Posted in music | pictures on May 13, 2010

"I am not exaggerating when I say that Iggy Pop's udder was 6 inches from my mouth tonight. Thank god for corporate VIP shows that let me in." -Klaus Kinski

"thank you upscale corporate New York assholes" -Iggy

The Stooges @ MHOW in Brooklyn - May 12, 2010 (iPhone pic by Ryan Muir)
The Stooges

Iggy Pop and the Stooges have public shows coming up that include NXNE in Toronto in June and ATP NY in the fall. Last night (5/12) they played a free, but invite-only show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (capacity around 600 lucky people) with the Virgins (who joined the Stooges on stage) and Free Energy.

Despite rumors that he was retiring, Iggy did stage dive. As you can tell from the above picture, Iggy also invited the crowd on the stage as usual, but during "Shake Appeal". The band consisted of Mike Watt, Scott "Rock Action" Asheton, Steve McKay on sax, and guitarist James Williamson who took over for the deceased Ron Asheton. The crowd was not actually as upscale corporate as Iggy pointed out - there was a mix of everyone including old punks and models. Some young punk rockers spotted in the audience included Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and members of Dirty Projectors. The venue was decked out with old rock n roll photos. There was a VIP area upstairs and open bar and food. Before the encore, Iggy made mention of the fact that it was cool that nobody had to pay to get in. Thanks PP for the report. The setlist and more below...

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SETLIST (via Klaus Kinski)
The Stooges

SET TIMES (via Klaus Kinski)
The Stooges

Stooges tour dates via Mike Watt

ig, scott asheton, steve mackay and james williamson
w/me trying my hardest on bass for them

friday, july 2
at the festival beauregard
herouville saint-clair, france

wednesday, july 7
at l'olympia
paris, france

friday, july 9
at the rock zottegem festival
zottegem, belgium

saturday, july 10
at the les deferlantes festival
argeles sur mer, france

monday, july 12
at the les nuits d'istres festival
istres, france

wednesday, july 14
at the les nuits de fourviere festival
lyon, france

friday, july 16
at the fiera della musica festival
azzano decimo, italy

sunday, july 18
at the colours of ostrava festival
ostrava, czech republic

tuesday, july 20
at the paleo festival
nyon, switzerland

sunday, august 1
at the sonisphere festival
knebworth, england

tuesday, august 3
at the glavclub
saint petersburg, russia

thursday, august 5
at the milk club
moscow, russia

saturday, august 7
at the sonisphere festival
stora skuggan, sweden

sunday, august 8
at the sonisphere festival
kirjurinluoto, finland

wednesday, august 11
at the oya festival
oslo, norway

saturday, august 14
at the pinkpop classic
megaland, netherlands

friday, september 3
at atp new york 2010
monticello, ny

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Comments (73)

Some young punk rockers spotted in the audience included Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and members of Dirty Projectors.


They're not punk rockers at all....

Posted by Hahahhaah | May 13, 2010 10:54 AM

"Some young punk rockers spotted in the audience included Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and members of Dirty Projectors."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Punk is dead

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 10:59 AM

^^ I believe it was meant lighthearted

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 10:59 AM

the only thing worse than a bad brooklyn vegan commenter is one with no sense of irony or humor.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:00 AM

did anyone blag their way into this?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:06 AM

Kate Bosworth, Justin Long, Kelly Osbourne, and Chloe Sevigny were there

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:13 AM

Iggy Pop = sell out

Playing at Bam's wedding....now some corporate show in Hipsterville?

I'm sure Kate Bosworth, Justin Long, Kelly Osbourne, and Chloe Sevigny can't even name 3 songs by the Stooges!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:16 AM


Justin Long was there,,,he's a MacDaddy
Kelly Osbourne? HA!

