Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 23, 2010

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

"The Antlers sound so good right now" - James Cross

The Antlers

I arrived a bit too late to see this happen, but after Dinosaur Feathers started playing their opening set on Pier 54 in Manhattan last night (7/22), a generator blew. That in turn caused much of the electricity on stage to stop working. When I got there, the opening band was playing again, but sans generator, monitors and drum machine. According to their own banter, they played 3.5 songs total (it was 2.5 songs, but then they were surprised when they were told to play one more after that). The Brooklyn band is now on tour with Lonnie Walker until August 28th when they conclude things at Littlefield (DF also have a show on September 7th at Bruar Falls).

Half way through the last song of Dinosaur Feathers' short set, a truck came blazing down the side of the peer with yellow lights flashing and a generator in tow. The crowd, aware of exactly what that was zooming by, cheered loudly. The Hudson River Park staff quickly got things up and running and The Antlers took the stage for their headlining set. It was around 9pm. That meant there was plenty of time for the band to play a full set that ran until not long past 10pm, 1-song encore included.

The wooden pier is a beautiful place, right off the West Side Highway. You're literally surrounded by the Hudson River on three sides as you're watching the band play in front of the NJ skyline (I'm not being sarcastic!). The breeze off the water, and nice night in general, made it even better.

The Antlers are one of my favorite new bands, and as usual, they didn't disappoint. Frontman Peter Silberman somehow manages to simultaneously channel so much emotion while completely playing it cool, and shredding on guitar. His backing band of Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci are completely able, and together they, well to quote James above, sound so good.

As a bonus we got two new songs, one of which was a falsetto-heavy number that they were playing for the very first time. I'm really looking forward to hearing them on record (especially the new song they played earlier in the set). The next show on Pier 54 is Deerhunter and Real Estate on August 12th. More pictures from the Antlers show, with more Antlers dates, and two videos including a video of one of the new songs (the one they played later in the set for the first time), below...

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The Antlers - Bear NYC @ Pier 54 | 22 Jul 2010

The Antlers | NYC @ Pier 54 | 22 Jul 2010 (New Song)

The Antlers - 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 1 - Osheaga Festival Montreal, Quebec , CA
Aug 2 - LC Pavilion w/ The National Columbus, Ohio , US
Aug 3 - Royal Oak Theatre w/ The National Detroit, Michigan , US
Aug 4 - Riverside Theatre w/ The National Milwaukee, Wisconsin , US
Aug 5 - First Ave w/ The National Minneapolis, Minnesota , US
Aug 6 - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Aug 7 - Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Aug 7 - House of Blues SOLD OUT Chicago, IL
Aug 8 - Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois, US
Aug 28 - Getty Center/Getty Museum Los Angeles, CA
Sep 3 - Electric Picnic Stradbally, Co. Laois, IRELAND
Sep 4 - Electric Picnic Stradbally, Co. Laois, IRELAND
Sep 5 - Electric Picnic Stradbally, Co. Laois, IRELAND
Sep 10 - Bestival Isle of Wight, UK
Sep 12 - END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL Dorset, GB
Oct 14 - Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, ICELAND
Oct 15 - Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, ICELAND
Oct 16 - Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, ICELAND

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Comments (16)

The lighting was gorgeous. Did bro really go for an all black and white shoot?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:42 AM

Dinosaur Feathers??? Come on man!!! Beach House, Beach Feathers, Wolf bands, Cave bands, now this junk ...be original you hacks!

Kinda like when Dante's Peak and Volcano were released at the the same time. FAIL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:50 AM

lighting sucked. if i ever want to see someone bathed in red, purple and green back lighting on a stage i'd wanna see gonzo hump kermit the frog.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:50 AM

Was that first new song played at Radio City too? I vaguely remember it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:53 AM

Pretty photos

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 11:37 AM

dinosaur feathers were fantastic in the face of adversity. they could have just packed it up but they played on and it was GREAT!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 12:30 PM

Can anybody estimate how many people attended the show?

Posted by Dan | July 23, 2010 1:42 PM

Three, Dan. Three people attended the show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 2:03 PM

Antlers were great and to all you complainers, shutup. It was a free show. Get over it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 3:03 PM

Antlers have to be one of the most boring bands around.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 3:17 PM

The show was amazing last night. The Antlers had a great set, Dinosaur Feathers did a great job all things considered. And it was free. Nothing boring about it at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 3:24 PM

beach fossils should have headlined

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 4:17 PM

How many people were there? I'm curious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2010 2:40 AM

I wonder who is the chick on the 2nd pic, to the left...

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2010 7:21 AM

The Antlers are an awesome band and put on a great show. Anyone who thinks they're boring clearly has no musical sense and can't appreciate art in its truest form.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2010 7:47 AM

WOW. This was the first time I've seen or heard The Antlers perform. I walked away mesmerized. This is talent at its best. Thank you.

Posted by Belle | July 31, 2010 5:54 PM

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