Posted in music | pictures on February 16, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Brian Reilly

Murder City Devils

It was a little surreal seeing the enormous LED billboard outside the Nokia with the crowned skull and crossed switchblade logo [for Murder City Devils] and all kinds of video of the band. But it was the punkest thing Times Square probably ever had on display, so as surreal as it was it was pretty fucking boss too.... The second the band started all hell broke loose. It was easily my favorite show of the three... My voice will be gone for the next couple days and I'm a little sore to be honest but man the Devils made my weekend... They're probably the only band around in the past couple decades that did the rock and roll they way it should be done. -[Frankenstein Sound System]
One of the things that I worried about the most going into the Nokia show was the fact that the last time Murder City Devils played NYC was at the infinitely smaller CBGB's. Call me a doubter, but walking into the venue on 2/13, I expected it to be half full and although it wasn't comparatively as full as Carcass (my last experinece at the venue), I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout! MCD rules.

Unfortunately I missed all of Feral Children, but got there in time to catch MCD take the stage around 10:45. Playing a nitro-fueled set of garage-y punk which included stage dives, writhing on the floor, and full-on spazz attacks, the band played a 45 minute set before retiring to the back to reemerge later. The crowd seemed as energized as the band, even the audience sitting in the rear of the space; I noticed multiple people up and dancing during the set.

The band also taped an episode of Dinner With the Band while they were in town so stay tuned for that to surface on the IFC channel some time this year. More pics from the killer Nokia Theatre show are below...

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Comments (16)

anyone have a set list?

Posted by JT | February 16, 2010 11:43 AM

I have one, if i didn't forget it. Ill scan it later.

Posted by theBWproject | February 16, 2010 11:56 AM

Hi - I'm doing a review of the show along with an interview w/ Dann for the site NoTofu.com that will be running tomorrow. Any chance we can use a couple of these photos? We'd obviously credit the photographer and this site.

Thanks,
Geoff Hug
geoffrey.hug@gmail.com

Posted by Geoff Hug | February 16, 2010 12:05 PM

GET YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHER

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:10 PM

given how brooklyn vegan takes stuff from others all the time, i'm sure you could also

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:32 PM

There's absolutely nothing punk about playing the Nokia Theatre.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:12 PM

geoff, buy a camera and go see them. not expensive in 2010.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 3:38 PM

great show. MCD can still bring it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 5:33 PM

15. 16. 17.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 6:21 PM

I dunno, I was a bit let down. But then again I was a bit drunk. So maybe it was a good show? Yet, shouldn't the alcohol have increased my enjoyment of the show? But no. I found myself bored and struggling not to throw up on myself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 6:45 PM

Did they do any John and Spencer's Booze Explosion covers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 6:52 PM

why did i miss this

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 12:06 AM

keyboards are not punk. what exactly is the need for a barrier?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 12:34 AM

no set list yet? sorry to whomever i threw up on btw good times

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 1:21 PM

I dunno, I was a bit let down. But then again I was a bit drunk. So maybe it was a good show? Yet, shouldn't the alcohol have increased my enjoyment of the show? But no. I found myself bored and struggling not to throw up on myself.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 22, 2010 10:25 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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