Posted in music | pictures on June 22, 2010

photos by Vincent Cornelli

Band of Horses
Grizzly Bear

As previously mentioned, Band of Horses (who played Grand Central two nights earlier), Grizzly Bear (who headline their own show at Governors Island in August) & Karen Elson (who played the Studio at Webster Hall one night earlier) played the first show of the summer at Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday (6/20). More pictures from the sold out, ticketed concert, below...

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Band of Horses played with Broken Social Scene in Toronto one night earlier.

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Comments (136)

really does seem like a waste not to be facing the city skyline

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 9:18 AM

we could see the band and the skyline from our roof, but stayed inside instead.

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

BOH Setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 9:29 AM

how is grizzly bear opening for band of horses??? did they have plans that night or something?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 9:53 AM

they should have just had this concert in one of the condos

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 9:58 AM

Something tells me the BoH keyboard player is concentrating on a cheeseburger (just out of view).

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:06 AM

good choice, now the sun is not in your eyes half the show. that's the reason they must have changed stage location.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:08 AM

barry manilow should have headlined

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:21 AM

heeeyyyy smoke up johnny!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:22 AM

it was a banner-fucking-year in the bender household

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:28 AM

If you want to see the skyline, you can turn around, it's really pretty simple. You can still hear the music when you're not looking at the stage...it's fascinating.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:28 AM

should have been sponsored by the iPad

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:34 AM

i just wrote the setlist but bv bounced the comment. i'm not doing it again.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:39 AM

C'mon man, you know hipsters are more passe than that...should've been sponsored by the Sony Sport Walkman. That yellow jawn with auto-reverse def hauled in some 'tang back in the day!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:39 AM

Shut up, bitch! Go fix me a turkey pot pie.

Posted by Dan | June 22, 2010 10:39 AM

so is karen elson an amish band?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:42 AM

hipsters at this show? seriously? for band of horses and grizzly bear next to some condos?

are you blind, stupid, or just completely out of touch?

this about the bourgeoist show that ever happened.

this show goes well with priuses and marble countertops and petitions to open a williamsburg whole foods.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:46 AM

remember when we had a waterfront park that was open on sundays?

why does it cost $75 bucks now

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:48 AM

Soundgarden should play here! When will they play NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:52 AM

it was actually refreshingly bereft of "hipsters." they were all on the street and along the fence complaining they they couldn't see/hear well enough.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:53 AM

Come on you people...find another waterfront park while those with money sublease it for a few hours. ! I love it when it works out this way.

I don't care what people say...there is nothing better than disposable income.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:59 AM

"this show goes well with priuses and marble countertops and petitions to open a williamsburg whole foods."

someone hasn't gotten over their suburban childhood, which is probably why they live in billyburg in the first place

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:00 AM

11am sure thinks he's got shit figured out, don't he

the nouveau riche always think the class war is over because they've got some money in their pocket

meanwhile, the rest of the world (including actually powerful, actually rich people) view them and their petty self satisfied luxuries with contempt.

being a cliché yuppie on top of being foolish enough to blow your hard earned cash on a overpriced, over-financed condo or trendy consumer products doesn't make you a winner, it makes you a dupe. the rest of the world laughs at you

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:13 AM

Grizzly Bear relly kicked out the Jamz

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:14 AM

grizzly bear look hardly engaged and kind of embarrassed to be playing the show

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:15 AM

Isn't Williamsburg now actually a suburb of NYC? Looks just like a small college town plopped down in the middle of Brooklyn. Hipsters ARE bourgeois. And gimme a break on the "remember whens" - no one writing on this board is likely to remember W'burg before the 1990s.

