Posted in music | pictures on August 18, 2010

I& D photos by Nikki Sneakers, MGMT photos by Lanna Apisukh, words by BBG

Geoff Rickly of Ink & Dagger at This is Hardcore in Philly Sunday
Ink & Dagger at This Is Hardcore

Amazing Baby will open the sold out MGMT show at Radio City Music Hall TONIGHT (8/18), part of a two night stay for MGMT who played the venue last night with Francis & The Lights. Tickets for tonight are still available, if you so desire. Last night's crowd was reportedly very young and included at least one enthusiastic fan who rushed the stage. MGMT must drive people nuts, I know it drives me crazy....

MGMT @ Radio City Music Hall Tuesday night
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Tonight's show marks the end of a busy week for Don Devore of Amazing Baby, as he also brought his past/current (?) project Ink & Dagger to Party Expo on 8/12, This is Hardcore on Sunday (8/15), and to The Ox in Philly on 8/13 as well:

Most scenesters with a basic hardcore background know that Sean McCabe was Ink & Dagger and initially looked at the shows with some skepticism, but in the end, the whole thing seemed like a pretty fitting tribute. Despite all the baggage/backstory/justifications that go with explaining why this was ok, it felt pretty right as the band ripped through both seven inches a couple songs off of "Fine Art".

It would have been great to catch all 3 sets, but out of the trio of shows they played this weekend, a warehouse show on Friday the 13th with very little advertising, felt like the best fit to me. While I'm sure the set at TIHC was equally impressive, I was more concerned about the collection of boners, meatheads and doofuses that wouldn't "get" what was going on and put a damper on things. The dust hasn't had a chance to settle on the weekend, but all of the Ink & Dagger comments I've heard in 2010, remind me of the same comments that would follow them back in the late 90s. You either get it, or don't understand it. Whatever. That's the way it was in the beginning and the way it will continue to be. -[deathtens]

Pics of MGMT at RCMH, and pics and video of Ink & Dagger from their (corpsepainted) This is Hardcore appearance are below...

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Ink & Dagger @ This is Hardcore...

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Sean McCabe's ex-girlfriend Jennifer Layne Park introduced the show...

Ink & Dagger at This Is Hardcore

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MGMT @ Radio City Music Hall....

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Ink And Dagger - Bloodlust (live at The Ox 2010)

Ink And Dagger - Road To Hell (live at The Ox 2010)

Ink And Dagger - The SIx Feet Under Swindle (live at The Ox 2010)

Jennifer Layne Park introduces Ink and Dagger at This Is Hardcore

Ink and Dagger playing 'Changeling' (This Is Hardcore)

Ink And Dagger - Road To Hell / Bloodlust (This Is Hardcore)

Ink And Dagger - The Six Feet Under Swindle (This Is Hardcore)

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Comments (29)

hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:15 PM

...soaking in a cum rag!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:28 PM

The audience at last night's MGMT show was not any younger than the ones of most artists covered here. Too bad you don't like them. I was never crazy about their first album (singles were catchy, OK), but the second one is much better. Of course that's not the opinion of most people who were crazy about the first album. If they continue in this direction, they will get better, but their audience will change and the crowds will get smaller, which would be good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:34 PM

I had never heard MGMT until I watched SNL the other night and man I could have sworn they were lip syncing...not to mention the music was noring

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:40 PM

...good for everyone but MGMT, since they'll be making less money off of playing smaller shows. But you don't care about MGMT's financial security. You just care about being a goddamn hummus-eating hipster who only listens to music with an exclusive and small-scale following because it gets you off in your cum rag, making you feel like your music is a secret kept away from the rest of the world.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:41 PM

Fitting tribute indeed, glad Geoff lended his showmanship for the cause

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:51 PM

Why are Ink and Dagger and a band with a names a mind bogglingly stupid as Amazing Baby in the same headline?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:53 PM

MGMT is way overrated. Its not bad, but its not mind-blowingly good either. its major label corporate bs pretending to be trippy. get over it. support indie music. f*ck sony

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 1:59 PM

1:41, you don't make any sense and seem to be a pathetic loser yourself. I don't think MGMT has any financial problems. If it was their main concern, they would have followed the formula of their financial success and not chosen a different path. By the way, I like a lot of big name artists along with new bands with absolutely no buzz. As long as the music is good, I'd see a band whether they are playing MSG or Living Room. I would of course prefer to see someone in a smaller venue though, like anyone with common sense. You cannot be more off the mark here. Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 2:05 PM

SONY > MGMT

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 2:06 PM

INK AND DAGGER AND MGMT BELONG IN THE SAME POST 4EVA AND EVA TILL THE END OF TIME, MAKES TOTAL SENSE, BANDS SOUND SO ALIKE

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 2:14 PM

Ink & Dagger > Deerhunter

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 2:25 PM

Philly show > Brooklyn show for Ink and Dagger....

They blew me away:)

Great job Geoff

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 2:33 PM

I think you are missing the point on what the other guy is trying to say. You play smaller places you make less money, dummy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 2:35 PM

They wore the makeup! Lulz

Posted by OG blackhat II | August 18, 2010 3:22 PM

How could Philly, of all place, so thoroughly embrace this spectacle?

Posted by Jerry | August 18, 2010 3:43 PM

2:45pm for taking the 1:41pm comment seriously goes to show you who really needs to get a life, while 2:35 is a the voice of rationality.

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

oops, meant 2:05pm not 2:45pm

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

1:37--totes

2:02--Huh??

3:54--Not really

4:01--Maybe

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 5:49 PM

hey 1:53 maybe because Don Devore the forming member of Ink & Dagger is in Amazing Baby??

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 5:55 PM

"You play smaller places you make less money, dummy."

No shit Sherlock. No one was claiming otherwise. No one would want to see shows of the bands they like in bigger places unless they are struggling artists who are trying to make ends meet. In that case they would not be playing big venues anyway. 1:41, 2:35, 4:17 (the same idiot), you seem to be obsessed with money among other things.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 5:56 PM

"No shit sherlock?"

Then what the hell was it that you are trying to dispute here?? The only argument that he was making was the simple fact of more money at bigger venues.

Posted by Third person | August 18, 2010 6:10 PM

They're actually becoming a better live band, which is surprising.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 6:16 PM

just heard sound from last nights MGMT radio city show and honestly, they sound like $hit

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 6:26 PM

DON D FOR LIFE!

Posted by heems | August 18, 2010 6:55 PM

DAVID BOWIE IS COOL

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2010 9:00 PM

MGMT setlist? was there, but didn't know the fourth song.

Posted by brett | August 18, 2010 10:50 PM

MGMT sounded muddied last night. The vocals were completely lost. Terrible live.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2010 3:27 AM

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