Posted in music | pictures on October 21, 2010

photos by Andrew St. Clair

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"Lawrence Arabia opened with an easy confidence, nurtured by months on the road supporting Crowded House, despite not having played together for a couple of months. Apple Pie Bed was a hit.

Street Chant followed, and it's fair to say they were the darlings of the night. Scowling college radio DJs emerged with smiles after the fierce and flirty set by the trio, who entertained with between-song banter like "We're Street Chant from New Zealand and we're ready to get sexy", "This song's New Zealandish" and "We're the biggest rock band in New Zealand!"

Fresh from her first offshore gig at LA's Viper Lounge, Ruby Frost performed competently and though she was tagged as "a baby Florence and the Machine" the crowd rewarded her with polite applause.

Kids of 88 got the hard-to-impress CMJ crowd moving. And flirting. "Come back to my apartment!" someone in the crowd yelled. "That's a very good segue into the next song," said singer Sam McCarthy, as they launch into My House. Zowie impressed, and Electric Wire Hustle brought the bass." [New Zealand Herald]

This is course was Tuesday night's New Zealand CMJ showcase at Le Poisson Rouge. More pictures from the show below...

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Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Lawrence Arabia

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Street Chant

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Ruby Frost

Kids of 88

Kids of 88

Kids of 88

Kids of 88

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Kids of 88

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Kids of 88

Kids of 88

Kids of 88

Kids of 88

Kids of 88

Zowie

Zowie

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Zowie

Zowie

Zowie

Zowie

Zowie

Zowie

Zowie

Zowie

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

Electric Wire Hustle

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Comments (11)

Don't think it's fair to say that Street Chant "were the darlings of the evening" at all. Their set actually made me want to leave the room.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 10:44 AM

how many songs did lawrence arabia play? i came in late and caught 3-4 songs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 10:49 AM

i think im in love with zowie

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 10:57 AM

So yeah, like I was saying...I'd hit that.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 10:58 AM

Really? Man that chick can't be over 95 lbs. I'm not sure about that assessment, gentlemen.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 11:30 AM

Street Chant rocked that show. The reviewer is right.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 12:50 PM

More pics! Not enough ethereally-lighted photos!

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 1:44 PM

Street Chant made me want to leave the room because everything afterwards SUCKED!

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 6:35 PM

Ruby Frost rocked the party! She made me hard.

Posted by Sam Jones | October 22, 2010 12:33 AM

She's pretty nice if ya like people slightly over the Karen Carpenter weight.

Ruby Frost? Is that a Stevie Nicks complex, or the 80's band the Paula's from L.A.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2010 1:41 AM

Kids of 88 are killing it!

Ruby Frost is no comparison to Florence... pfft

and Zowie... she makes ME hard.

Posted by Ryan | November 2, 2010 1:47 AM

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