Posted in music | pictures on July 18, 2010

photos by Jessica Amaya

Molly Siegel (with a mysterious bulge) & Screaming Marissa Paternoster
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"it was very hot out. i was covers in sand and sweat, it was not too nice. but it was fun just to go to coney island and to people watch..im a bit fan of that. also siri of ringo, have a banana has a boyfriend alex who is in the pains of being pure at heart, who played the show. i got to see her, we ran into each other while getting pinkberry from the booth they had set up. we were supposed to meet up after alex's band played and packed up, but my friend started feeling sick, and we were very uncomfortable and in desperate need of ice cold showers so we left a bit early."
[it girl, rag doll]
The heat was the story of the day, well after Molly's bulge anyway, at the 10th annual Siren Music Festival in Coney Island on Saturday. A set of pictures that contains the first seven bands that played, and a few videos including some of the energetic Matt & Kim crowd, and one where a girl almost hits the pavement while crowd surfing during Ponytail (bonus points if you spot Darren Mabee in the video) (some of you now know him as "Beans"), below...

Siren

Dom (Main Stage)...

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Apache Beat (Stillwell Stage)...

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Screaming Females (main stage)...

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Wye Oak (Stillwell stage)...

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Surfer Blood (Main Stage)...

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Ponytail (Stillwell stage)...

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Night Marchers (main stage)...

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a few videos...

Ponytail 1

Be Careful! (Ponytail 2)

Way later in the day (Matt & Kim):

Matt & Kim "Daylight" 7/17/10 Siren Music Festival (really bad sound after intro)

Matt and Kim - "Yeah Yeah" (really bad sound after intro)

to be continued...

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Comments (52)

he's finally hit puberty!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 2:48 PM

unfortunate choice of pants on molly from ponytail, eesh. but Night Marchers!!!! Heat is always the problem at Siren. It's always in the middle of July hottest day of the year, not enough watch and no place to run for shade.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 3:02 PM

wowie ponytail sounds pretty cool. lineup sans harlem and screaming females turned me off but this is great. maybe it's the bulge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 3:06 PM

I'm glad I didn't go this year. I know every year there's haters saying the lineup sucks, but this year it really did suck. Did the Harlem guy do his total fucking asshole routine again?

Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2010 3:17 PM

Confirmed!!! That chick from Ponytail is fucking balls-out fugly!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 3:45 PM

i don't understand. does she have wiener?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 4:17 PM

i asumme the bulge is a joke she was pulling. seems most logical to me. that or she is a hermaphrodite

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 4:21 PM

I really thought that was a dude since i first saw pictures of this band until now that I read her name was Molly. even without the bulge curveball. creepy.

Posted by anonymoose | July 18, 2010 4:29 PM

Darren picking up those two girls in that video is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 4:35 PM

i dont understand the whole mixing b&w with color photos - sticking to one or the other looks much better

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 4:39 PM

oh, and molly has a great sense of humor, hahah!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 4:41 PM

lol thanks for your expert artistic advice 4:39.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 4:41 PM

screaming females stole the entire thing. amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 5:09 PM

I love the disconnect between the audience and musicians at this festival. How about moving the goddamn barrier (shouldn't even be there to begin with) closer to the stage? What a crock.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 5:58 PM

i dunno....molly is kinda cute for me.

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Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 6:02 PM

is molly's singing her great sense of humor too?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 6:03 PM

I respect ponytail, because I think that it's really cool that they let a little autistic boy front a band.

Posted by RainMan | July 18, 2010 7:15 PM

What kind of assholes would make fun of Mollie like it's 5th grade? I guess since all the hipsters used to get picked on by the jocks now they do the same anonymously to other hipsters to make themselves feel better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 7:26 PM

"I respect ponytail, because I think that it's really cool that they let a little autistic boy front a band."


mean or not that's just hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 7:44 PM

Correction:
a large majority of W'burg hipsters ARE former jocks with an identity void

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 8:40 PM

www.mollysiegel.com

Look at her webpage. Seriously, go look at it. wtf mate?

Posted by ArtIsHard | July 18, 2010 8:42 PM

Ponytail (along with Holy Fuck, who saved the lineup) were one of the few interesting acts to play this festival. The existence of Matt & Kim may be enough reason alone to burn down Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 8:46 PM

"Did the Harlem guy do his total fucking asshole routine again?"

yep.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:13 PM

if you're gonna make fun of ponytail at least call them an americanized OOIOO ripoff or something saying the singing scares you just makes you sound like a dude who listens to vampire weekend and spoon

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:24 PM

Who cares about Ponytail??!?!?!!

