Posted in music | pictures on May 3, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

The Gossip

"I woke up the morning after the Gossip concert and could not get Beth Ditto's breasts out of my head. They were unleashed Friday night at Terminal 5 for one of the hottest concerts I've been to in some time. The energy and fervor lured out of the crowd by the insane vocals of front woman Beth Ditto, guitarist Brace Paine and drummer Hannah Blilie is unmatched. I envy the confidence and drive of Ditto, with her severe bob and bangs, mad makeup, spirit, humor and plus-size fabulousness. I sort of want live in her world. I'm also enthralled with the androgynous Blilie, who also graces the cover of Gossip's latest album cover, Music for Men." [CenterOrch]
Gossip (again), Rye Rye (who has since been added to the M.I.A./Die Antwoord show) & the Phenomenal Handclap Band (who have since added a headlining show at MHOW) shared a bill at Terminal 5 in NYC Friday night (5/2). The show was part of a tour that started at Coachella. More pictures from it, with the headliner's setlist, below...

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The Gossip's written selist
Yr Mangled Heart
Pop Goes the World
4 Letter World
Listen Up
8th Wonder
WAVVES
Dimestore Diamond
Love Long Distance
2010
Fire/Sign
Standing in the Way
Yesterday's
Men in Love
Heavy Cross
Pull up the Bumper

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Comments (46)

i always couldnt stand fat chicks that shoved their fat tits in your face because it was their only redeeming quality to appeal to men.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:03 PM

^^true

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:06 PM

I think I just sharted in my mouth. That's a thing, right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:11 PM

I think the three of you are gross morons

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:16 PM

I assume you're talking about Gossip.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:19 PM

I'm talking about you 7:19 - you're a sexist, fun-hating, right wing, homophobic, self-hating (and Gossip-hating) jerk,

Posted by 7:16 | May 3, 2010 7:28 PM

gross

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:37 PM

she would be a great fuck..
you can say 'gross' all you want, but all of your cocks would melt and cum buckets the second you'd slide into that thick, juicy pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:43 PM

Beth is looking more and more like Danny DeVito as The Penguin. I would, however, prefer to hear Danny/The Penguin sing.

Lady used to have ballz - now she just sounds like a shrieking disco-cat. Sucks to this.


Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:44 PM

she's amazingly talented and i bet she gets laid like crazy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:54 PM

Francine Fishbaugh

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 7:55 PM

"she would be a great fuck..
you can say 'gross' all you want, but all of your cocks would melt and cum buckets the second you'd slide into that thick, juicy pussy."

would need to roll in her flour first

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 8:27 PM

it was a fabulous show

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 8:42 PM

7:03 - spot on

How gratuitous and unnecessary.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:00 PM

hahaaa

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:03 PM

great comments!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:41 PM

obviously commentors who attack people anonymously on the internet are cowardly morons but what else do you expect on a website like this? the number of people who actually care about nyc music and music news seems like its way less now than rich superficial scum who want to run their mouths and pretend they're cool

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 9:49 PM

lolz

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 10:09 PM

I hate to say it (because I like this band) but she looks like a character that Matt Lucas would play on Little Britain in these pictures.

"I want that one"

Posted by BITTY | May 3, 2010 10:20 PM

i'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 10:29 PM

Wanna tell you a story
'Bout a woman I know
Ah, come to lovin'
Ooh, she steals the show
She ain't exactly pretty
Ain't exactly small
Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty-six
You could say she's got it all!...

A whole lotta woman
Whole lotta Rosie

AC/DC

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 10:34 PM

Never met a woman, never met a woman like you
Doin all the things, doin all the things you do
You're a whole lotta woman, whole lotta wo-maaan...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 10:49 PM

7:19's comment was way better than 7:16's wack, predictable response. 7:16 is like David Denby minus intelligence. Just an anti-snark automaton.

I do think Beth Ditto looks pretty ridiculous, but I also did look at these pictures. So that means something.

Should be noted that motherfuckers love the Gossip in Europe.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:02 PM

Beth Ditto has the key to my heart!