Posted by redbecca | June 22, 2010 11:18 AM

1046, you forgot private roofdecks, armani interiors, cold storage for fresh direct delivery, media room, conference room, lap pool, gym, parking space, floor to ceiling windows, high ceilings, designer tiles, subzero, viking range, central air, internet intercom/surveillance, recessed speakers, 24hr white-glove concierge, local artwork in lobby and halls, basement storage, artisan hardware, steps to the subway, southern exposure and views to the west, and humus

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:19 AM

williamsburg is largely too expensive even for rich college students these days

it's a genuinely upscale neighborhood now, especially near the waterfront park

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:27 AM

edit-tiles are on the kitchen backsplash and bathroom walls--and don't give me that tile border or chest high nonsense: tile to the sky for enjoyment in endless soaking tub/jacuzzi

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:28 AM

Please tell me someone punched that fucker in the great gatsby t-shirt?

Posted by the big boss man | June 22, 2010 11:32 AM

it's a real shame the recession didn't knock all the condo dwelling class fuckers on their asses

I think it's going to take a real war

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:37 AM

did anyone meet ANDREW?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:40 AM

you can throw a brick through a window. if you tie rope around a brick, you can throw it through multiple windows. just sayin

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:47 AM

Grizzly Bear sounded amazing. Band of Horses were ok but I lost interest quickly. All in all with weather and good food a great evening.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:56 AM

so is there a way to just go into those condos and watch the concert from there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:00 PM

we should start mugging people around north 10th and Berry in Williamsburg

really violent, cruel muggings, where we take and drop people's iPhone 4s in water, and force them to watch

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:04 PM

11:40 - I saw ANDREW being hauled out with about 4 songs to go. Security was trying to calm him down. They let him back in for the last song.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:13 PM

you all sound like the biggest babies ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:17 PM

no one's going to love you more than aandreww

Posted by pm | June 22, 2010 12:18 PM

ANDREW!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:32 PM

What's up with that noise reversing the stage set-up??And to the knuckleheads in the first rows,SMILE!!!!you're on the internets!!!

Posted by jjc | June 22, 2010 12:42 PM

WTF? Are they seriously moderating comments on Brooklyn Vegan now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:43 PM

williamsburg died 10 years ago. if you want to find a cultureless neighborhood in brooklyn that's where you go.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:48 PM

what is the matter with you people!?!?! Get you minds in the gutter. Let me help. With regards to Karen Elson, I'd hit it....

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:50 PM

oh...and the bassist in her band too...I would also hit it as well...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:54 PM

12:50 watch out for Jack White!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 12:59 PM

Williamsburg died 10 years ago? I was there 10 years ago and it was just shitty abandoned factories and Hasidic Jews.

It's become Manhattan Lite now, but 10 years ago it was basically Red Hook.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:10 PM

1:10 is retarded

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:34 PM

these condos are a wildly overpriced, and you're buying (still, and inexplicably) in a buyers market, yet paying through the roof for property with unpredictable resale value.

wburg condo people are dumbasses

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:37 PM

10 years ago, Wburg was still cool, still a cheaper and less crowded alternative to the E Village and LES, and not full of lemmings from midwest, thinking they're on to something new and fresh. And Cokey's was still open.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:41 PM

the "midwest" thing is possibly the stupidest untrue truism on bv comments

most of the yupster shitheads in brooklyn grew up in jersey, connecticut, long island, and worst of all, westchester

it's an ivy league, over achieving, east coast crew

the midwest is were level headed, well intentioned, humble types come from, and there aren't many of them in this town

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:54 PM

Unfortunately, 1:54 is right.

And of course, who do you think is trying to perpetuate the "midwest yokel" meme? Shitheads who went to Wesleyan, of course.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:58 PM

Haha, spoken like a true Ohio-an. Douche.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 1:58 PM

My east coast suburb is more legit than your midwest suburb.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:01 PM

the real scourge of hipsterville is ivy league privileged fucks who are sure they're smarter than the rest of the world, but couldn't survive for a second in the face of any actual struggle

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:02 PM

the real scourge of hipsterville is ivy league privileged fucks who are sure they're smarter than the rest of the world, but couldn't survive for a second in the face of any actual struggle

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:02 PM

at least now we have lone star at the levee

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:06 PM

how did indie rock become wine and cheese music?

