Posted in music | pictures on July 26, 2010

photos by Leia Jospe

Cap'n Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl....
Cap'n Jazz

Sunday was an eventful day. TheDeathSet kicked off the 'Pool Party' at Williamsburg Waterfront in the afternoon, but was quickly told to stop due to rain. The organizers got on stage and announced that the free show was moving to Brooklyn Bowl, and the race was on. Those lucky enough to get to Brooklyn Bowl quick enough were let in before the show reached capacity, but thousands of others who had planned on seeing Lightning Bolt, No Age... and the only NYC appearance of the reunited Cap'n Jazz, were out of luck.

Luckily Cap'n Jazz was also playing that night at Maxwell's in NJ, and No Age were playing Death By Audio, so a few more people got to see each of them (especially Cap'n Jazz) (though you had to decide between Cap'n Jazz and Universal Order of Armageddon).

Back to Brooklyn Bowl though...

"Cap'n Jazz was amazing, no better word for it. Tim Kinsella's stage presence was ridiculous and prickish in the best way possible. When people jumped on the stage to crowd surf, he'd push them before they were ready. He rolled on the crowd while he sang, grabbed the shoe off one guy as he floated past, held the French horn comically high above him when he played, and was just all around entertaining. Davey von Bohlen was also really into it. He thrashed on the guitar, rocked out with the drummer, and was having a blast.

The audience loved it too and knew every word. A high note was during "In the Clear" when Kinsella was supposed to scream the alphabet. He couldn't seem to find his microphone in time and everyone picked up the slack, "A! B! C!" Kinsella shrugged.

"Oh Messy Life" and "Little League" were other high points to the show, the audience seemed to go most crazy for Cap'n Jazz's only cover song, "Take On Me." People danced and screamed the words, the same words Kinsella read from a paper as he sang." [NY Press]

Hopefully Cap'n Jazz announce more dates for those who missed them.

For No Age, this was the second year in a row that they played a Pool Party in Brooklyn Bowl due to rain,

More pictures and some Cap'n Jazz videos from Sunday's show at Brooklyn Bowl (and Williamsburg Waterfront), below...

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The Death Set @ Williamsburg Waterfront...

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No Age @ Brooklyn Bowl...

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More pictures HERE.

setlists?

Cap'n Jazz "Basil's Kite" @ Brooklyn Bowl

Cap'n Jazz at Brooklyn Bowl

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Comments (78)

get the eff off the stage annoying photographers

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:03 PM

Wow, what a lame band. Yeah, I saw them in the Jade Tree showcase years. Sucked then, and I'm sure still suck now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:04 PM

Lightning Bolt RULES
Cap'n Jazz BLOWS

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:12 PM

hahaha. dude, they were LONG broken up by the time jade tree released anything (which was just a compilation anyway).

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:14 PM

Cap'n Jazz never played a jade tree showcase. Their record was not even released by Jade Tree until some time after the first 2 promise ring records came out.

And they didn't suck yesterday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:14 PM

attn: asshole on stage with The Death Set tshirt and pocahontas hair. it's not all about you. none of it is about you. you are scum. you are human waste. your vibes are most unchill. you should be tarred and feathered. scalped. you are most hated. look inward, and cry.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:16 PM

Reviews from the Maxwell's gig?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:19 PM

I'm certain that 'thing' on stage was a member of Death Set. He was a total shithead and distracted for the band. There was one point where he was tackled (?) or something. I couldn't tell. But yeah, he was an absolute annoyance. Drunk fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:23 PM

they actually sound great...for them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:29 PM

i heard one of the jelly guys threw a barricade at some cops, anyone have photos?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:39 PM

yeah, Cap'n Jazz was broken up long before there was anything resembling a Jade Tree showcase.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:42 PM

i will third the piece of garbage human being in the death set shirt. i'm sure he was in that band - who the fuck would wear a death set shirt that isn't in that horrible band? good thing everyone left before they went on

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:45 PM

so gay

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:49 PM

that was the best show ive ever been too

Posted by nikhil | July 26, 2010 12:49 PM

Can the Jelly people check the forecast from now on? That storm lasted all of half an hour. They could've just covered up the equipment and waited it out, instead of pissing off thousands of people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:51 PM

Incredible..

