Posted in music | tour dates on March 2, 2010

Freelance Whales @ Bowery Ballroom - Feb. 18th (more by Sarahana)
Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales played last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Shout Out Louds. Pictures from that are on the way. Tonight (3/2) you can catch the Whales busking on the Bedford Avenue L train platform, where they plan to go on at 6pm.

Freelance Whales also have plenty of tour dates coming up, including SXSW, where one of their shows will be the Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss Records showcase (with Local Natives, Antlers and others) at Galaxy Room on Friday, March 19th.

They come back from the road for an April 13th show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that are still on sale.

A bit of their busking at Bedford Ave, recorded in 2009, is posted below...

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Freelance Whales "Generator 1st Floor"

Freelance Whales

A little more of Freelance Whales in the Bedford Ave. Station

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Comments (31)

What a fucking dumb idea!

Posted by Richard | March 2, 2010 3:35 PM

That won't be congested and/or a clusterfuck at all; not really sure why this band is getting so much hype, either, but that's another story

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 3:55 PM

meh-hales

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 4:05 PM

Note to self: Avoid the Bedford L stop tonight at all costs.
Thanks for the heads up BrooklynVeg.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 4:13 PM

They are gonna need to get the train track blowup bumpers out

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 4:19 PM

too cool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 4:19 PM

Hipsters surrounding that shitty area.....

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 4:27 PM

Why does this seem like a Great White reunion show??

Posted by Matt | March 2, 2010 4:30 PM

A: More bands should do that
B: They shouldn't announce it ahead of time

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 4:34 PM

This was initially reported (in a press release even) as being at the Lorimer stop), so which is it?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 5:20 PM

isn't this potentially dangerous? wouldn't want any squished hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 5:33 PM

This is gonna be good. Reeaaalll Gooood.

Posted by B. Iver | March 2, 2010 5:37 PM

that is so indie and awesome and why the hell has no one blown up that station yet>?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 5:57 PM

this band makes my vagina hurt....they are total set for the next mike cera movie.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 5:58 PM

oh good, rush hour is the best time for this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 6:03 PM

good very good

Posted by دردشة ليبيا | March 2, 2010 6:14 PM

This is fantastic, I've been looking to hire some whales on a part time basis but haven't found the right talent yet. Tonight's the night.

Posted by Steve's House of Animal Sex | March 2, 2010 6:53 PM

stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 7:00 PM

It's an interesting music industry climate we're in when a band has 2 record labels and still has to play in the subway for spare change.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 7:38 PM

Goddamn, you guys don't like anything.

Fuck it. Freelance Meh-ales.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 8:25 PM

Dude... Freelance whales are nothing. Check back next year!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 9:25 PM

hmm yea they are super corny

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 10:11 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzz. arcade fire for retarded children.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 11:16 PM

this was sooo convenient when i was trying to get off the train. at first i thought based on the crowd it might have actually been someone good...but alas...another banjo and pump-organ snoozefest

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2010 3:52 PM

Yeah, you probably thought it was someone amazing like Carolina Chocolate Drops or something

Posted by rollovers must die | March 3, 2010 4:07 PM

Freelance put out the best record this year and you all know it! You KNOW it!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2010 8:19 PM

Damn. When the vast lot of you wake up and realize that your life is nothing more than hyper-analysis and fear, do you cry?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2010 9:46 AM

!!Keep up the good work.

Posted by شات | August 7, 2010 10:48 PM

cool, what is these dudes is singins

Posted by منتديات | September 24, 2010 2:32 PM

Guggenheim billed it as a performance piece and it was just an installation. Resultingly, the crowd simply waited for the "show" to start, limiting anyone's ability to freely explore the space (the ground floor was packed with indian-style seaters, and the balconies were lined with people holding onto their spots like grim death.

Posted by منتديات | January 9, 2011 1:27 PM

it makes no sense for them to deconstruct the entire TD North venue to play a show the next night ~50 miles south at an amphitheater (which probably would require a different stage setup anyway). They'd play Providence or Mohegan Sun before that (and I think those are both highly unlikely).

Posted by فساتين - ازياء | January 19, 2011 5:09 PM

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