Posted by Regular reader | May 3, 2010 11:18 PM

she looks like a tim burton creation

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:40 PM

Never, Never say Never!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 12:30 AM

I would like to have sex with her.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 12:55 AM

yeah, she's fat, and awesome! that happens, and she's got more money, and puss, and/or peen than you'll ever have, so suck on that you fucks!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 5:47 AM

"Beth Ditto has the key to my heart!"

Be careful, She might eat it.


"yeah, she's fat, and awesome! that happens, and she's got more money, and puss, and/or peen than you'll ever have, so suck on that you fucks!"


Doubt she is rolling in money but even if she were and even if everything you say is true it will all mean nothing if she drops dead from a massive heart attack from being that disgustingly overweight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 6:09 AM

i heard she is boning nathan from wavves

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 8:39 AM

At least she's not a FLATSO

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 9:03 AM

She's overweight and embraces who she is. Out in the open and loving life with nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of. This is much more than I can say about you anonymous F--khead losers!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 9:03 AM

Embracing the fact the you are obviously overweight may make you and others feel ok about it, but it doesnt make it healthy and ok. And who cars if she fucks and has money? Is that some bizzaro world consolation prize for being annoying and having unfulfilled potential?

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 9:57 AM

@9:03 Oh go fuck yourself. You have no clue as to what she embraces or what she is or is not ashamed of. In fact her morbid obesity would point to a psychological state far from perfect. Her flaunting it i would say overcompensates for that.

The fact remains, whatever her state, she is a serious health risk to herself not to mention the food supply of most Third World countries

I suggest, as such a big fan, that you spend less time yelling at anonymous posters and more time banding together with her other fans and try to get her some help.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 10:07 AM

Why drag out the health card just cause it's a woman? Are people worried about that fat freak from Fucked Up.

I'm saddened by fat people just as much as the next guy, well more than the next guy probably. But at least she's trying to pull together a look. I'd rather watcher her up on stage than that disgusting trainwreck fronting Le Savy Fav.

Granted I haven't seen them live in years but I've never seen more ladies whipping their shirts off than at a Gossip show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 10:35 AM

Also it's gotta be a medical condition. She must burn 10,000 kcal a night running around like that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 10:41 AM

@ 10:07...if you don't get hit by a truck today, my wish didn't come true.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 10:52 AM

"i always couldnt stand fat chicks that shoved their fat tits in your face because it was their only redeeming quality to appeal to men."

^^ this guy has had very few tits anywhere near him.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 11:23 AM

I dont care much for the Gossip, but its pathetic you guys dumb down this band only because their singer is obese

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 12:36 PM

10:07 back here to respond to a few comments.

@10:35 I cannot speak for the others but who said i was dragging out the health card only cause it is a woman. The fat guys from Fucked Up and Les Savy Fav are obese as well and tremendous health risks to themselves. Oh and yeah lots of girls showing their tits at Gossip shows. Lots of ugly fucking girls so who cares.

@10:41 I doubt it is a medical condition. Dancing around a stage for a month or so at times is not a highly energized workout.

@10:52 Oh sorry to have hurt your little feelings. Please feel free to drop dead you piece of shit.

@12:36 I dumb down this band cause they SUCK

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 2:01 PM

she would be a great fuck..
you can say 'gross' all you want, but all of your cocks would melt and cum buckets the second you'd slide into that thick, juicy pussy.


i just lol'ed

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 2:24 PM

something tells me she looks better with her clothes on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 5:50 PM

I wouldn't fuck her with 7:43's dick and 12:55 pushin'...

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2010 5:59 PM


To the mature people here: you might appreciate this remix of "Heavy Cross". Tiesto played it the last time he was in NYC.

Posted by Armin van Buuren | May 6, 2010 8:08 PM

Saw 'em in Chicago in 2007 and they were unbelievably great. Saw 'm in DC last summer and spent half the show apologizing to the friends I brought. Lost their edge.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 4:04 PM

The AC/DC quote was the best comment in this thread and yet somehow went over all of your heads.

Posted by unanymous | May 12, 2010 11:04 AM

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