pretty far removed from what Black Flag was in 1982, or even Pavement in 1994. Shit, even Built to Spill in 1999 had more balls than this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:09 PM

2:09 what the heck are you talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:10 PM

In my day, indie rock bands stabbed everyone in the audience with dull knives. Shit is so pussy now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:13 PM

why is everyone here an angsty teenager ?

jesus chill the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:13 PM

if you get confused, listen to the music play!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:16 PM

Everyone here is so "hard" talking about the "tough days" of indie rock. That still exists. If you want moshing/dingy ass shows at the market hotel, go to those shows. Don't buy tickets to pastoral folk bands waterfront shows. You get what you pay for. There's enough room for everyone people---go to shows you like, and let others go to shows they like. But please, just shut the fuck up about shows not being "punk rock" nobody ever said Band of Horses was "punk"

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:18 PM

@218 my itunes labeled the first BOH alternative and punk. Now I am confused.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:27 PM

these bands are paint by numbers pap

their careers are funded almost entirely by commercial licensing

the fanbase are the worst cliches of snotty rich urban yuppies

the scene is really embarrassing garbage

this "indie rock" genre used to be about making music that rock critics and savvy fans revered as much 10 years after the fact as when it was released.

do you really think that could be said for this middle of the road easy listening mush? the music is MADE to be in commercials, by design. That's it's main reason to exist

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:31 PM

what kind of tool names their band "Band of Horses"?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:36 PM

2:31 it is clear that you have not listened to one minute of the bands music besides the Funeral...thanks for making it as clear as day!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:41 PM

indie rock is just an irrelevant sound. any dickhead can form a 3 piece verse-chorus-verse band with relaish based lyrics.

anyone go to the bushwick music fest? anything good? commenters here only knew darlings, and that band sucks. would have liked a followup of that fest. is bushwick authentic? can a girl walk the streets there?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 2:58 PM

Whew! The level of dialogue in BV is at an all time low. That's sad. I blame p-fork for not allowing comments on their site.

What's going on in "indie" is it's gone legit. Face it, your beloved Merge and Matador are now corporate subsidiaries. Asobi Seksu in the bckgrnd of that Budweiser Ad. Nick Drake for VW.

Band of Horses is on Columbia, so they're labelmates w. Bob Dylan, which seems to somehow be affecting their wardrobe. They look like a gang of outlaws.

Ed Droste's shorts also look fab-o.

And yeah these shows are for people in their 30s w. disposable income, so what?

Don't reach for cred you can't claim.

Real cred is putting food on the table for your family, so calm down and consider yourself lucky to have your 1st world probs in the first place.

I'm already tired of the ANDREW Meme.

Different folks. Different Strokes.

Posted by jonaubin | June 22, 2010 3:01 PM

3:01 misunderstands many things, not the least among them the meanings of the words "legit" and "cred."

middle class values are not inalienably what "grown ups" have to aspire to to be serious adults. Not everyone buys into that hallmark lifestyle, and many historically respected figures have not followed that life path, yet they somehow manage to be the heroes of history.

there is more than one way to put food on the table, and being a cookie cutter consumer is not the only respectable route to adulthood out there.

Get off your high horse, you can repeat your platitudes to all of us, and presumably to yourself, but it doesn't make your life style any less uninspired, any less self-serving, or any less dull. You're just another yuppie, and a self righteous one at that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:12 PM

312...huh?

im not even 301, but i dont really think you're doing anything but projecting your beliefs against a comment irrelevant to your own.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:20 PM

everyone commenting here are basically the same people, just differnet names. Pot calling kettle black. Get over it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:20 PM

Wait, so I see what people were talking about yesterday. That first section is gated off and security stops people from getting in there once it is filled? So if you are in there and decide to go get a beer they won't let you back in unless someone comes out?

Ohhhhhhh yeah you motherfuckers, let's see you try that shit at the other waterfront shows. That is just bullshit but try it at Primus/Gogol and watch those gates go right the fuck down.

