Posted in music | pictures on February 16, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman

Residents

From the far fringes of American Pop/Rock - some would say the lunatic fringe - electronic and compositional pioneers The Residents brought their "Talking Light" tour to New York on one of their most extensive tours in years. Included in their set list were many death-themed selections from their over 30-year back catalog (including their wonderful interpretation of Hank Williams' "Six More Miles to the Graveyard"...), along with new tunes, ghost stories, and tales of extreme familial dysfunction... A minimalist living room set, with only three large disk projection screens behind them was a strong contrast to some of their renowned over the top and high tech stage extravaganzas. [see video]. Other selections included "Semolina", "The Unseen Sister" and of course, "Talking Light". -[An Indefinite Conception]
The Residents hit Webster Hall on 2/9 with no support. For those of you who missed out, head to the Residents Blog to pick up an audio copy of the show. More pictures and video from the show are below...

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The Residents Live at Webster Hall 2/9/10

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Comments (11)

great show, great crowd.
and to the two beautiful young gals who stood next to me, i salute you for your joy from the show.

Posted by me | February 16, 2010 11:31 AM

EskiMEH

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 11:31 AM

And they played a great version of Six More Miles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxBbKCDgOUs

Posted by KillahwhaleX | February 16, 2010 11:49 AM

might be the strangest band ever!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:11 PM

Cirque du Soleil much?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:11 PM

anyone have a setlist?

Curious what classics they played.

Posted by noamjamski | February 16, 2010 1:41 PM

These guys are total Animal Collective wannabees

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 10:17 AM

Animal Collective wasn't even born when these guys started. you got some lurnin to do..
http://www.residents.com/

Posted by pizbot | February 19, 2010 1:27 AM

pretty sure that was a joke, pizbot. i know it's the internet but you should be able to sense obvious saracasm.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 2:10 AM

These pics are amazing. I saw the Los Angeles show. All-in-all it wasn't that good but it had its moments.

Posted by Emerson | February 19, 2010 11:37 AM

The blog looks purposely obscure, can't find the audio copy of the Webster show there. I saw them in 2001(-ish), great show, audiotaped it, too...

Posted by Jim | October 4, 2010 12:51 AM

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