The Cast of Eclipse was there!
And Justin Bieber!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:18 AM

@ 11:00 agreed

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:24 AM

They also did FUNHOUSE as the last song of the encore (which is not listed on the setlist) after NO FUN.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:29 AM

i also didn't think the "some young punk rockers" comment was sarcastic, actually. and i'll laugh at anything.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:55 AM

I found it ironic that the crowd at Iggy's show, who paid nothing, was shaking their asses harder than when LCD soundsystem played there. I haven't seen a crowd go that bonkers in a while

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 11:56 AM

It was definitely sarcasm, but not mean sarcasm... just kind of playful sarcasm. :-/

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 13, 2010 11:59 AM

Sure you don't mean Scott "Rock Action" Asheton???

Posted by donn | May 13, 2010 12:01 PM

11:56 you don't go to many metal/punk/hardcore shows do you?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:03 PM

"Sure you don't mean Scott "Rock Action" Asheton???"

fixed, thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 13, 2010 12:06 PM

Sure you don't mean Justin "Rock Action" Long?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:06 PM

Iggy was amazing then lost 100 cool points when he invited the virgins to join him onstage during the encore.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:06 PM

strokes were there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:08 PM

*sigh* Private, celebrity encrusted shows...

Iggy totally deserves the royalty treatment, he's one of the best! However, that show sounds like vomit.

Posted by old guy | May 13, 2010 12:20 PM

Vampire Weekend and the Eclipse Cast were backstage doing Coke off of Strippers Tits and laughing about how they take hipsters money

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:24 PM

12:20 - SPOT ON

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:25 PM

No joke...Fred Savage was there. Talked with him at the bar. His favorite Stooges' album is "Fun House". He also remarked that this season's run of 'Party Down' is really going to bring the laughs.

"Ordinary Fucking People!"

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:26 PM

show wasn't vomit, was lots of fun actually. I think you just wish you had a spot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:27 PM

Thread hijacked....SWANS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:32 PM

BV Commenters Pleased by Celebrity Count at Stooges Show

It's like an episode of TMZ on this board. Missing the point much?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:35 PM

having those pussies the virgins during encore did blow major turds. but overall show was amazing if you were up front and not too concerned about getting messy. but seriously, douche bag factor was at a high, love that iggy called all those glitterati phonies out. shwingggggggggg

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:38 PM

ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:39 PM

justin bieber was there, iggy brought him and kim kardashian onstage to do "5 foot 1"

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:40 PM

I'm sure the show was fun, how can a Stooges show not be fun, but the more celebrities that get mentioned as being in attendance, and the more elite and special the crowd becomes described as, the less cool and real and rock n roll this event ends up coming across as. As fun as a show is, a private corporate sponsored invite only show masquerading as a real rock show is still only a private corporate sponsored invite only show masquerading as a real rock show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:43 PM

it was never a real "punk rock show" it was a Ray Ban shilling session. Iggy is cool, but he's still selling out , big time. For some reason it's ok tho? They must have paid him BANK to get him to do that show. As for the Virgins. Were terrible, dude was dressed like a mime. Iggy was clueless by inviting them onstage. no no no

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:46 PM

@12:27:

Saw Stooges at Jones Beach with the lowly public a few years back - and had a blast!

Not everybody wants to be behind the velvet ropes buddy... especially if you've done time there and realized that the amount of crappy people you have to deal with make the "good life" miserable.

Private parties are for people who enjoy feeling superior to everyone else.

Posted by old guy | May 13, 2010 12:48 PM

Iggy should get paid. Guy made zero money with the Stooges and went near broke making all those albums with Bowie in the late 70s. Bowie even released his version of "China Girl" because he felt bad for Iggy's money situation and wanted to get him quick cash with royalties. Iggy is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:48 PM

Jesse Eisenberg was there too. No zombies though sadly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:50 PM

Don't forget Ike Davis and Jeff Francouer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:53 PM

Who's the hot nerd with Iggy in that shot?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 1:02 PM

Did he say it was cool that nobody had to pay to get in? I thought he made a crack that the show should be over since nobody paid to get in but he played more anyway.

He made another crack about the corporate (something) dancers on the stage when he invited people to join him up there. Anyone remember?

I don't blame Iggy for wanting to make money. But it didn't really feel like some corporate shit party while he was performing, everyone was going crazy. Although the iphones and blackberries 6 inches from his face, please.