Friendly warning to OSA and AEG. Quit that pussy shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:24 PM

man we live in a head in the sand conservative era

how did criticizing self obsessed consumerism become "attacking people's beliefs"?

are we all randian objectivists now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:27 PM

We're not two, we are one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:28 PM

Correct, 3:24.

I saw all sorts of livid motherfuckers with hot dogs and single beers in their hands that left the first section not knowing they weren't going to be let back in. So now they get to watch the rest of the show without their friends because they wanted a beer or had to piss.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:30 PM

i don't really get the name calling here; music is music - indie, punk, who cares? Just because someone likes or dislikes a particular band makes you eligible to get savaged on the streets of Williamsburg? You either like a band or you don't, doesn't necessarily have anything to do with class, age, income level, taste in food, whether or not you like Ed Droste's shorts. Fuck, I'm over 50, I like Grizzly Bear, don't get Band of Horses at all, just as likely to listen to the Emerson String Quartet as Fucked Up, what difference does it make?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:33 PM

that's really a cop out, 3:33. we're not supposed to call a bullshit on crap bands anymore? what if a band is just the worst cynical pandering, not to mention what we used to (unapologetically) call "sell outs"?

we live in an era where tastes aren't supposed to mean anything anymore, and strongly disliking something is considered childishness. That's ridiculous.

What's great about great music is that it's more than just casual listening. Great music has passion and stirs up abstract and personal feelings that no other artform can touch upon. It's out of respect for what great music is that we call bullshit on all the insincere garbage that tries to force its way into dominating the cultural landscape.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:43 PM

3:30p, I would have been off the chain angry if that happened to me. As stated before

message to OSA and AEG, cut that crap out right now. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED


Also, to 3:33pm, you are over 50 and making comments on a stupid music blog? Really? Not to be an ageist but how about just sitting back and enjoying your golden years.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:46 PM

I wanna see the 2:58 dickhead write a verse-chorus-verse song that is actually good. My gut says you've never come close.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:48 PM

3:46, who are you to say what's appropriate for a 50 year old to do or not do? shut the fuck up, kid

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:49 PM

its funny to see poor hipster perspectives on here. yeah, success= cookiecutter hallmark dullness. right. have fun in your roach infested clubhouse mckibbin loft

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:54 PM

i get your point 3.43, and I share your passion for great music and your utter disdain for what I consider to be crap. But who are you or I to decide what goes into which category? You correctly state that music is an artform, and art is subjective, to each his/her own. I feel bad for people who waste their time listening to wimpy pop crap, but I personally don't think any less of them as human beings.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 3:57 PM

well I do hold other people's taste and politics and lifestyle against them--fuck yall

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:05 PM

3:57 who do you listen to

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:06 PM

I listen to ELO pretty much exclusively.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:07 PM

"well I do hold other people's taste and politics and lifestyle against them--fuck yall"

Of course and it is perfectly ok and right to do that. Their music choices, their reading choices, their venue preferences, lifestyle, politics and more. Fuck you if you don't like being judged on that. That's life.

"3:46, who are you to say what's appropriate for a 50 year old to do or not do? shut the fuck up, kid"

Fuck off Gramps. Tough shit if you don't like it. Kick back in your rocking chair.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:16 PM

3:57, I hear ya, but I also believe that history proves the validity of a cannon of all artforms, that is to say, what is historically respected as influential, essential, and "good," and what ain't.

While it's not always a perfect measure of quality; there is art that stands the test of time and there is crap that gets forgotten and time tends to bears this out pretty effectively (most of the time.)

it's also true that there are people with good enough taste to sort out what's genuinely novel and important enough to have staying power and what's not worth their time, and are able to tell the difference while the music (or whatever) is current.

it's easy to call these discerning people elitists or snobs, but I'm comfortable admitting that certain savvy people are more on the ball about what's ultimately worth my time and attention.

