Posted in music | pictures on October 19, 2010

words & photos by David Andrako

Conflict of Interest 2010

Nada Surf headlined The Syndicate's 12th Annual Pre-CMJ "Conflict of Interest" Party at Rebel NYC on Monday night (10/18). The free show, hosted by Allison Hagendorf also featured performances from Kitten, Oh Land, Bo Burnham, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reggie Watts..

The club filled to capacity early in the evening as concert-goers took full advantage of drink specials, numerous giveaways and bags of free swag. Los Angeles band, Kitten kicked things off with a loud, noisy set that showcased lead singer Chloe Chaidez, who at just 16 years old, has a commanding stage presence. Oh Land aka Nanna Fabricius, the Brooklyn by way of Denmark electronic artist gave the second performance of the night. Nanna sang and played a six padded drum machine that was hooked up to a band of LED lights and topped off with balloons that had videos projected on them.

Bo Burnham, the 20 year old Youtube sensation who's first Comedy Central special aired last weekend "Words Words Words", greeted the audience with bags of candy and a 20 minute set of songs, poems and prerecorded bits. Burnham who calls himself "the best rapper in the world" has a cd/dvd of his special hit stores on the 19th of this month.

White-hot band of the moment, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (playing the first of 7 shows this week) took to the stage in their standard NASCAR Racing Suits and large JR JR light up letters behind them on stage. The Detroit based duo performed songs from their Horse Power EP as well as a pair of covers, Gil Scott Heron's "We Almost Lost Detroit" and The Beach Boy's "God Always Knows." Their brief set was a highlight of the evening.

Reggie Watts followed with his trademark looping, improvised, rapping, singing set to a welcoming crowd that included members of Nada Surf who were enjoying his performance from the soundboard area. Reggie managed to name check Oh Land and also made a point of mentioning the passing of Minneapolis rapper Micheal Larsen, aka Eyedea.

Headliners Nada Surf took to the stage just after midnight and lead singer Matthew Caws laughed that he and bassist Daniel Lorca held their first practice as a band in a rehearsal space upstairs at the club. The band was joined by Guided By Voices guitarist, Doug Gillard who played with the band for their entire 15 song, close-to-90 minute set.

More pictures from Rebel NYC, and the Nada Surf setlist from last night, are below.

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Nada Surf Setlist 10/18/10
Hi-Speed Soul
Happy Kid
Whose Authority
Weightless
Love Goes On
Killians Red
What Is Your Secret?
The Way You Wear Your Head
Enjoy The Silence
Electrocution
Love and Anger
Hyperspace
See These Bones
Always Love
Blankest Year

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Comments (8)

I love Daniel Lorca

Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2010 11:16 AM

the party was insane. wow. what a night

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 11:27 AM

Last night was unreal. Not a single bad act. Kitten really threw it out the window with her Karen O-esque stage presence.

This was Nada Surf's night to shine, by far, one of their greatest nights in terms of sound and set. Too bad photographer did not get the crowd getting on stage at Blankest Year.

Posted by CNC | October 19, 2010 11:45 AM

so did anyone get in who showed up later in the night? is their mercury lounge show the only other one this week?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 12:13 PM

The line was only long until they opened the doors, once the initial burst of people went in there was no line the rest of the night.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 12:38 PM

Yeah, people were getting in around third or fourth act still - few friends still got in. I expected it to get more packed.

And Mercury Lounge is still their only official set for CMJ.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 12:47 PM

Nada Surf are playing another free show Saturday night!

http://workshops.levi.com/calendar/event/spin-exhibition-event

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2010 6:51 PM

who's the guy with the sweet wrist?!

Posted by Andrew | October 19, 2010 8:57 PM

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