Bottom line is the dude singing is a winp with a small cock! Done!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:35 PM

The crowd lit up when Harlem played. It was the mist exciting moment u saw.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:42 PM

Please NEVER compare OOIOO with these useless fucktards! Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:49 PM

um, hey, up there ^, dumbass, the singer for ponytail is very much a young lady who has one fuck of a voice. also, learn to spellcheck before you post. ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:49 PM

Ponytail singer = stupid wimp

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:53 PM

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Ponytail...legends never die!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 9:56 PM

the evet had to be craazy wish i was there

Posted by jason kasher | July 18, 2010 10:22 PM

Earl Greyhoud were awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 10:43 PM


Singer for Apache Beat = Hawt!!
Singer for Ponytail = Worlds freakiest he bitch.
When will people stop caring about Matt & Kim. One of the worst bands ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 11:10 PM

1. 6:02, thanks for fucking up the scroll.
2. Hate Ponytail, but her website is rad.
3. Fuck me, asshole for posting an enumerated list of rebuttals on BV

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 11:40 PM

Ponytail is an awesome outdoor festival band. Bulge and all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2010 11:50 PM

I was told to stop smoking pot at this show, some guys came up to me, took my ID, wrote down my name and age, then gave my piece back.

Posted by Birdo | July 18, 2010 11:58 PM

the bulge in "her" throat? commonly referred to as an adam's apple?
the mystery of the bulges is solved.

dude. boy. guy. fella. sir. male. sire. male. man.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 2:09 AM

does anyone know what song marissa of screamales sang w/ ted leo? i missed the set

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 3:53 AM

I've always wondered what the lovechild between Sloth (goonies) and a naked mole rat would look like. This is kinda what I figured

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 7:44 AM

That little dude from Ponytail is total wimp!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 7:53 AM

@3:53

Marissa performed "Woke Up Near Chelsea" with Ted Leo. Highlight of the festival for me. I hope a quality video turns up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 10:11 AM

My favorite band of the day was the Puerto Rican one on the boardwalk. Just past the Stillwell stage. Anyone know their name? It was a total dance party. Super fun.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 10:31 AM

Its amazing how much I don't miss this piece of shit Festival. Sounds always horrible, its hot, and its just a bunch of hipster fags. Hopefully the heat burnt you all into a crisp.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 10:38 AM

anyone care to comment on the fat hairy dude in the thong in the 2nd Ponytail video? amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 11:02 AM

screamales owned
marissa rocks and that rhythm section is fuckin sweet

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 11:04 AM

let's all stop making fun of Molly (she rocks and you probably don't) and instead marvel at the brilliance of Beans

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 11:33 AM

Gender dysphoria appears to be a hot-button topic on the glue trap of hate that is the Brooklyn Vegan boards. Project much, kids?

That said, it was hot as balls at siren, but that just meant that only the severely dedicated showed up, which was nice. Surfer Blood was kind of forgettable, too bad - hope they make it through the hype machine to live to write the good songs that they appear to have in them.

Night Marchers were good, but John's still an egotistical prick. That won't last too much longer if he can't control that belly he seems to be cultivating under that guitar.

Earl Greyhound was decent, but a little sloppy.

Harlem seem like the kind of dicks that hang out on Brooklyn Vegan, but their music is quite good. Fun stuff, and the crowd was going nuts.

Posted by unclaimed smegma | July 19, 2010 12:08 PM

This place has the biggest concentration of dick-heads. Now that you assorted rejects have all left your little Colorado towns for the big city you have to look down on other people. Guess it's payback for all those years of abuse you endured. You guys are a bunch of pathetic turds. I almost feel sorry for you. Go away, you pollute this city.

Posted by cleo | July 19, 2010 4:02 PM

^ ummm... what are you babbling about?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2010 4:15 PM

THIS IS BROOKLYN VEGAN, DON'T YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO WRITE STUPID SHIT?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:46 PM

Hey 4:02,

I'm not from Colorado, I'm from Wyoming. So suck my dick and lick my ass you cum-guzzling fuckface.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 2:26 PM

SUP BROZ. 9:24/July 18 hit it dead on. All the insecure boys on BV get their panties in a such a funny knot about the P.tail lead singer being androgynous or unpretty or downsy-looking or a shrieker not a singer, or whatever little kneejerk puke-ups you guys are spewing, coming off like scared, cane-waving constipated little old people (WAAH SHE DOESN'T SING WAH SHE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HOW A FRONTWOMAN SHOULD WAAH SHE DOESN'T WEAR A DRESS N MAKE UP WAAH I CONFUZED).

Genderbending, weirdness, risks, complete freedom to jump around on stage and scare/confuse little pricks like you -- shit, that's what the best rock n' roll always was, always should be. Fucking hilarious that she recognizes all this and pulled the crotch-stuff to fuck with you guys.

Like 'em or don't, but if yr gonna rag at all, how about instead of the 5th grade superficial shit, you actually rag on the music? (complete sentences please). I know it's scary, but be a grownup. Take a tip from Molly: grow balls yall.

Posted by BEST FRIEND OF/ AGENT OF/ PREZ OF FAN CLUB OF THE BAND & OHIOAN TRUSTFUNDER | July 24, 2010 10:06 AM

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