I don't particularly want to live in a world where we're so polite about everyone's tastes that we pretend that discerning quality versus crap is offensive elitism. A lot of what's out there is not good, and what's great is often ignored by the mass of people while it's current. Not everything is relative, some things are shit, or genius I'm not ashamed to point out the difference. It's a form of justice.

in that spirit, let me say that Band of Horses really are not essential by any stretch of the imagination, it's a sad state of affairs that they can command the kind of cash they're raking in, and frankly it's kind of pathetic that they get any respect at all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:25 PM

it's also true that a lot of the people who fill rooms for the crappier "artists" out there are themselves not very invested fans.

a lot of current indie pop concert goers just sort of barely listen to music at all. it's a minor part of their lives. why should I respect their tastes as equally valid to people who consume a lot of music and actively seek out music that's not like all the rest?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:38 PM

I hope I'm lively enough to still love music and talk about it when I'm 50.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:41 PM

^4:07 - I'm listening to ELO now and they sound worse now than they did then except for the 1st album, which had Roy Wood.
Geezers Takeover Begins Here!

Posted by donn | June 22, 2010 4:42 PM

^I agree with some of what you say-but not that history weeds out the crap. check your radio, 100 best lists, etc. we will have to live with these assholes forever. but they do serve a purpose-wherever you see a crowd, that's a place you don't need to consider, which makes the search a little easier

bv is well less than 50% relevant, what with all the jayz posts, etc. but there are some good posts, and that's what makes for some lively discussion here

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:44 PM

actually williamsburg died 5 years ago not 10 years ago. their is a big difference between present day w'burg and in 2000.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 4:57 PM

Which is basically what 1:10pm said.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 5:39 PM

The worst thing about Williamsburg is the lack of good hummus spots.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:03 PM

I remember back in the "golden days" of Williamsburg there was a hummus stand at every corner and pita bread triangles in everyones handbag.
It was a magical time, and only those that lived it will understand what a paradise Williamsburg used to be...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:08 PM

one thing is a constant from 10 years ago Williamsburg to now:

the hummus joke is fucking stupid and BV comments losers have got no humor skillz

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:13 PM

Back in the day, people used to refer to Williamsburg as the land of the chickpea. I recall one summer afternoon when I was down on my luck with no money in my pocket, and a friendly passer by said to me, "Hey brother. Come on up to my apartment. I have a fresh bowl of hummus sitting on my table, and your welcome to some."
So we sat there and sang chickpea songs til sunrise and everything felt right in the universe.
Williamsburg just ain't the same no more. :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:17 PM

6:13 has a hummus problem.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:21 PM

If you look real close, you can see a little hummus on the band of horses singers beard. Lucky bastard! They had hummus backstage!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:26 PM

arf arf arf hummus joke funny!

hardee hardee har!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:33 PM

I find the hummus thing to be rather comical. It adds a nice dimension to the standard Brooklyn Vegan band hate comments. I just hope that the hummus guy doesn't start with baba ghanouj jokes. There is nothing funny about eggplant. Nothing!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 6:40 PM

Band of Horses. Grizzly Bear.

Just wanted to say that, since it hadn't been mentioned in the last 25 comments.

I really like Band of Horses. I sort of like Grizzly Bear. I thought it was a great show. There are a lot of bands covered on this site that I don't care for. I choose not to leave comments on those posts telling fans of those bands that they are stupid and have bad taste for liking those bands.

Posted by Thierry Ennui | June 22, 2010 8:55 PM

the hummus shit is so not funny. get a life, dude. seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 9:17 PM

I think Ima gonna grow me a big beard.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 9:22 PM

i was there.....

