Posted in music | pictures on May 14, 2010

"No smoking at the Buzzcocks show, apparently there's a bomb scare outside. Fuckbeans..." - Joey Outten

Irving Plaza - 5/13/2010 (pics via tonearmmgmt & domifanotherkid)

"New York City police evacuated several floors of a building and several streets were blocked off near Manhattan's Union Square after a Thursday night report of a suspicious vehicle with two gas cans found in the back seat.

The bomb squad suited up and began an investigation of the 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, which was found in front of the Con Edison utility building around 10 p.m.

Chief police spokesman Paul Browne said several floors of a high-rise residential building were evacuated and some streets in the area were blocked off as a precaution. It wasn't immediately clear if the vehicle was a threat.

Union Square, located on Manhattan's East Side, is a major pedestrian and tourist thoroughfare. New York University, Greenwich Village, and the landmark Flatiron building are nearby." [AP]

Also nearby: Irving Plaza where last night's Buzzcocks show was happening at the same time as the bomb scare. Mikey reports that "they stopped mid-song (E.S.P.) to say the police want the owner of a 91 blue cutlass to move his car. Then finished the song..." and that "The announcement was made around 1130 and they continued playing untli midnight." Rob confirms that "Brilliant Buzzcocks show goes on despite bomb scare right outside. Surreal coming out into the street jammed w/bomb squad, cops, fireman." And finally, Michaela reports:
Amazing show tonight, truly did both albums and long, long encore. (Irving Plaza's crappy sound system was just an insult!) And yes to Anon 2:25, no Howard Devoto, but Diggle did a rabid Harmony in My Head. Glorious, and they too seemed to have had a great time!
The albums they played were Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites, and if you missed it, they aren't going very far. The next two stops on their 22-date North American tour are Friday night in Philly and Saturday in Farmingdale, NY! Videos from Wednesday's Baltimore show below...

Buzzcocks "Love is Lies" 5/12/10 Baltimore, Md. Ottobar

Buzzcocks "Nostalgia/Just Lust/Sixteen Again" 5/12/10 Baltimore, Md. Ottobar

Buzzcocks "What Do I Get?/Orgasm Addict" 5/12/10 Baltimore, Md. Ottobar

and from 5/11 in DC:



Comments (20)

so was it a real bomb??

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 2:20 AM

Yes it blew up!

*that's what you get for asking news question on BV blog.

**you get bullshit answers is what you get

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 2:22 AM

what time did the bomb go off?


Posted by 2:35 | May 14, 2010 2:35 AM

pete shelley may look these days like that chubby jewish attorney from LA Law - but he sang like a dream. fantastic show.

(only problem: two of their best three songs -- You Say You Don't Love Me and I Believe -- are from the third album, so they didn't play them tonight... but no complaints.)

(bonus: hot dark-haired chick dancing like crazy next to me in the pit.)

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 3:03 AM

There was no bomb. They located the guy. He was a 50 something year old dude who was at the buzzcocks show in fact. The gas cans in the back of his car cause he mows lawns.
I did hear 2 loud cracks go off while watching from 14th street that sounded like a bomb but it was not this car

Shelley never said the person has to move their car. He simply said if this is your car see the management.

Michaela you are a really stupid person. Irving has a great sound system. But thank you Sherlock for letting us know Devoto did not play with them tonight. Did you just start following the Buzzcocks? Were you expecting John Maher as well? Oh you probably don't know who he is

Buzzcocks did sound great as always. Nice fun show


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 3:15 AM

thank you 3:15...irving plaza's sound has always been impeccable. how fuckin stuPPPid is michaela...who permits these people to reproduce?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 3:29 AM

Brilliant show....hearing those great songs played live NEVER gets old !!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 8:23 AM

yeah, c'mon, the sound was just fine. as good as you're likely to hear when the music is so loud and the guitars so distorted.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 10:08 AM

Jokes about bomb scares are totally UN-funny...A$$holes!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 10:14 AM

As the Buzzcocks contemporaries Devo would say: "there's too much paranoia!"

Posted by drewo | May 14, 2010 10:42 AM

'91 Cutlass?

Classy as hell!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 10:49 AM

Less trolling more setlist please.

Posted by noamjamski | May 14, 2010 11:02 AM

cnn reported a police robot blew out the car windows and xrayed the cans... gee, who's gonna pay for the guys new windows?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 11:18 AM

^^ Hopefully the overzealous robot

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 11:59 AM

boMEH scare

this wouldn't have been a big deal at all if it hadn't been for the times square incident. i hate paranoid people. what 11:18 said is unbelievable, i can't believe they did that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 2:03 PM

an entire country of retards

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 3:34 PM

I felt like the bassplayer was a little too blasé. Maybe he didn't know the songs well enough to really hammer them out?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 5:31 PM

yeah, bass player was definitely the weak link. looked kinda stupid too w/ his silly haircut and the dumb facial expression. but a wonderful show nevertheless.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 11:18 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

Posted by يوتيوب القمة | March 1, 2011 2:01 PM

'91 Cutlass?

Classy as hell!

Posted by voice recorders for college | February 28, 2013 5:06 AM

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