Posted in music | pictures on April 26, 2010

photos by Redboy

Rival Schools

Walter Schreifels made it out of Russia in time for the Rival Schools show at Union Pool on Friday night. Check out the setlist at the end of the pictures that continue below...

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Comments (26)

is a backdrop really necessary at a venue that holds 100 people?

nothing against walter, i think he's swell.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 8:37 PM

put out a fucking album already. Rival Schools are the new Guns and Roses.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 8:41 PM

Great fucking show!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 8:49 PM

a backdrop is necessary at any venue, so long as you own a backdrop.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 9:37 PM

Exactly. If you own it, use it. Besides, they have a badass logo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 9:50 PM

They're not the new G'N'F'N'R unless they make people wait 3 hours before they take the stage.

Posted by Kurt C. | April 26, 2010 11:08 PM

Did they bring their own lighting too? That place is usually super dark.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 11:09 PM

waaaaalteeerrrr!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 12:32 AM

Sound kind of blows there, especially for a heavier band, but it was a great show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 2:31 AM

IAN!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 8:07 AM

These dudes killed it at Maxwell's last year(?)

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 9:22 AM

wish i was there!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 10:03 AM

i was there. it was awesome.

is it necessary for you photogs to take pics through the entire show!!! A flash bulb was going off every 2 seconds. People are their to see a band, not to help promote you're half ass rock photography career.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 10:06 AM

I was there the show was AWESOME! He said there may be a new album in September...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 10:39 AM

bring back quicksand

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 10:55 AM

plexi basses are the tits.

Posted by jim | April 27, 2010 11:10 AM

new album in September my ass. Their new album will hit spring 2011. Wally's owned by record labels. I mean, like they own his soul, no shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 11:14 AM

Off Walter...The last couple of BV interviews with him blantly showed how full of himself he is (just search them on BV and read them for yourself before automatically disagreeing with posting comments in response- you'll be shocked= I was!). Given those interviews, it's so funny that for such an arrogant attitude he still plays these small venues up to Merc Lounge capacity and it's supposed to be all impressive he sells these tiny places out while he strokes himself as to everything he believes he is responsible for. No Thanks! Granted Quicksand, Gbs and Rival's 1st lp are all essential listening. But his solo acoustic-songwriter-slumming schtick is pathetic. Really- Thorn In my Side acoustic? Unplugged? Hahahaha! I love how it's hip now for rock dudes to pick up an acoustic and it's supposed to mean something? What a joke! That last Rivals cd is practically an antique. I agree: This is like the GNR analogy only AFTER Chinese Democracy and waiting for the Appetite-quality follow up- not before it. Screw him and his pretention...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 11:41 AM

^ have you ever met the man? there's not a pretentious or arrogant bone in his body.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 3:28 PM

11:41 is still mad at Walter for smoking weed at that Smiths concert.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2010 5:06 PM

@10:06 - errr these shots weren't taken with flash. nice try.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 10:29 AM

Never use flash at a show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2010 11:25 AM

@ 10:29 were you that big dude taking photos for 2 feet from the band for like 45 minutes straight?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2010 2:50 PM

These photos make him look tired and old.

Posted by Some Guy | May 3, 2010 2:57 PM

i agree! look at the lack of energy walter's using to strum that guitar! http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/rivalschools/unionpool/14.jpg

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Posted by miniclip | August 28, 2012 12:02 PM

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