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:20 PM

ANDREW!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 10:21 PM

I'm nauseous...i'm nauseous...i'm nauseous...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 11:28 PM

Glad the shot taken of the guy wearing a Great Gatsby t-shirt by the genius photographer just went completely over everyone's head

Posted by Jeff | June 23, 2010 1:17 AM

Hey 4.25 from yesterday, if you're still around, would have responded sooner but i'm too busy living out my golden years in my fucking rocking chair (lol). Fair points again, but I think that history's judgment on 'what is historically respected as influential, essential, and "good," and what ain't' requires a far longer period of time than any of us (especially me) will be around to see whose opinion ultimately bears fruit. Tastes change drastically over time - I often read about works considered to be classics now that were widely panned at the time. I for one don't feel smart or secure enough to make those judgments now - hell, I'm appalled at some of the stuff I liked 30-40 years ago! I'm glad though that there are intelligent and articulate people such as yourself who are comfortable making those judgments, otherwise, for one thing, we wouldn't have any music critics to argue over.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 9:53 AM

OSA is THE DEVILLLLL!!!!! AND ALL OF WILLIAMSBURG KNOWS IT!!! THEY TAKE CREDIT FOR EVERYONE ELSE'S HARD WORK!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 10:10 AM

^i will shepherd you through our confusing cultural landscape for 40k/yr

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 10:12 AM

"being a cliché yuppie on top of being foolish enough to blow your hard earned cash on a overpriced, over-financed condo or trendy consumer products doesn't make you a winner, it makes you a dupe. the rest of the world laughs at you"

No, it makes you a person with nice things. Usually, when people get a little bit of money in their pockets, they stop believing that unwashed rags are preferable as clothing, that cheap plastic garbage is preferable as furniture, and that dirty, unkempt hair is preferable to nice clean look and feel.

The world laughs at me because I don't dress like an urchin from a Dickens novel and I don't voluntarily live in squalor? No, the world laughs at you because you trumpet your relative poverty as integrity and profundity.

I was broke for many years, and don't begrudge anyone who can't afford marble countertops and groceries from Whole Foods. Heck, I can't afford marble countertops--but is it my fault if my rental has them?

There is nothing wrong with a person who makes a decent paycheck enjoying the same music as a relatively poorer and/or younger person. I don't hate my fellow concert attendees if they have pressed pants and a nice haircut. I only hate my fellow concert attendees if they are poorly behaved, interruptive, belligerent, obnoxious, or offensively aromatic. I'd rather share a tight spot with a dumb-looking hipster than a frat boy, even though--based on what I read here--that hipster probably hates me because I'm not wearing Garanimals and I live in a "bourgeois" two-flat instead of a crash pad.

We all like the same kinds of music and there's nothing wrong with that.

Posted by LKJ | June 23, 2010 1:50 PM

ANDREW!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 1:54 PM

Band of Horses is famous because Lou Reed went over his time slot at Lollapalooza '09, causing their set to start late, and everyone waiting for Jane's Addiction had to sit and listen to Band of Horses finish up thereby giving them an unintenionally large and captive audience in a prominent setting.

I'm convinced this is precisely why they're on Columbia and getting all the big press.

Posted by LKJ | June 23, 2010 1:59 PM

That's funny LKJ, because that's kind of what happened to Kings of Leon at Lollapalooza '07. The place was filled with annoying Pearl Jam fans camping out who were all forced to watch Kings of Leon. I remember trying to squeeze through and watch them while everybody wondered who the fuck these guys were. Soon after that, they got huge.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 2:09 PM

My asshole boss is actually listening to ELO as I write this. What a douche.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 2:12 PM

why does this yuppie think everyone who laughs at his pack mentality consumerism is some 18 year old gutter punk?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 2:16 PM

2:12, you're fired. Now I'll play Showdown while you pack up your shit.

Posted by Asshole Boss | June 23, 2010 2:25 PM

2:12 get off BV... you're fired..

Thanks,
Your Boss

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 2:27 PM

i don't even understand what the issue is here.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 2:39 PM

1:50

based on what you say about yourself, we make about the same amount of income.

yet I don't want to live in a condo, I wouldn't purchase a new car, and I definitely don't ascribe to your narrow view of what respectability looks like. I also don't look or live like a street urchin and am quite clean - yes there are more than those two poles of the lifestyle spectrum.

in reality, respectable adulthood doesn't look like anything. It looks like whatever works for the individual.

