Posted in music | pictures on March 23, 2010

by Dominick Mastrangelo

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

SXSW Day Three started over at the free Dickies Sounds Day Party. Free silk-screened posters with all the bands playing that day (including She & Him and Surfer Blood at the official showcase that night) were printed up and handed out on the spot. People played ping pong next to the house while around the corner Greg Laswell played a few new songs, several old ones, as well as his incredibly depressing take on Cyndi Lauper's "Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun". After a quick dash over to the convention center it was back to Dickies, where there was suddenly a long line, to catch the all-girl quartet, Warpaint, who were fantastic. Then Rogue Wave closed out the day portion. I still can't get excited about their new record, but live Zach Rogue and his newly configured lineup have it down and the crowd we're into it from the start. The highlight being "Lake Michigan" and a slow-building, two-minute intro.

For the evening I set up camp at the Mohawk for the Slumberland/Cake Shop Showcase. Sheffield's indiepop trio Standard Fare opened inside and their performance was great. A better batch of indie pop songs you'll be hard-pressed to find this year. Philadelphia drum-guitar duo Reading Rainbow were next and another indie pop band, the excellent Summer Cats (from Australia), followed. Frankie Rose and the Outs were up next with their hazy, lo-fi rock. I skipped out after that to nip over to the Galaxy Backyard to catch The Antlers (completely forgetting I would see them the following afternoon at another Party.) Their third show of the festival and they just nailed it. People around me who had not heard of them were won over after just one song (the increasingly uptempo "Sylvia".) By the end, one girl put her hands up in the shape of a heart right in front of Peter Silberman, eliciting a smile from the frontman mid-verse. From there it was a quick dash back up Red River to the Mohawk where both inside and outside were at capacity with Miike Snow about to go on outside (followed by Mayer Hawthorne, neither of who I caught) and Pains of Being Pure at Heart inside. "Welcome to the Cake Shop," said Kip Berman at the start of the New York indie pop band's set, pointing at the Cake Shop banner on the wall behind them.

Day One HERE. Day Two HERE. Day Three continued below....

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Gwar

Gwar

Gwar

Gwar

Greg Laswell

Greg Laswell

Greg Laswell

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Warpaint

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

Salem

Maluca

Maluca

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

Standard Fare

Standard

Standard

Standard

Summer Cats

Summer Cats

Summer Cats

Summer Cats

Summer Cats

Frankie and the Outs

Frankie Rose and the Outs

Frankie Rose and the Outs

Frankie Rose and the Outs

Frankie Rose and the Outs

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

These Are Powers

The Antlers

The Antlers

The Antlers

The Antlers

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Frankie Rose and the Outs

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Comments (23)

Enough of SXSW! Can we get back to BROOKLYN now, BrooklynVegan?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 11:01 AM

really? Warpaint?
such a cool name.
such an unerwhelming live performance.

i haven't been this hyped about a band name and then bummed by their unremarkable sound since the L hyped a band named Vampire Weekend a few yrs ago.

Posted by yes this is jim | March 23, 2010 11:05 AM

agreed with 11:01! the thing is half the hipsters in Brooklyn were at SXSW!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 11:06 AM

Yeah, because SXSW has nothing to do with bands in the music scene in NY. None of the bands ever come through NY, and why the heel would you want to find out about new bands that will most likely be coming through NY.

What a bunch of whiny babies.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 11:26 AM

why is salem labeled as maluca?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 12:03 PM

I'm sure there were a ton of bands we never heard of playing in Brooklyn last week, just as there were a ton of bands we never heard of playing SXSW. Since the site is called BrooklynVegan, I just wanted to hear more about those Brooklyn shows.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 12:24 PM

i for one would like to hear more about vegans... in brooklyn. when did this site turn into a blog about indie music and hipsters??!?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 12:28 PM

i dont mean to add to the brooklyn vegan attack, but i remember reading his blog 4 years ago or so and back then it really was a blog. All the entries were first person and he wrote about his thoughts about shows he went to, and what tickets he thought were too expensive, and what bands he really liked (i still remember the bloc party is the greatest band ever entry)

Basically, the blog came across as a sort of conversation, albeit one sided one, between the reader and another fan of music (brooklyn vegan). as an aside, back then the reader comments were less bitter also.

Now... its not a blog anymore. What it is isn't bad, it's nice to have a place that lists show and tour info for bands, but that's really all brooklyn vegan is now. A place to go to see what shows and ticket sales were recently announced. It lost its charm as a blog by a real music fan writing his thoughts about music. In fact, newer readers probably never realized that that is what the blog once was. It seems kind of corporate now (and again I'm not here just to pointlessly bash brooklynvegan).

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 1:31 PM

i saw Wakey!Wakey! on Sunday at SXSW and they are a great Brooklyn band. Like one of the posts said above, there are plenty of Brooklyn bands at Southby. Also, Brooklyn Vegan threw a ton of parties at SXSW so no shit he'll be covering it

Posted by Alex | March 23, 2010 1:47 PM

fortunately no one is posting "bloc party is the greatest band ever"...they'd lose 1/4 of their visitors

Posted by bv is official | March 23, 2010 5:17 PM

"Welcome to the Cake Shop," said Kip Berman at the start of the New York indie pop band's set, pointing at the Cake Shop banner on the wall behind them.

Oh God. Anything to convince the audience they're having an intimate, special experience, and show them how FROM NEW YORK CITY you really are, right? Pathetic. Reminds me of the time Chris Ott tore the Decemberists a new one for saying "We'll pretend this is Mercury Lounge" when they were playing Hammerstein. So pretentious and stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 8:47 PM

8:47 - because it was a show thrown by Andy (Cakeshop owner) for Cakeshop, was about the size of Cakeshop, had most of the Cakeshop staff in attendance / was filled with New Yorkers who can regularly be seen at Cakeshop.

Hmmm...yeah, so very "pathetic and pretentious" of him.

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Posted by دردشه | September 28, 2010 6:18 AM

foeer this band is the best new music ive ever heard. heard them play way back in early 09 and literally was knocked on my back. have listened to them nonstop since. you are fools for letting this pass you by. these guys will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.


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Posted by شات | October 3, 2010 9:19 PM

Some really great photos here. I'd never even heard of 8-bit music before so thanks for enlightening me! Jim.

will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.


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Posted by مركز تحميل | October 4, 2010 8:17 AM

tee was a real treat for fans watching all those popular bands performing live.
by the way Here is a full for SXSW 2010 if

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Posted by بنت الكويت | October 6, 2010 9:42 PM

The whole Snow LP is pretty solid. And these guys easily sold out 3 NYC shows already.

^^^Maybe these are scalpers upset about the T5 addition?

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Posted by أضف موقعك | October 10, 2010 11:05 PM

Some really great photos here. I'd never even heard of 8-bit music before so thanks for enlightening me! Jim.

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Posted by شات | October 10, 2010 11:05 PM

Oh God. Anything to convince the audience they're having an intimate, special experience, and show them how FROM NEW YORK CITY you really are, right? Pathetic. Reminds me of the time Chris Ott tore the Decemberists a new one for saying "We'll pretend this is Mercury Lounge" when they were playing Hammerstein. So pretentious and stupid.

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Posted by منتديات | November 3, 2010 4:48 PM

you are fools for letting this pass you by. these guys will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.

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