Posted in music | pictures on September 7, 2010

words and photos by BBG, more photos by Samantha Marble

Thurston & Jim @ ATP NY (photo by Abbey Braden for ATP)
Jarmusch

My 11 Most Notable Moments at ATP NY 2010 by Adrienne Day

(11) Book club with Samantha Hunt and Luc Sante. Apparently Nikola Tesla thought he was married to a pigeon. #ThingsIlearnedatATP

(10) Jim Jarmusch and Thurston Moore's silly but entertaining exchange about "weird New York"

(9) @janelerner's Mary-Poppins-like bag with its bottomless supply of comforts from home

(8) Sleep's defibrillating two-hour-plus set

(7) Blagdon Lake at dusk: http://twitpic.com/2m59gh

(6) Beak> opening with the terrific "Blagdon Lake" and keeping it surprisingly cohesive / groove-able for the whole set

(5) Injuries sustained while losing at air hockey: a heavily bruised knee and what feels like a torn rotator cuff

(4) Years of incontinence producing an unmistakably ripe aroma in Kutsher's front elevator

(3) Stooges scholarship ("Williamson should go back to designing computer chips"; "Iggy's slowed down a bit but still, holy shit")

(2) This little pumin has apparently already been featured on Brooklyn Vegan: http://twitpic.com/2m59bb

(1) no wifi as its own time warp, leading to in-depth convos and contemplative gazing on the lake

Our own ATP NY review now concludes with a recap of Sunday. If you're just joining us, start with Friday and then read Saturday, before continuing...

Ron Jeremy & new friend @ ATP NY Sunday night
Altar

How do you get out of a conversation with Ron Jeremy? It's 1:30 AM on Monday (Sunday night), my friends are talking to the porn legend, and all I can think about is rest. It's been a brutal weekend of fantastic performances, great conversation, contact highs, 30 packs of beer, fantastic people, not to mention great music. But by the end of Sunday (the final day of ATP NY 2010), I just needed some Zs.

After a day-opening set of psychedelia from White Hills on stage two (which I enjoyed though it didn't manage to give me the kick in the ass I needed), The Greenhornes held down my interest for what I caught of their set. The Detroit Cincinnati band's garage pop played to one of the biggest early day crowds that I had seen on all three days. Kurt Vile's garagey punk followed on the second stage, sounding much heavier live than I had anticipated.

Fucked Up was next on the main stage, so I made sure to secure a primo slot for the mayhem. Madman Pink Eyes, who sang 2/3 of the show from the crowd, did all of the following during his set in the Stardust Room: crushed a coke can like Stone Cold Steve Austin, sprinkled Cocoa Puffs on the crowd, smeared himself with Oreos, performed all of "Crusades" with a plastic bag on his head, laid down in the center of the crowd, instigated a group hug of 20-30 people, and took audience members on piggy back rides. After two days of festival madness, it was definitely the shot in the arm I needed. Vivian Girls, who followed them on the second stage, was a bit of a comedown, but then again who wouldn't be?

GZA's set was moved to later that night on stage two (which I would end up missing due to Altar), so his stage one slot was filled by comedian Hannibal Burress who had also performed Friday night. I missed his set and ended up catching Wooden Shjips' powerful psychedelic set on the second stage. There were many retro-leaning bands playing over the course of the weekend. My favorite sets in that category came from Dungen and The Black Angels. Powerful, trippy and fantastic.

With the lights down low, Hope Sandoval played xylophone and crooned with her enchanting voice to the Stardust Stage crowd. On any other occasion, I might have found the set mesmerizing, but at that moment another pick me up was needed and I surprisingly found that in Girls's sunny Elvis Costello brand of pop directly afterward. With all of the recent brutality (Fucked Up, Wooden Shjips, and in a much different way, um, Vivian Girls) it was a fun change to see the band run through tracks like "Laura" from their recent LP. Great set from this Cali crew.

T Model Ford
T Model Ford

Of all the artists walking around Kutshers during ATP weekend, the two that seemingly had the most fans/people clamoring to meet them were Sunday's curator Jim Jarmusch, and T-Model Ford. It didn't hurt that T-Model was apt to take his guitar out and play anywhere with a little battery-powered amp. The bluesman finally got his time under the lights of the second stage on Sunday night though, and the adoration continued, with people cheering while he tuned (multiple times).