I hope to never have to have a nine to five existence, and to never be tied down by mortgage payments. Yet I pay my rent, I pay my bills, am insured, and don't carry debt. I also travel more than most of my peers and set my own hours. How do I do it? I started my own business and have been lucky/savvy enough to find financial stability there.

What I don't do is look or act or think just like everyone else in my income bracket. I'm not generally concerned with how I am perceived by my middle aged peers, not mine and my wife's friends, not my neighbors, not my business contacts. I let the impressiveness of my work output and the stability I've achieved express my seriousness as an adult. I find status symbols to mostly symbolize lack of confidence in yourself.

Since those Williamsburg condos are overpriced for what you get, even the rental properties, even by NY standards, and definitely compared to the other existing rentals in the hood... I can only conclude that you like something about what you think living in those buildings says about you as a successful person. I don't hate you for that, but it does make it hard to respect you.

And if you're choosing where you live (and paying through the teeth for it) based on what you think it "says" about you as a man, then it follows that you base a lot of your tastes on appearances. That's what lifestyle branding is all about. Bands like Band of Horses are a perfect example of that. Goes with marble countertops!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 2:54 PM

What does any of that have to do with the fact that Band of Horses' new album is faggy?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 3:09 PM

band of horses suck ass

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 3:15 PM

boh singer has really got that arrogant bono thing going on

90's bono was never the era people liked about that guy

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 4:30 PM

2:54

I also don't want to live in a condo, don't want a new car, and don't have a narrow view of acceptability.

Nearly everything you describe about yourself matches my lifestyle.

I dislike status symbols and, unless a stupid record collection counts, don't have any.

I don't live in Williamsburg and don't choose my place of residence based on any form of street cred, acceptability, or coolness.

Respect me or don't, it doesn't matter. Like you, I don't take the beaten path or the prescribed method for what others perceive as success.

My comments were written in response to the "hipster" vs. "yuppie" war. Once upon a time, people called me a hipster. I cleaned up a little and got older and now people call me a yuppie. Both labels were perjorative. Here on BV, "hipsters" seem to hate "yuppies" without realizing that many of them will become what they hate...just as soon as they get a little older and get a little more financial freedom. As an aside, the comments thrown at the guy who says he's 50 years old show that both hippie and yuppie camps are disparaging toward folks they deem unsuited for their cultural milieu simply due to age.

For me, as long as a person isn't a douche, I don't care what they do or who they are. I've known awesome hipsters and douche yuppies, and vice versa.

I'm sure that I'm frequently sized up by both sides of the scene--too yuppie for hipsters and too hipster for the yuppies. That's fine, that's where I've always been. The conclusions you've reached based on my earlier comments are just off the mark.

Posted by LKJ | June 23, 2010 4:45 PM

2:16

I guess I'm the "yuppie" you're talking about. Where I live, the highest aspiration on the indie circuit seems to be attaining status as a gutter punk...ergo my comment.

Okay, I'm going back to the other listings now to complain about bands that wear shorts...

Posted by LKJ | June 23, 2010 4:49 PM

this is unironically a really good discussion, and one that needs to happen more on blogs like these

so tired of the bourgeois apathy that pervades the "scene" (i mean grizzly bear are nyu grads after all, right?) and how anyone who calls bullshit is called a teenage marxist or poor or whatever

not that i think todd p et. al. are necessarily carrying the banner for authentic music either, but this is a conversation that needs to happen

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 7:45 PM

I agree... This is an important discussion! The gutter punk -vs- yuppie thing is the second most important thing to talk about. The FIRST most important thing to debate is: Do you prefer your hummus with or without tahini?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 8:43 PM

man you guys will be entertaining yourself with "hummus" for longer than jay leno made judge ito jokes

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 8:51 PM

fuck every bv injoke

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 9:00 PM

anyone know any squatters in the area? how about gleaners?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2010 9:51 PM

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There are many bands but Band of Horses,
one of my best band ever, they rocks stage.

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