Posted in music | tour dates | venues on April 4, 2010

"Market hotel busted by twenty cops!" - The Smith Westerns


Saturday night's Smith Westerns show at Market Hotel got cut short thanks to a group of cops that showed and told everyone to leave (possibly due to a noise complaint, possibly due to "business inspection", maybe because The Smith Westerns were peeing all over the place, or possibly just because the cops felt like shutting it down). What this means for the large DIY venue remains to be seen. Upcoming shows there include High Places (April 8), Trans Am (April 18), Harlem (April 23), Sleigh Bells (May 11), and Pissed Jeans (June 19). The next scheduled show is Tuesday, April 6th with Darwin Deez. Hopefully it's still happening.

UPDATE: Market Hotel is going to close while they figure things out. All upcoming shows are being relocated.

As of this writing I'm not sure if The Smith Westerns ever got to play anywhere Saturday night. There was talk of the show moving to Party Expo, but that didn't seem to happen. Regardless, you can catch the band at their next NYC show which takes place tonight, Easter Sunday, at Mercury Lounge with Male Bonding (who played MHOW with The Soft Pack last night) and So Cow.

For So Cow it's one of two NYC shows on his current tour (all dates below). The next one takes place a few days later, April 7th at Death By Audio with Sunday Times, The Surpriser (ex Cause-comotion) and The Babies (pictured above).

For The Babies the Death By Audio show is one of many chances to see the Vivian Girls/Woods side project this month. The very next chance happens to be tonight (4/4, Easter) at Don Pedro with WetDog who Bill said were good the other night (they played Glasslands and Death By Audio). If you don't remember that Wetdog were playing this third NYC show tonight, that's because it's actually not in their tour dates (but it is listed by the venue and the Babies).

The Babies are also playing with Best Coast and The Bitters at Knitting Factory on Tuesday (4/6) (tickets still on sale). Maybe you caught Best Coast when they opened for Japandroids at Bowery Ballroom. You can also catch them Monday night (4/5) at the Meatlocker in Montclair and Wednesday (4/7) at Mercury Lounge with The Bitters again (tickets) (no other Bitters dates anywhere).

The Babies will soon also kick off a very short tour with Titus Andronicus in CT on April 11th. That tour hits Rodrigues Coffee House at Fordham University in the Bronx on April 13th and SUNY Purchase the next day. Titus also plays a Babies-less early Men Can Stop Rape Benefit show at Red Hook High School on Sunday, April 11th (before the CT show).

Red Hook flyer and lots of dates below.

Titus posteR

The Babies - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Don Pedros w/Wet Dog Brooklyn
Apr 6 - Knitting Factory/ The bitters/Best Coast NYC
Apr 7 - Death by Audio w/ So Cow, the Surprisers and more BROOKLYN
Apr 11 - Lily Pad/Toads Place W/ Titus Andronicus NEW HAVEN, CON
Apr 13 - Rodigues Coffee House @ Fordham University W/ Titus THE BRONX
Apr 14 - SUNY Purchase Student Center W/ Titus PURCHASE
May 20 - ??? BAY AREA
May 21 - ???? BAY AREA
May 22 - ??? LA/SAN PEDRO??
May 23 - ???? LA/SAN PEDRO??

So Cow - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Mercury Lounge w/ Smith Westerns New York, New York
Apr 7 - Death By Audio w/ BABIES Brooklyn, undefined
Apr 18 - Sonic City Festival curated by DEERHOOF Kortrijk, Belgium, Brussels-capital
Apr 24 - Sex Is Disgusting (w/ MAZES) Brighton, South
Apr 25 - Home Under Ground (w/ MAZES) London, London and South East
Apr 26 - TBC (w/ MAZES) TBC
Apr 27 - Stag's Head (w/ MAZES) London, London and South East
Apr 28 - Now Wave (w/ MAZES) Manchester, Northwest
Apr 29 - Weirdo Guise (w/ MAZES) Leeds
Apr 30 - Three Cheers (w/ MAZES) Nottingham

The Smith Westerns - 2010 Tour Dates
Apr 4 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Apr 6 - Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts
Apr 7 - Casa De Popolo Montreal, Quebec
Apr 8 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Apr 9 - Majestic Cafe Detroit, Michigan
Apr 10 - Schubas Chicago, Illinois
May 29 - Primavera Sound Barcelona, Barcelona
Jun 1 - La Fleche d'or Paris
Jun 2 - Nation of Shop Keepers Leeds
Jun 3 - Captains Rest Glasgow
Jun 4 - Spanky Van Dykes Nottingham
Jun 5 - Now Wave @Deaf Institute Manchester
Jun 6 - Freebutt Brighton
Jun 7 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Jun 9 - Debaser Stockholm
Jun 10 - Debaser Malmo
Jun 11 - Lades Copenhagen
Jun 12 - Grunger Jager Hamburg
Jun 13 - Pleasure Principles night @Waalsekrook 4 Brussells
Jun 14 - Upset the Rhythm Hoxton @ Camp Basement London
Jun 14 - Upset the Rhythm Hoxton @ Camp Basement London
Jun 15 - Whiteheat @Madame Jojo's London
Jul 17 - Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois



Comments (25)

i bent my wookie

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 2:23 AM

Meh-ket Hotel.

Srsly though, who gives a fuck?

Posted by John | April 4, 2010 2:31 AM

a lot of people, market hotel is one of the best venues in the city

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 2:32 AM

But it's easy to put "meh" into it, so it must not be cool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 2:34 AM


also "John" you're a fucktard.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 2:58 AM

i really like the market hotel. glad i didn't waste my time heading very there last night. cop thing kinda worries me though...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 6:27 AM

yo manic

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 8:23 AM

they were peeing all over the place? um, why?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 10:15 AM

Didn't know Trans Am is playing there. Thanks for the head's up.

Posted by Regular reader | April 4, 2010 10:16 AM

the pussies who run the venue or take the money or whatevs were gone in 60 secs with the loot from the show. some drunk guy said it was happening at his place but i'm sure it didn't coz he looked like he was from jersey. a bulldyke was crying outside about some shit called "d.i.y." whatev that means.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 10:54 AM

Weekend are definitely worth seeing on that Babies/Wetdog bill

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 11:10 AM

i can't speak for the guys at the front, but todd p definitely didn't bounce right after they came. he was running around the place making calls to someone to find out what was going on. i'm thinking it was just a noise complaint--the bands were noticeably a tad louder than usual.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 11:40 AM

The Piss Meh-sterns

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 12:00 PM

then again if it was just a noise complaint, it might've been two cops instead of twenty... there was an undercover guy with a flashlight who went into the main room first, looking for underage drinking/pot smokers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 12:08 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 12:24 PM

from ToddP's twitter - Market Hotel had police trouble. Longterm plan to go nonprofit/licensed & now is the time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 12:56 PM

everyone running the show stuck around for several hours after the cops came. the show might have been relocated to party expo, but the smith westerns left in their van before anything could be arranged.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 1:02 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 1:49 PM

anyone got video of cassie peeing?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 2:25 PM

market hotel is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 3:56 PM

i thought todd p was killed in mexico

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 11:35 PM

Maybe thy should sound proof it?? And put a bathroom in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 1:11 AM

lol pee only toilet

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 2:49 AM

i.e. When enough white people move in that, the cops give a shit about things other than general apprehension.

Posted by Mike Flood | April 6, 2010 11:24 PM

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