Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 9, 2010

photos by Greg Cristman,

Altar

Two nights after they closed out ATP NY, Altar, aka sunn o))), Boris, Jesse Sykes, Joe Preston, and others, headlined Brooklyn Masonic Temple (smack dab in the middle of two Sleep shows). The Altar show featured opening sets by BXI (aka Boris + Ian Astbury of The Cult) and the enchanting Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter. Power failures caused the headliner's show to halt ten minutes in, and the way the show ended is up for some debate, but those issues aside, anyone who was there until the end doesn't seem to be complaining...

"The experience alone of seeing these two amazing bands perform this album in its entirety was the best live performance I've ever had both physically and mentally.
While exiting the show, my comrades and I remained in silence only to make the occasional comment of "holy shit that was amazing", or "my body is still vibrating."
Now that I have been to several 'big time' events about the city which include some of my favored bands, this still remains to be the best thing to have happened in New York since I've been here, and possibly the year.

My praise to you, oh, Elder Gods. My our sacrifices be plentiful.

Blood for the blood God." [Vitamin C4]

More pictures from the show are below...

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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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Comments (23)

I live a few blocks from the masonic temple, and this show was so loud that the vibration knocked my food processor off the counter.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 5:35 PM

I hope your hummus was ok.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 5:46 PM

^I told you already that was my cat which knocked the food processor on the floor lol

see you tonight anyway

Posted by roommate | September 9, 2010 5:46 PM

Was the show loud?

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 5:46 PM

not too loud

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 6:25 PM

could have been louder

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 6:51 PM

greaaat show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 7:40 PM

hahahhahahahahaha metal

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 8:04 PM

This night couldn't hold a candle to the ATP performance. Just being honest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 8:31 PM

Nice to see Jesse Sykes included. She's got some good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 11:55 PM

yo, atp candle guy, fuck off. glad you went to both, great for you ya. well, atp show was not as good as boris at mhow and sunn w earth at masonic in spring. big whoop. it was a great show anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 12:28 AM

metal or artsy fartsy pseudo metal?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 1:22 AM

Dude, sorry but the Bortis/Sunn show at ATP was better than both of those shows. Don't be bitter.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 1:58 AM

I really love them ... so great.
and Fantastic pictures!

Posted by Kris | September 10, 2010 4:10 AM

why only one picture of the cute guitar player from Boris..she is CUTE

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 10:23 AM

i've seen sunno))) three times, the first time at the old knitting factory... and tuesday's show was fine... just to be enveloped in that droning, buzzing mass of electrical power recharges me for days... great show, nice to hear them play with boris... who i also saw at the old knitting factory... rock on wata

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 10:43 AM

there was one downfall of atp... seeing her with her kid

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 10:45 AM

jim morrison looks terrible

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 11:31 AM

"jim morrison looks terrible"

i'd say he actually looks pretty good considering he's been dead for almost 40 years

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 12:08 PM

well, yeah, i'm bitter. i didn't even know there was an altar show at atp... i completely missed it.

btw, wata has a kid? wow, who's the lucky dad?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 4:04 PM

^^^The dad is her husband, Atsuo! Ruined my fantasy too...

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 10:07 PM

Amazing show, although the technical difficulties dropped it down a few notches since it kinda killed the mood. That and the no fog (I'm guessing to conserve energy?)

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2010 8:47 PM

thanks I really love them ... so great.
and Fantastic pictures!

Posted by Mark Lewis | September 16, 2010 1:07 PM

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