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:54 PM

Well there was one guy wearing death set t-shirt during cap'n jazz at Brookyn bowl that ruined the show.....

and later at Maxwell's show, there was this one guy who kept crowd surfing and Tim kept getting pissed off at him. I'm surprised he didn't get kicked out....he was so annoying.

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | July 26, 2010 12:57 PM

"your vibes are most unchill....look inward, and cry."


Wow, you are a major tool! You really sound like a high school kid who needs a jock to throw him inside a locker. Good luck cheeseballz!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:57 PM

LMAO crowd surfing? seriously? fucking losers.LOL

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 12:59 PM

That 'Little League' video doesn't even show just how wild the maelstrom that was the crowd during songs last night. I felt like a little sailboat caught in a hurricane haha. That shit was crazy. Loved every minute of it. So surreal watching the band I've loved for all these years and having everyone around me singing every word with every ounce of soul.
One of the greatest nights of my life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:00 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:06 PM

the second vid is really good, steady hand camerawoman.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:07 PM

hipster douchbags. ha!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:11 PM

still pretty bitter about not getting into this after getting on line really early at the waterfront

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:15 PM

the brocahontus (dude in the deathset tshirt) wasnt in death set.i didn't see him on stage while they played 3 "songs" at the waterfront. he was a toolbag that deserved to get tackled. the guy was actually trying to drag him off the stage to crowd surf. pretty funny how it was right during the break of take on me.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:16 PM

Jelly handled this pretty inexcusably. Why couldn't there have been a late show (like last year) with Lightning Bolt & No Age?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:21 PM

Re: the dude onstage. Brian Chippendale had enough of him about halfway through LB's set and "escorted" him into the audience. You'd think he'd get the hint - the band wants you offstage. Nope, he came back not five minutes later and started his shit again before getting pulled into the pit and beaten the fuck up.

I felt about 10,000 years old in that crowd. Everyone else was 18 and wearing a Supreme hat. Where did they come from?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:30 PM

Can't believe I saw Cap'n Jazz.. Fucking great show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 1:35 PM

LOL @ The fugazi singalong in the crowd before No Age. People were moshing like crazy, Ian would have been pissed.

Posted by Ray | July 26, 2010 1:40 PM

re: weather, the city officials made the decision to cancel the pool parties show.

Posted by keg | July 26, 2010 1:41 PM

Oh, and lol at toolbag announcer "Please welcome... NEW AGE!!!!"

Posted by Ray | July 26, 2010 1:41 PM

i only went to the maxwells show. the band sounded great! the crowd had more baseball caps and hemp necklaces than i was expecting... as well as crowd surfing (wtf?). the singing along oddly made the songs song like "emo anthems" and a little less true to original form/feeling. still a great show despite the dude who kept trying to scream onstage with tim. i'm old and curmudgeonly, but super glad to finally see them live.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:06 PM

Cap'n Jazz did not suck then, and do not suck now. They are better than your favorite band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:13 PM

lol at dudes who never saw crowd surfing before.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:23 PM

I heard Chuck Schumer was an animal in the pit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:24 PM

Cap n Jazz were fantastic at Maxwells! Everyone was singing along, dancing, and having a great time.

They sounded tight, Tim's vocals were totally on, and the band overall put on a great show.

Posted by miguel | July 26, 2010 2:31 PM

Can anyone tell me what is special about Cap'n Jazz's "Take on me" cover? I don't get it. Not trolling, just wondering.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:35 PM

the lead guy in cap'n jazz was unbelievably awkward

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:38 PM

so disappointed beach fossils didnt play...anyone know what happened?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:43 PM

I saw that guy in the Death Set t-shirt but missed how he was such an annoyance. What was he doing?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:50 PM

dont believe the hype. the line didnt really let most people in til around/after cap n jazz when many people did leave. that was about 6 or 7pm fyi...

