still young enough to do something like that. im trying to be positive here - OK? try designing fashions for wimmins with PUSSGUT.

Posted by soco | February 17, 2010 6:33 PM

If only she were truly talented, her attitude just MIGHT be acceptable. Artist have gotten away with eating bats and shitting on stage before. She can't even get away with being a fucking bitch she sucks so bad.

Posted by itchy | February 17, 2010 7:32 PM

Who?! who ate bats? where are they serving bats???

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 11:06 PM

she's going to have to get a "real job" now... sad shit...

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 7:16 AM

can her 15 minutes be over already? can she marry nathan from wavves and live shittily ever after? two spoiled rich brats who make terrible music and had everything handed to them on a platter but its still not good enough. BYOP was good but solo she is terrible. just stick a fork in it already, fucking awful band and music

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 6:52 PM

You bros are such fucking haters. I definitely think this album is shit compares to BYOP, but seriously? Chill ouuuuut. You put everyone under a fuckin microscope. Who the fuck cares what Jemina is doing? If you don't like her, don't read shit articles about her that will just get you even more fired up..

Posted by Autumn | September 12, 2010 6:59 PM

What the fuck? "daddy's money"? She grew up on the bad side of Knoxville, stupid fucks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2010 7:03 PM

I really can't wait for this art school pop music shit to die and stay dead.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2010 1:55 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.

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Posted by barry gordy | August 2, 2011 8:39 PM

Jemina is awesome for sure. But I miss Jemina and Jonas Stein playing together. I hope one day they'll reunite.
Jemina is NOT overrated! She's wicked cool.

Posted by Kristi | May 22, 2012 12:14 AM

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