Posted in music | tour dates on June 14, 2010

by Bill Pearis

The Wedding Present

If you missed The Wedding Present performing their classic 1989 album Bizarro at Bowery Ballroom in April, you've got another chance to see these British indie rock legends in NYC -- they'll be playing Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport on August 13. it is part of the Seaport Music Festival series presented by the River to River Festival. No opener has been announced yet.

The Wedding Present were fantastic at Bowery, playing Bizarro with all the manic, string-destroying energy it had 20 years ago. They also played a warm up set of new and classic, non-Bizarro songs. There's video at the bottom of this post of them tearing through the eight-minute epic "Take Me!" from the Bowery Show.

That looks to be the last of the shows at the Seaport which will play host to such bands as Bear in Heaven, Thee Oh Sees, Avi Buffalo, Yacht, Best Coast and Free Energy before then. The first show in the Seaport Music series is Saturday, June 26 with the Apples in Stereo being joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

Tuesday, June 15th, at the Seaport, Paper Magazine is presenting Drake, Hanson and Ninjasonic. That will be bananas.

And while on the subject, Ribbons play my Sound Bites Lunchtime Series, also at the Seaport, this Wednesday at 1PM.

Full Seaport Music Festival schedule, and that live Wedding Present video are after the jump.

The Wedding Present - Take Me! live at Bowery Ballroom, April 11 2010

The Wedding Present performs Take Me! at the Bowery Ballroom, 4/11/10 from BlearyEyedBrooklyn.com on Vimeo.

Seaport Music Series - 2010 Lineup
June 26 - Apples in Stereo
July 02 - Woven Bones & Yellow Fever
July 09 - Bear in Heaven & Zola Jesus
July 16 - Thee Oh Sees & Golden Triangle & So Cow
July 23 - Free Energy & Best Coast & Loose Limbs
July 30 - Avi Buffalo & Chad VanGaalen
Aug 06 - YACHT + TBA
Aug  13 - The Wedding Present + TBA

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Comments (9)

Wedding Present + TBA for free? Can't wait!

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2010 2:09 PM

I would be happy about it but then I remembered that last summer each band only played about 50 min.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2010 2:11 PM

Wow! What a great add to the festival! The seaport did it last year w/ The xx before they were huge. I'm there in August!

Posted by Greeks Bearing Gifts | June 14, 2010 2:19 PM

@anon 2:11,

Gedge called in on the Seaport's show on EV Radio today and they intimated we might get a full 80 min set...

Posted by bill p | June 14, 2010 2:22 PM

Hey 2:11 -- it's frickin' free... buy a ticket some place, then you can complain.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2010 2:22 PM

i saw the lead dude from wp do an acoustic set at sxsw - emos annex a couple of years ago. it was one of the worst shows i have seen in my life.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2010 2:52 PM

David Gedge is an anti-American bore.

Posted by LKJ | June 14, 2010 4:03 PM

i saw this "touring band" last year. i was sooooooooo disappointing.

Posted by logan | June 14, 2010 6:52 PM

Sure beats seeing The Arcade Dire.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2010 4:09 PM

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