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:53 PM

Odds that Cap'n Jazz will return to NYC? Venue? My guess is the Bowery/MHOW.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:55 PM

so glad that, instead of the 2000 people who showed up, this awesome lineup was viewed by like 100 folks without friends who dived across city blocks to get to 11th and wythe and like 150 blogger/photographer/guest list skeezy dudes in a crappy bar

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:55 PM

>Can anyone tell me what is special about Cap'n Jazz's "Take on me" cover? I don't get it. Not trolling, just wondering.
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There's nothing special about it. It's just a popular song. I'm not too particular about it either. When the band played it, I took it as a time out for me, after being in the eye of the hurricane the song before (Ooh Do I Love You, I think)

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:58 PM

Odds that Cap'n Jazz will return to NYC? Venue? My guess is the Bowery/MHOW.
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Nah.. One time thing dude.. I'm assuming they'll have a west coast second leg later on this year.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:00 PM

>>> Well, how was No Age? Did they play new material?

Posted by mickeyway | July 26, 2010 3:01 PM

These dudes should tour with Braid and really cash in.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:08 PM

Fuck State Parks

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:43 PM

Cap N Jazz and UOA are the real deal. Before a blog or internet hype told you what was cool. People made REAL connections to these groups. and FUCK wish I was there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:48 PM

"i heard one of the jelly guys threw a barricade at some cops, anyone have photos?"

I was right behind him. You can see him in the pic of the fallen sign, right below the pic of the two girls with the yellow umbrella. He's the one wearing a Puerto Rico jersey in the background. Didn't throw anything at the cops but he kept on yelling at staff about how "THERE ISN'T ANY LIGHTNING!" and demanding to know "WHO CALLED IT?!" before storming off, knocking over two barriers, and yelling at some more people who just ignored him.

Dick.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:18 PM

set list on my tumblr

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:23 PM

That's true there wasnt any lightning, but apparently a tornado touched down in the Bronx, check gothamist.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:28 PM

Tim: Les Claypool blah blah
*crickets*

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:38 PM

yea fuck deathset tshirt dude. nobody came to the show to watch your stupid hipster posing for 4 hours. you are not cool enough to be on stage, despite what you lil wristband tells you

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:44 PM

death set t shirt dude was also the only person to come around and give cups of water to people in the front row. lay off dudes, get a sense of humor. I know the guy overdid it in the end but seriously lets be human beings to each other.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:51 PM

I really wished they would have announced this gig earlier as a Cap'n Jazz gig at Maxwell's - I was looking to cash in on stub hub

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:54 PM

fake setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 5:04 PM

I think thy only announced that the Maxwell's show would be a Cap'n Jazz show after Jelly fucked up hard. I got there 15 minutes after doors opened and was still able to buy a ticket, awesome show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 5:12 PM

what a dick for trying to figure out why the show was cancelled and yell at OSA/State Idiots who were happy to go home early. Its a good thing OSA can practice their new "safety plans" on Jelly Pool Parties. They are just free shows that Jelly pulls out of their ass, right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 5:25 PM

Fuck Jelly, it was a great show for the ones who got in but switching it to brooklyn bowl was a fucking terrible idea. Last year they did that with No DeacHunter and had them play two shows because not enough people could get in. The Maxwells show made that impossible but having that happen before could've given Jelly some common fucking sense knowing how big Cap'n Jazz is.

I was one of the few that ran non stop to Brooklyn Bowl and got in. I'm 15 and seeing that kind of amazing show was something I will remember for a long fucking time. The show was full of unbelievably excited kids and adults who knew all the words to every song. And some douchebags, like the fucking photographers and hipster assholes on stage. And that fuckin Pocahontas lookin asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 5:58 PM

1. East River Park should be run by the city not the state.

2. The state should not be in bed with OSA - OSA has a fine "mission" but they obviously don't get it when it comes to young people, rock music, and enjoying our beautiful PUBLIC waterfront space.

3. OSA should not be in bed with Jelly. Jelly is a marketing company, they are not a foundation or a non-profit. The only reason they put these shows on is to attract sponsors and generate buzz about their clients. The free summer shows are an extremely visible and highly lucrative way to do so. There should be bids on the promotion and running of these shows and the public (who theoretically "owns" the space) should have a say.

4. In terms of doing free summer shows the right way, I think Celebrate Brooklyn!/BRIC arts has a very good track record for their Prospect Park shows. Minimally invasive sponsorship, much superior organization, and a much more inclusive and relaxed vibe. BRIC arts is a registered non-profit arts organization. Like any non-profit they depend on sponsors to generate revenue but they are not a for-profit marketing endeavor like Jelly.