Posted by anon | May 13, 2010 1:29 PM

I wrote the last comment, maybe it was the quote at the top of the post that I was thinking of about - "corporate assholes."

Posted by anon | May 13, 2010 1:31 PM

I wasn't there, but it's good to see some Raw Power tracks in the set list, added no doubt because Williamson's the guitarist now and that was his album. The reunited Stooges from ca. 2004 till Ron died only played stuff from the first two records.

Posted by Regular reader | May 13, 2010 1:44 PM

@12:48...I totally agree with, you but why try to preach the truth to a bunch of whiny, know-nothing hipsters. Iggy is an absolute legend and that's all there is to realize!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 1:55 PM

"The reunited Stooges from ca. 2004 till Ron died only played stuff from the first two records."

Not true. They played "Search and Destroy" and "I Got a Right" 2 years ago at Terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 2:19 PM

New York Pussy Smells Like a Dog.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 2:35 PM

I heard even Nur Kahn was there!

Posted by Nur Kahn | May 13, 2010 2:36 PM

!!!!!!!SSSWWWAAANNNSSS!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 2:45 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 2:47 PM

I stand corrected. Though the couple times I saw them, it was first two records only.

Posted by Regular reader | May 13, 2010 2:50 PM

LOL @ dude is who playing like seeing Iggy in a small intimate venue is a bad thing and it's better to be "common" at jones beach and see him in the distance. Wrong. Getting to see an artist like that in such a small venue is a win no matter what/who you are.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:01 PM

@ 3:01pm

Read all my comments. Talking about PRIVATE affairs, NOT small venues. Only mentioned Jones B because that's the last time I saw Iggy and The Stooges.

Don't want to be at private parties 'cause I have to share the air with smug little tight-pants fellows who use cute acronyms like "LOL."

Posted by old guy | May 13, 2010 3:16 PM

Bottom line....if you're in a small venue while Iggy & the Stooges are playing and you care about the "crowd", you obviously aren't paying attention to the music and shouldn't be there in the first place!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:31 PM

this was a Nylon Magazine/Ray Ban party. lame!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:46 PM

3:31 you are totally wrong. The crowd can be as important as the venue. Just as the right/wrong venue can effect a performance, so can the right/wrong type of people there. Same can be said for the type of show it was. A corporate show with a guest list just isn't the same animal as a real show. It might be great, but it's just a different animal altogether.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:49 PM

I was there as my friend's guest and the crowd went absolutely nuts for Iggy. It felt like a rock show, not some bullshit corporate thing. And beside the celebrities listed above also there were Bob Gruen and David Fricke. Are they the wrong kind of people too?

Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2010 3:55 PM

@3:49...typical statement from a NY hipster d-bag. Enjoy the show and STFU!

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

i went and got some new york pussy

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:07 PM

Bob Gruen is at everything. I've yet to be at a show in the last five years where Bob Gruen was not in the audiience. So he is not a good indicator of the crowd one way or the other. David Fricke is difficult to look at with that ridiculous hair and really who cares about David Fricke, Most of the hipsters there probably didn't know who either of them were.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:17 PM

"It felt like a rock show". Perfect comment. You've proved my point exactly.

Not a rock show but the perfect simulation.


IF you have to qualify something by saying it felt like the thing it was supposed to be, ratherr than just being it, then you're admitting it was a bit of a sham by nature.

A rock show shouldn't FEEL like a rock show, it should be one.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:21 PM

Can't believe how annoying the commenters are. They weren't even there and they are declaring it lame. Idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:33 PM

@ 12:48 if you think private parties make you superior you are truly pathetic and need to have your ego shit on

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 4:56 PM

@4:21pm Were you there? If so, how would you describe it?

Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2010 5:06 PM

4:21 here, and yes I was there. I would describe it is exactly as you described it... as having the 'feel' of a rock show. Only my take on that is different than yours. My take is that is not as good a thing as you think it was. Yes, everyone was into it and rocking out but it was clear by a quick survey of the crowd that most of these invited guests were into it and rocking out because they happen to be primarily young and were at a 'Rock Show' and that's what they were supposed to do. I'm not saying that most people there did't thoroughly enjoy the music, but I am saying that most of that audience weren't necessarily real fans of the Stooges and probably wouldn't have been there if this very same show were a regular ticketed event. These folks looked and dressed and acted otherwise very differently from most of the crowds you see at these type of shows that are open to real fans. "Hey we're at a crazy rock show, let's act like we're at a crazy rock show" was the feeling I got from most of these attendees while the band played. It was fun and energetic but there was an underlying feeling of pretentiousness and phonyness in that crowd that you couldn't shake.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 5:34 PM

Spending wayyyy to much time thinking out your comments people. So people liked it. Some people thought it was lame. Blah blah blah. You don't have to defend your taste. Nor do you have to assume your taste is paramount. Put your energy into something more constructive

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 5:38 PM

we're not talking about tastes here, we're talking about class systems and people's behavior inside/outside of those classes, and how that gets displayed when classes clash/mingle.... i.e. Stooges play for corporate day traders and models at the exclusion of actual Stooges fans.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 5:56 PM

New York Pussy Smells Like a Dog.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 6:01 PM

why so much jealousy? i didnt go to the show because im nobody, but i dont see the need to hate on it either. it was what it was. a old "legend" playing a show for corporate fashion people, many of whom probably didnt know his music at all but had a good time nonetheless. i bet there were few real fans. but i also bet it was fun anyway. the end.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 6:09 PM

I think the jealousy arises from the fact that when Iggy plays for his real fans he never plays in an intimate venue like this, so there is quite an ironic aspect to the people that don't know his music and don't really care getting this kind of access while the people who truly would/should be there in this kind of space are not allowed. There's your answer. This happens all the time, and it never makes any sense.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 6:18 PM

when i saw the stooges, it was free and in a record store and scott ashton was banging on a suitcase and bucket because he didn't have drums.

better than any stooges show you've seen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 6:20 PM

Anyone who was at this show isn't "real"/"worthy." All those people were a mile or so away at Venom P. Stinger.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 6:52 PM

to 12:28:

i was at the jones beach show too bro and with sonic youth opening it was fucking epic. I gave huge shout-outs to Steve Shelley (knew him when he was in the great Crucifucks) that were acknowledged by the band.

iggy dove into my arms (in the 2nd row) three times and we sang (raged?) together every time. they were amazing and mike watt adds a depth to the bottom end that dave alexander never could've dreamed off. godhead!!

every-fucking-thing that has come since the Stooges in rock that has any balls has it's roots in them. they are the original primal scream! all you motherfuckers should bow down and hope you rock half as hard as someone your grandfather's age could and did so even harder back in 1968 when NO others did!!! punk rock, pshaw...

fuck all ya haters! bite me "meh" fuckers...ya all suck...ya owe them (not just Iggy) yer utmost gobsmacked respect. Lester Bangs got it right! end of rant...
ha

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

Boycott this m@#$ f^%c3r sellout. Let Lindsay Lohan and her entourage pay his concerts and records.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 9:28 AM

Ray-Ban Celebrates the Legendary Aviator With Live Performances From Top Rock Groups:

Ray-Ban celebrates the birth of the brand with the re-launch of their most iconic frames - the Ray-Ban Aviator - with a live event at New York's epicenter of indie rock, the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The event focused on the influence that the iconoclastic sounds and style of the 1970s have had on some of today's most influential bands.

Headlined by Iggy & The Stooges, with support from New York's own The Virgins and the Philadelphia based Free Energy, with a DJ set by New York City's party girl Roxy Cottontail, the main feature of the event was the live collaborative performance as The Virgins joined Iggy & The Stooges on stage to perform one of the band's classic tracks.

The New York event was the first of two special evenings, with the next at London's Scala on May 26th. The London event will be headlined by the New York Dolls, with support from The Big Pink and the Plastiscines and a DJ set by Jarvis Cocker.

Posted by rayban | May 14, 2010 10:20 AM

So Ray-Ban hired Iggy because they wanted someone who represented the "1970's".

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 10:29 AM

yawn

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 11:43 AM

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