Posted in music | pictures on July 10, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

"Bear in Heaven for free at the seaport. Amazing." - Alyssa Lewis

Bear Heaven @ the Seaport
Bear in Heaven

After missing their chance to play South Street Seaport last week, but with plans to be back in NYC to play Cake Shop and Monster Island this week anyway, YellowFever made a surprise appearance as the openers of the South Street Seaport show this week (last night, Friday, July 9th). Two days earlier, the Austin band released this statement...

"After enjoying the fine facilities at the Harris County Jail, bologna sandwiches, cute orange outfits, new friends, and *very* public restrooms, we are pleased to announce that we will be continuing our tour tonight in New York! We intended to kick off our tour by flying to NY to play the Seaport show, and returning to Texas to drive our hippy camp-wagon through the glorious South over the 4th of July weekend, but were rudely interrupted by the TSA who decided to cart me off to jail for forgetting a kitchen knife in my backpack and accidentally carrying it through airport security. Anyway, after our brief meeting with The Man in court Tuesday morning we drove straight to New York." - Jennifer Moore, YellowFever
Note Jennifer's cute orange outfit in the pictures below.

YellowFever were followed by Zola Jesus who was followed by the biggest hit of the night, Brooklyn's own Bear in Heaven. More pictures from the free Seaport Music Series show (part of the River to River series), below...

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Thee Oh Sees & Golden Triangle & So Cow play the Seaport on July 16th.

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Comments (26)

........and jelly hasn't announced the shows they promised when they said they would.

dear stereogum,
hack their site again.

thanks,
julio

Posted by julio | July 10, 2010 3:11 AM

why does such a terrible bro-filled venue have all these awesome free concerts. kind of stupid. i mean i'm glad for the free music don't want to fight a thousand tourists to see thee oh sees tho

Posted by whatever | July 10, 2010 3:53 AM

what's the setlist for Zola/BiH?

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 5:31 AM

this is fake. pics are shop'd. u can tell because the crowd just isn't into it at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 6:36 AM

I like bear in heaven, but sweet jesus enough with the ironic facial hair.

Posted by Bob loblaw | July 10, 2010 8:54 AM

Who is that dude holding the camera in the 12th pic from the bottom. He looks photo shopped in

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 9:08 AM

Great concert, great performance by Bear in Heaven, and it was actually cool with the breeze. The bobbing boats as a backdrop definitely added something a little dreamlike.

Posted by Allie | July 10, 2010 9:11 AM

is that Ke$ha?

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 11:15 AM

how is this venue remotely "bro-filled" during these shows? it's not. these shows are great and the backdrop is beautiful (as often is the weather). only an asshole can complain.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 11:24 AM

DRAKED

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 12:09 PM

i think he's referring to the bar upstairs

i swear i felt like i was in city island with all the puerto ricans.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 12:43 PM

ashley simpson?

Posted by erin | July 10, 2010 1:49 PM

oh shit, i thought the BiH singer looked familiar!

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/original/Stossel_9.9.jpg

oh wait, no no, wait, it's actually tom selleck:

http://tysongamblin.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/tom-selleck.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 2:21 PM

"oh shit, i thought the BiH singer looked familiar!

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/original/Stossel_9.9.jpg

oh wait, no no, wait, it's actually tom selleck:

http://tysongamblin.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/tom-selleck.jpg"

Both big republicans... coincidence?

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 8:32 PM

bih = dumb hipster republicans.

seriously though, shave that stupid ironic mustache. bear in heaven is DEFINITELY the kind of band who reads this blog, so listen up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 9:06 PM

I love the mustache? They sound pretty great. Not to mention, I bet he has a big dick? I mean, not as big as that guy from Titus Andronicus, but still...

Posted by Dude Whore | July 10, 2010 9:24 PM

Bear in Heaven was really impressively loud...if nothing else.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 11:02 PM

i think it's just a mustache.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2010 10:05 AM

No shit. That's kind of porno facial makes me want to slap people and go "Ugh".

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2010 10:40 AM

BIH singer is kinda super hot and you know it so quit it with the jealous steez.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2010 12:09 PM

quit it with the stache comments, the man is sexy with it. every male hipster is jealous.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2010 7:32 PM

quit it with the stache comments, the man is sexy with it. every male hipster is jealous.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2010 7:32 PM

First off, Zola Jesus stunk. I'm imagining that's why you said nothing about her..."if you can't say something nice..."

Secondly, some one has to tell the light guy that's not 3am at some Ecstasy-fueled rave. The constantly strobing, blinking, glaring back-lights are blinding and annoying. Makes it almost impossible to actually see the band at times.

But the sound is good and I thought the crowd just fine. Can't wait for Thee Oh Sees!

Posted by Haile Unlikely | July 11, 2010 8:12 PM

I liked Zola Jesus more than Bear In Heaven.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2010 9:36 PM

Im forwarding the comments on the lights to my friend who did the lighting. i told him the strobes were close to giving me seizures.

His lighting is usually really great!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 11:43 AM

At least the lighting provided some tension that was totally missing in the music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2010 11:53 AM

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