That said, if you're sick of the way the state/OSA/Jelly is fucking up what should be a great thing you can't change much by just anonymously complaining about it on the internet.

Contact info for OSA:

http://osanb.org/get_involved/contact_us

NYS Parks & Rec:

http://nysparks.state.ny.us/about/contact-us.aspx

Snail mail is always more effective than e-mail/automated website submissions. Let's make a change and make sure these goons don't fuck up our on OUR LAND again!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 6:00 PM

@Anon4:18pm - Why was the Jelly guy a dick again? It sounds like he was as confused as everyone else as to why the show couldn't be held in the park as originally planned and was fighting hardcore to get some concrete answers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 6:01 PM

the guys wasn't annoying, it was just a "wtf why is this guy onstage?" moment. He was nice enough to give us water when we where dying of thirst in the front row.

and btw thanks Jelly for making us throw away our water and snacks :D

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 6:48 PM

6:00


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how long have you been a brooklyn native? last I heard you guys did something terrible that starts with a G and the people that used to call brooklyn "their land" want to kill you.


...which is why I find hipsters who have native american themed parties extremely ironic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 7:08 PM

Anyone got the Lightning Bolt set list?

And it was funny to watch that penis in the Death Set t-shirt get tackled by Chippendale into the crowd and then get the shit smacked out of him by some guy while he was crowd surfing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 7:30 PM

5:12pm
"I think thy only announced that the Maxwell's show would be a Cap'n Jazz show after Jelly fucked up hard."
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Nah. It was a Cap'n Jazz show long before that. Someone on the joanfrc forum got in contact with Tim specifically over the phone and he confirmed it about a week or so ago. So there you go.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 8:40 PM

lightning jazz. cap'n bolt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 9:56 PM

do you know that the fat fuck known as ben franklin once refered to the central european imigrants in north america as the lowest form of human life? the way i've always seen things (even before learning this) that those of british heritage are lowest form of human life preceeded only...of course, by those from the middle east. damn we joined the wrong side.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 12:06 AM

Anyone got the Lightning Bolt set list?

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1) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #1
2) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #2
3) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #3
4) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #4
5) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #5
6) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #6

Encore

7) Drum solo combined with generic riff song #7

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 1:41 AM

Really glad I opted to sit this out the minute I saw rain and got a ticket to Maxwell's! Cap'n Jazz put on one of the BEST shows I've ever seen! I really hope they are having fun (even though Tim told us all he doesn't get the concept of fun) and decide to book more shows! The more energy the band brodcasted the more the crowed threw back at them! It was amazing. Except for the douche who kept bothering Tim. Can you imagine how embaresing It must be to go see a band you love and have the singer point to you and say "I've had enough of that guy!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 8:56 AM

Really glad I opted to sit this out the minute I saw rain and got a ticket to Maxwell's! Cap'n Jazz put on one of the BEST shows I've ever seen! I really hope they are having fun (even though Tim told us all he doesn't get the concept of fun) and decide to book more shows! The more energy the band brodcasted the more the crowed threw back at them! It was amazing. Except for the douche who kept bothering Tim. Can you imagine how embaresing It must be to go see a band you love and have the singer point to you and say "I've had enough of that guy!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 8:56 AM

Really glad I opted to sit this out the minute I saw rain and got a ticket to Maxwell's! Cap'n Jazz put on one of the BEST shows I've ever seen! I really hope they are having fun (even though Tim told us all he doesn't get the concept of fun) and decide to book more shows! The more energy the band brodcasted the more the crowed threw back at them! It was amazing. Except for the douche who kept bothering Tim. Can you imagine how embaresing It must be to go see a band you love and have the singer point to you and say "I've had enough of that guy!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 8:56 AM

Opps! sorry about posting that three times my browser fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 8:57 AM

bummer beach fossils didnt get to play. cap'n jazz was pretty good though

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 10:02 AM

Glad you made it to the Maxwell's show, 8:56am.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 10:49 AM

Cap'n Jazz film - PA/NY/NJ
coming soon...

Posted by Ian | July 28, 2010 1:13 AM

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