Raekwon took the stage a touch late with an introduction from Ron Jeremy, running through the classic Wu material: "Protect Ya Neck", "C.R.E.A.M.", "Ice Cream", set opener "Motherless Child", "House of Flying Daggers" and many more. Though I nerd out to the tracks and even ODB classic-that-felt-like-set-filler-in-a-Raekwon-show "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" on the Stardust Room system, the set felt phoned in. Not to sound insensitive, but is a few-minute shout out to your grandfather who is buried in Monticello really necessary? GZA, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore watched the set from the sides of the stage.

I missed GZA's rescheduled set completely on the second stage (because of Altar), but he reportedly delivered a freestyle-heavy set. The Wu-tang rep later showed up at The Deep End Bar to greet the legendary Kool Herc who was DJing late-night...

GZA & Kool Herc ATP (Kory Grow)
GZA

Partway into [Kool Herc's] set, in walked Wu-Tang Clan's GZA, who had played a sort-of aggressive set at the same time as Altar (I went back and forth between the two.) ...in the presence of Herc, he was nothing but reverent. He nonchalantly stepped behind the turntables and said hello. ...It was one of those rare moments where you felt like you were seeing something rare and historic. GZA grabbed the mic and talked about what a legend Kool Herc was and thanked him before leaving.-
[Sadness Is Delicious]
After leaving Altar, I spent a good portion on my way out saying goodbyes to the many new friends I had made at ATP. The festival is more than a string of shows, a worn-down hotel, and a few too many beers; it's a community of like-minded and friendly people that I have not experienced anywhere else. ATP New York was tons of fun, and I spent a good portion of Sunday lamenting that my experience was almost over and I'd have to wait another year. But I'll definitely be there.

Pictures from Friday HERE and Saturday HERE, and the rest of Sunday, below...

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Thurston Moore by Samantha Marble

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore

White Hills

White Hills

White Hills

White Hills

White Hills

White Hills

White Hills

The Greenhornes by Samantha Marble

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Hannibal Burress (photo courtesy of Abbey Braden for ATP)

Hannibal Burress

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Hope Sandoval

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Dungen

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

Girls

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

Ron Jeremy introducing Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Raekwon

Thurston & Kim watching Raekwon

Raekwon

The Black Angels

Black Angels

Black Angels

Black Angels

Black Angels

Black Angels

Black Angels

Black Angels

GZA (photo courtesy of Abbey Braden for ATP)

GZA

Altar

Altar

Altar

Altar

More Alter PHOTOS HERE.

Altar

Altar

Pictures from Friday HERE and Saturday HERE.

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Comments (47)

Without even looking at the pictures, let me guess: the singer from Fucked Up has his shirt off.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 1:50 PM

hope sandoval was actually permitting people to take pictures of her. shocking!

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:00 PM

Yup, I was right.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:03 PM

is that tom cruise's wife with ron jeremy?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:08 PM

I would like to add the 12th most notable Moment at ATP...

12. When the hummus cook at the snack bar accidentally undercharged the price of a side order from $3.50 to $2.50 during the Hope Sandoval set.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:27 PM

sausage fest 2010

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:34 PM

Actually . . . no sausage . . . . ASIA DOG!!

Posted by jan jansson | September 7, 2010 2:37 PM

I'm glad cannibal hummus was allowed to do an additional set!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:40 PM

so does anyone actually know why the fuck Ron Jeremy was there?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:45 PM

I heard that Ron Jeremy and that Singer from Fucked up are having a secret love affair.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 2:49 PM

Lee Renaldo's favorite member of Wu Tang is U-GOD. That's what I just made up. Woah.

Posted by Bone A. Part | September 7, 2010 2:50 PM

God Bless Fucked Up. That singer is one of the most real, humble guys I've ever met. That was one of the most exciting sets all weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 3:15 PM

Ron Jeremy was there because he is a media whore

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 3:23 PM

hey 2:49, I actually witnessed the end of a conversation between Ron Jeremy and Fucked Up guy by the entrance to the main stage. Fat-ass Fucked Up guy was gushing over fat-ass porn guy telling him how much he loved his book, and was a big fan "for real".

