Posted in To Do | music on February 7, 2010

The Who

tonight in NYC
* Superbowl
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* K-Holes, Golden Triangle, Family Trees @ Union Pool
* Bauder/Cymerman/Evans/Wooley Amplified Quartet @ The Stone
* Willy Mason, Colin Ruel, Tony the Bookie @ Bruar Falls
* Orleans/Gunn, Samara Lubelski, Pete Nolan, Helen Rush @ Zebulon
* Graffiti Monsters, Sweet Bulbs, Betray, Genuine Imitations @ Death By Audio

NYC Music venue related Superbowl options include Mercury Lounge, The Bell House, and Brooklyn Bowl.

The Who are performing during the Superbowl halftime show.

In a melding of the quintessential British band and the most American of events, the Who will deliver about 12 minutes of glory Sunday (February 7) at the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIV on CBS. The band is the latest in a line of mostly boomer-oriented A-list rock stars to play the spectacle, among them Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

But those acts had something to promote -- be it a new album or an upcoming tour. Outside of a greatest-hits album released in December and at least one upcoming high-profile performance, the Who doesn't have much to announce at the moment. "Totally original, as usual," Roger Daltrey says with a laugh.

"We've got an event (planned) for a charity that I'm a patron of, but that's about it. I know Pete (Townshend is) working on material. It's not that we're never going to work again -- it's just at the moment there's nothing in the pipeline." [Reuters]

Listen for the Arcade Fire during the show too.

The Soft Pack played a record release show at Cake Shop at midnight Friday night. Video from the show below...

What else?

The Soft Pack - "Answer to Yourself" | Cake Shop | 2.5.2009

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Comments (24)


GIVERS are at Union Pool tonite. With Helado Negro (Robert Lange of Savath & Savalas) and Mike Viser-solo (of Pass Kontrol). 9pm door. $5.00. Givers are an incredible 5-piece from Lafayette, Louisana .. definitely a show not to miss if you go out to see anything tonite.
Especially if the Saints win !

http://www.myspace.com/giversmusic

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 5:09 PM

jeez, having a show during the superbowl is probably worse then on Christmas eve.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 5:25 PM

mercury's publication for the day has an unpleasant non-new-york feel to it.
will sara palin attend?

Posted by anon | February 7, 2010 5:25 PM

Galactic @ Brooklyn Bowl

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 5:38 PM

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 5:47 PM

Big Love > Super Bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 6:04 PM

the who sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 9:09 PM

^^^Rest assured...that wasn't The Who during that halftime performance. That was two old guys and some pro hired hands giving it a college try. But without a time machine, Entwisle and Moon, you don't have The Who.

Posted by blackhat | February 7, 2010 9:21 PM

Who Dat?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 9:21 PM

The Who should have performed this set:

My Generation
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See For Miles
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 10:30 PM

Nice to see Oasis' old drummer Zack Starkey on the drums tonight for The Who. Oasis!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 10:31 PM

Im enjoying another super bowl right now..
packin another.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 10:33 PM

Zak Starkey is Ringo's kid. He also used to be in Johnny Marr & the Healers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 11:04 PM

he may be rock n' roll royalty but he also gets off to kiddie porn. that style of windmill guitar playing is so fucking gimmicky to. I'll agree that you can't consider that group that played half time The Who, having said that The Who suck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 11:14 PM

I had a super bowel tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 11:41 PM

@11:41 lol

Posted by JM | February 8, 2010 1:46 AM

i know dat dude in the front of dat picture is gay.

Posted by gay dar | February 8, 2010 3:44 AM

didn't they do a farewell tour 20 years ago?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 3:45 AM

didn't they do a farewell tour 20 years ago?

Anonymous | February 8, 2010 3:45 AM

Yes they did and I wish they would leave it alone before they ruin the memories of Rock and Roll Circus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 4:24 AM

>>that style of windmill guitar playing is so fucking gimmicky to.

I'm no Who apologist but did you not know that Pete Townsend invented the windmill ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 12:32 PM

I saw The Who at MSG in August 2002...their so called farewell tour. Since then they have toured globally 3 times and now played the Super Bowl. Nice retirement.

Also, has anybody noticed that The Who now have more best of and single compliations than actual albums released? This band milks everything. Write a new tune for fucks sake.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 12:35 PM

WHO DAT?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 2:59 PM

he may be rock n' roll royalty but he also gets off to kiddie porn. that style of windmill guitar playing is so fucking gimmicky to. I'll agree that you can't consider that group that played half time The Who, having said that The Who suck.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 22, 2010 10:01 PM

i was at highline and not williamsburg and the set list posted here seems to fit though I thought they only played 3 songs in the encore (definetely slush and take it in were two of them) though i could be wrong.

Posted by Girls Games | December 4, 2011 3:29 PM

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