Posted in music | pictures on September 24, 2010

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

they played w/ Ra Ra Riot Wednesday night @ Bowery Ballroom
Ra Ra Riot

Just four years ago Ra Ra Riot was playing house parties in Syracuse, NY. Then, the mostly alum college band landed a tour with The Editors, released a self-titled EP in 2007, a debut, The Rhumb Line, one year later, moving course into music .

Supporting their sophomore album, The Orchard, the upstate rockers had new material that sounded like seasoned songs, more soulful than the pop-driven Rhumb. In fact, Ra Ra Riot even appeared as a veteran band in some manner. Perhaps it's their confidence on stage or that they've had four tumultuous, long years together. In rusty red jeans, singer Wes Miles walked out singing almost hymnal as the rest of the band materialized on stage for a brief instrumental into opener "Boy," one of eight Orchard tracks off the 15-song set. To kick off their first New York City shows on their North American tour, the band shared a few firsts, including Miles admittance to playing guitar for the first time on "Kansai." Timid and concentrated on the chords, he held up, providing enough crunch to complement guitarist Milos Binocci. Secondly, during the first of three encore songs, Alexandra Lawn stood her silent electric cello behind her to front the band for some sultry Stevie Nicks vocals on Orchard's "You and I Know," seeming at times lost in the moment then getting quite gun-shy as if she realized she's actually fronting Ra Ra Riot. -[New York Press]

The above review comes from the band's first headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on 9/21 (pics here) where Ra Ra Riot was supported by Phantogram. Ra Ra Riot played Bowery Ballroom again the next night, on Wednesday, but with Lower Dens opening. Pictures from that show are in this post. As you can see in the picures and videos, they were joined by some extra musicians (horns and even more strings).

Last night the band played their first of two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which is where they complete their four night battle against Pavement tonight (9/24).

More pictures, the setlist and some videos from the 2nd Bowery show, below...

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Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard - Bowery Ballroom - 9.22.10 - New York, NY

Ra Ra Riot - Oh La - Bowery Ballroom - 9.22.10 - New York, NY

Ra Ra Riot - Each Year - Bowery Ballroom - 9.22.10 - New York, NY

Ra Ra Riot - Too Dramatic - 9.22.10 - Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

Ra Ra Riot - Boy - 9.22.10 - Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

All videos by linusj. More here.

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Comments (19)

such a good show last night

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:46 PM

They did a good job mixing in a lot of the first album.

Posted by GW | September 24, 2010 4:08 PM

Hot female band members, awful band name and music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2010 12:05 PM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by FP | September 25, 2010 6:05 PM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by اناشيد | September 26, 2010 1:27 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by معا | September 26, 2010 1:28 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by facebook | September 26, 2010 1:30 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by صور | September 26, 2010 1:31 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by القدس | September 26, 2010 1:32 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by عشاق | September 26, 2010 1:32 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by دردشة | September 26, 2010 1:33 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by برامج | September 26, 2010 1:34 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by منتديات | September 26, 2010 1:34 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by ألعاب | September 26, 2010 1:35 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by برشلونة | September 26, 2010 1:36 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by gold | September 26, 2010 1:37 AM

Very good show! And those are some amazing pictures that you posted.

Posted by car | September 26, 2010 1:37 AM

I would do some really dirty things to Milo Bonacci's mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2010 4:42 PM

They played a great mix of songs and sounded fantastic.

Posted by Lauren | September 28, 2010 1:18 PM

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