It was moving...

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 3:34 PM

Hope Sandoval's set was absolutelty gorgeous, one of my favorite moments of the weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 3:35 PM

Isn't Ron Jeremy a hero to every ugly fat man?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 3:58 PM

Is ron jeremy wearing a pair of pink crocs? new indie rock footwear trend?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:16 PM

It's named the Starlight Ballroom, not 'Stardust'.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:17 PM

Yes BV, hope is always "mesmerizing". So much that you typo-ed her name above the photos as in 'Hoep Sandoval'

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:27 PM

I noticed that typo too, but if BV was really knowledgable, they would utilize her real name... Hummus Sandoval.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:33 PM

Hahahahaha, Girls and Sunn0))) playing a festival together. Sunn0))) should have just went over and beat the shit out of them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:33 PM

i hate ron jeremy yes i said hate

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:52 PM

The singer from Girls was right up front for Raekwon's set. Not so much for Boris/Sunn O)))'s set.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 4:57 PM

Ron JereMEHy

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 5:37 PM

^lol........

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 5:44 PM

can anyone confirm that the black angels are the new raekawon/gza psych rock supergroup?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 5:45 PM

the only thing I don;t get about ATP is that if this is being held upstate at a sprawling Country Club on a beautiful summer weekend, then why are the stages not outside?

You travel all the way up there and other than the 'vibe' that everyone keeps taking about about being in that environment, once the band starts playing in the ballroom you might as well be back in Manhattan watching a show.

It's the Catskills, the bands should be playing outside by the lake.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 5:50 PM

anyone have the Stooges setlist????

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 5:51 PM

someone please explain to me what Ron Jeremy is doing there and what he has to do with ATP?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 6:00 PM

Honestly, 5:50? Outside concerts suck. You like baking in the sun for hours while you watch your favorite band bake in the sun? (or worse....rain) And guess what else? Rock-n-roll sounds like shit in the open air...as does folk, rap, blues, polka and anything else (with the exception mabye of bluegrass) The main venue at kutsher's has an perfect sightlines, and great sound. Go to fuckin' Bonaroo if you like the great outdoors. Make sure you bring your best pair of flip flops and a good set of hippy sticks...

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 6:32 PM

^yep

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 6:48 PM

ron jeremy went to my high school, true story

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 7:16 PM

I would get myself checked out if I were you...

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 7:24 PM

6:32 speaks truth.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 8:19 PM

5:50 is an ignoramus. You're not welcome at ATP.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 8:37 PM

who plays drums now for vivian girls? i didn't see her/him.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 9:52 PM

day 3 ftw.

too many comments about ron jeremy.

i take it hoep was intentionally misspelled?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2010 11:03 PM

Thanks for a great weekend ATP. The lineup was underwhelming and I still had a kickass time.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2010 12:27 AM

Greenhornes are from Cincinnati not Detroit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2010 12:54 PM

stooges, sonic youth and altar were all mindblowing and made this event totally worth it...starlight ballroom is a great place to see bands period...i will go again

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2010 1:18 PM

the girl with ron jeremy is sam marble, the photographer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2010 3:51 PM

BLACK ANGELS WERE AMAZING

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 12:28 AM

agreed ^^

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 3:06 AM

did anyone hook-up at ATP ? for real. love is in the air.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 4:11 AM

Poser Fest 2010

Posted by Grape Soda | September 10, 2010 12:23 PM

Glad to see Ron is out about and about.
Check out his first mainstream starring role in "Beaches, Bunsd and Bikinis."

Posted by 3bproducer | September 15, 2010 10:09 AM

So no Madter lengendary Kim Solomon n the scientist
they were supposed to show
too cool for such an event like this
reading festival more suited for them
the line up was weak
let the folks who manage this call in
Hal Willner n co.
N get some good serious attempt at
genius!!
Next time??!
Jt

Posted by Jimititd | September 18, 2010 3:56 AM

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