Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on November 12, 2010

photos by Chris La Putt

The Loom
The Loom

"Neo-folk and it's many reinterpretations predominated the line-up, which included Headless Horseman, Bentley Addison Wood, Strand of Oaks, Matt Bauer, The Loom and more (we left before Death in it's many forms arrived). This is also just to say that the urban-woodsman look--plaid with hair on your head and/or on your chinny-chin chin--is still in, plus instruments that you probably haven't seen played since that brief stint in your middle school band (and a few odd balls): pots and pans, banjo, soprano/baritone ukulele, upright bass, French horn and trumpet. Watching Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks shimmy with his guitar, Matt Bauer plucking his banjo singing "Daddy was a spider and Momma was a fly," and The Loom in all their polyphonic glory, I was keenly reminded of how awesome house parties of the non-college-Milwaukee's-Beast breed really can be." [Dirty Art Smock]
Though he didn't stay until the end (much like the above reviewer), Chris La Putt stopped by our loft party that took place on Friday, October 22nd. His pictures are in this post. He left after The Loom which means he missed Alcoholic Faith Mission, Dan Mangan, and O'Death.

The Loom left on a tour not long after the party. They're in Philly tonight (11/12) and the tour ends this Saturday night, 11/13, at Bowery Ballroom. They and Anais Mitchell are both opening for Horse Feathers. Tickets are still on sale, and I have a couple pairs you can win. Details at the end of the loft pictures, below...

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman

Bentley Addison Wood

Bentley Addison Wood

Bentley Addison Wood

Bentley Addison Wood

Bentley Addison Wood

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks

Matt Bauer

Matt Bauer

Matt Bauer

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom

The Loom - 2010 Tour Dates
11/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Danger Danger Gallery
11/13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

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TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE LOOM WITH HORSE FEATHERS: e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Loom). Include your first and last name in the email. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted with instructions. Good luck!
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Comments (29)

The best album in the Latin Grammy's: Nelly Furtado with "My Plan": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT-ompnJDPo

Posted by somosdynamo | November 12, 2010 6:26 PM

looks like someone just bought a new super wide angle.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2010 6:32 PM

Nose pickers..

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2010 6:36 PM

HELL YEAH STRAND OF OAKS

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2010 11:37 PM

what a boring show. the sign in the first photo makes me want to pee on their couch. new age urban hippies, booorrrriiiiing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 12:49 AM

Matt bauer is the spider we r the fly' weave that banjo twang Hank Williams strung out style works well!!!
Get this line up on a serious tour:

Black swans
Matt Bauer
Lewis n Ckark

that is pycho folk!!
Blue velvet style,,DH baby wants to,,,,

folk on!

Posted by Jimitits | November 13, 2010 1:23 AM

A great show. One of my favorites of this year. I'd love to see some Dan Mangan pictures, there were so many photographers there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 2:00 AM

M-E-H

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 7:30 AM

dood from loom only owns one shirt. bv pushes this band too much. borecore. rich folk music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 8:58 AM

parkslope food co wop folk. iz dis cheese fair trade?

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 9:08 AM

@12:49 Brooklyn loft parties are all about the little people. That couch probably cost some trust fund kids' parents a chunka change.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 9:59 AM

Indie folk=recession yacht rock.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 10:00 AM

fat folk

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 10:28 AM

my favorite part of the night was when all the hip hop guys crashed the party and laid down some fat beats. then the mexican narco-ballad singers bv got from the 1 train finished playing just in time for the nepalese folk band from queens. that partay was off da hook. parties like these make me love how diverse ny has become. too bad some people move to town and only hang with people who look just like them and come from the same backgrounds. if that happened in nyc, this city would be so boring.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 10:46 AM

NO MORE BEARDS

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 11:32 AM

everytime i see the loom, they have a different lineup but the snoozy music still leaves me cold. bassist is kinda pervy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 12:00 PM

2nd pic to the bottom: is that Malkmus?

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

1:23 am Issac Hayes?

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2010 12:50 PM

Awesome photos Chris! Was an awesome show and I hope they do another one.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:17 AM

Seriously people? The Loom fucking killed. Great bands, great food, cheap drinks, this was an awesome night. Haters stayed home and sat on their thumbs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:10 AM

thanks mom.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 8:00 AM

haters like me paid 500 for that CMJ badge and were out at real showcases so i don't know what the fuck you are talking about mom. pretty sure by just looking at these bands that nothing rocked here--banjer and uke=sufjan aristocracy. haters like me came to see something new, not insider bands who play loft parties year after year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 9:00 AM

Dumbshits like you paid $500. How much doodie dick to you schlobb to get that kind of cash?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:00 PM

3:10 The only thing the loom ever kills is the audience's sex drive. This show looks like a serious no-bone-zone.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:24 PM

You walk around at rock shows with a boner? As your mother, I'm horrified.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:29 PM

As we were discussing, one probably not so subtle shot Pitchfork took at you guys last week was to describe their festival as "a lineup we'd like to see in one spot, convenient, affordable." They're alluding, among other things, to the fact that a CMJ badge in 2010 costs $495, which is a lot of money. How do you guys get to that figure?

Well, I mean, I think people tend to focus on the nighttime showcases that are happening, which certainly is a big part of what we do. But we've also got seventy panels or something, we've got a bunch of films, there is the conference aspect to it as well as the showcase aspect. We also--every show that we put on, you can pay seven dollars or ten dollars or twenty dollars to see that show at night. The vast majority of people who participate in CMJ aren't buying badges--they're going to individual shows. That gets overlooked a lot.

Right. We should also mention here that the badges don't always guarantee entry.

And that's an ongoing issue that we constantly try and address. It doesn't always work. But the fact of the matter is, there's only so much room, and it's difficult to make it either/or, where you either have to buy a badge--and you shut out everybody else who either isn't interested in getting a badge or can't afford it--or you make admission at the door available. But it's a valid concern that a lot of people have, and it's an ongoing process that we're trying to fix. Certainly, people get turned away.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:47 PM

So why no pics of O'Death? After the couple of years they've had, I would have liked to have seen those photos. Just a consistently great band. I was there for the show and Alcoholic Faith Mission was pretty righteous too. Worth suffering through all the bands that came before. Would've been cool to have seen O'Death all stretched out with this flattering camera trick, too. Watcha say, BV?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:16 PM

not only does Stand of oaks rule, but Tim is one of the greatest humans ever.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 9:58 PM

MOAR STRAND OF OAKS!!! Strand of Oaks at the Rock shop tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2010 1:04 PM

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