Posted in music | pictures on May 13, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

Martha Wainwright @ the High Violet Annex
Martha Wainwright

As advertised, INLETS, ZACHARY CALE, HELADO NEGRO, JULIANNA BARWICK, THE LUYAS (who came all the way from Montreal for the 20 minute performance), TALK NORMAL, ARLT (from France) and MARTHA WAINWRIGHT played short sets at the National's High Violet Annex space in NYC last night. The makeshift venue was created to promote the band's new album with the same name and will feature a different lineup of stuff curated by the band each night. Last night was the second evening. The first, as mentioned, had DJs that included members of Blonde Redhead. Tonight, night three, will have movies and live sets by Phosphorescent, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten and possibly others. It's safe to say that The National will play it at least once before it ends Saturday night (right before the show they're playing at BAM). More pictures & some videos from last night below...

High Violet Annex

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Inlets

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Helado Negro

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

The Luyas

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

Talk Normal

ARLT

ARLT

ARLT

ARLT

ARLT

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

---

      

Comments (12)


ARLT And Martha were AMAZING. THANK YOU THE NATIONAL.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:56 PM

ARLT and Martha were Amazing. Thank you THE NATIONAL.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:57 PM

I would hit it....yes all of it....

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:25 PM

MEHtha Wainwright

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:59 PM

they were all great!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 5:11 PM

Looks like National is playing tonight.

othermusicPhosphorescent winding down a nice set of songs from the new album. Hmmm... the National just loaded in their gear, what could that mean?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 6:40 PM

that art piece was in back of them when they played Summerstage last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 7:12 PM

Highly disappointed that The National did not even play one song this evening. What's up with that?!! I think that if you are promoting an album-and fans are coming out to support you- you should have the common courtesy to show your appreciation. Play a song already! I can see arts performances on my own time...

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:30 PM

"I think that if you are promoting an album-and fans are coming out to support you- you should have the common courtesy to show your appreciation."

Or maybe you could be slightly more appreciative that they put together a show that enabled you to see a bunch of cool bands for free. Besides, they taped Letterman today, which I think is done at 5pm. I doubt they had time to do both.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 1:00 AM

^^^ if that was sarcasm, it was really funny. if that was serious, it was really sad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 1:35 AM

i was at the annex tonight and still enjoyed myself without hearing the National play National songs. they're promoting an album but that doesn't have to limit them. it was kinda cool to see the guys experiment, jam and score music to Sufjan's film clip. Do National fans not like "artsy" creativity? Tonight, the High Violet Annex reminded me of Tonic and how much I miss it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 2:37 AM

this is how music should be all kinds of different bands on the same bill and films too. I agree with 2:37 than you National, open a club so this could happen all the time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2010 11:57 AM

Leave a Comment