Posted in music | pictures on November 15, 2010

photos by Erez Avissar

Ariel Pink
Os Mutantes

On his records, [Ariel Pink] disguises himself in swaths of lo-fi tape hiss, but live he must get creative... His five-piece Haunted Graffiti opens with "Beverly Kills" from this year's major-indie debut Before Today and it is striking how close the band sounds to the record. Even with five people juggling Pink's self-made duties, details, and voiceovers, it is hard to imagine that learning this stuff was easy.

But as they continue into "L'Estat (Acc. to the Maid)," the details quickly succumb to the limitations of the [venue]: Guitar surfs and slides become difficult to catch, and all the tempo changes melt together. Some of the tunes that follow, like "Menopause," sound like songs by Yes. Luckily, the new-wave itch of "Fright Night" and celestial four-man chorus on "Round and Round" manage to poke through beautifully.

The co-headliners for this show, Brazil's legendary band, Os Mutantes, were an odd fit for this pairing, but being odd is the only thing that is ever fit them.

Pink's homemade productions race back to the '80s, '70s and '60s, but Os Mutantes, in the '60s themselves, redefined psychedelic futurism. Sérgio Dias and company do not disappoint on the Salvador Dali front, all dressed in caftans (save Bia Mendes in a short black jacket) with a flutist in tow, dabbing Tropicália rhythms with flourishes of English folk and opera betwixt drum breaks worthy of James Brown.
[Philadelphia Inquirer]

That review comes from the Friday night, 11/12, Os Mutantes and Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. The two bands then played Webster Hall in NYC with (a horned) Diva, one night later, Saturday night, 11/13. The pictures in this post are from that NYC show - both from in front of the stage, and some taken behind it (pictures from last time Os Mutantes played Webster Hall are HERE).

Os Mutantes and Ariel Pink have the night off tonight (11/15), but will play Montreal Tuesday before heading back in to the US by the end of the week. Both recently played Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin Texas as part of their tour together. All dates HERE. More pictures below...

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ARIEL PINK - 2010 TOUR DATES
11/16 Montreal, PQ - National #
11/17 Toronto, ONT - Opera House #
11/18 Bowling Green, OH - Clazel Theater #
11/19 Chicago, IL - Metro #
11/20 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center #
11/23 Denver, CO - Bluebird #
11/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge #
11/26 Vancouver BC - Vogue #
11/27 Seattle, WA - Neumo's #
11/28 Portland, OR - Berbati's #
11/30 San Francisco, CA - Regency #
12/1 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater #
12/2 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda #
* = w/ The Flaming Lips
# = w/ Os Mutantes

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Comments (18)

Diva was easily the worst musical performance I have ever seen. She was completely insufferable. I would rather get dysentery than sit through another one of her performances.

Ariel Pink was great though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:06 PM

Ariel Pink at Irving Plaza was much better earlier this year... this was kind of a let down

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:23 PM

your mama's a letdown.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:29 PM

Nice shots

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:36 PM

I don't understand how anyone can think Ariel Pink's music is good. There is just nothing remotely interesting about it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:57 PM

Os Mutantes 2010 is one original member....not exactly the real thing

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:15 PM

This show was terrible

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:44 PM

^kinda agree. Diva sucked, Ariel was good but i could not hear any of the vocals. Left before Mutantes cuz of work in the morning, but heard bad things. btw, old guy witht the glasses in that pic kept ripping farts. wtf.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:50 PM

Os Mutantes were excellent this weekend. No kidding, they're not the same as back in 1972, what are you gonna do when your former bandmates are now insufferable divas or brain-damaged? Sergio Dias was basically the soul of the group anyway, and Rita Lee disassociated herself from them a long time ago.

Clearly all the musicians onstage were amazingly talented and loved every minute of it - a complete reunion with all three original members would be sick beyond belief, but I'll take what I can get.

If you were only there for Ariel Pink, you missed out (though they were fun too).

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 7:03 PM

if you left before Mutantes, i am not sure what to say about you. i know it's one original member, but they f'ing rule live

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:16 PM

if you told me Ariel Pink was an A-ha cover band I would have believed you

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:32 PM

I wasn't entirely comfortable with the ariel / os mutantes combination. review here:
i luv ariel pink. live in NYC:
http://maven.ly/2010/11/16/haunted-hall-ariel-pink-os-mutantes-at-webster/

Posted by maria | November 16, 2010 12:47 AM

This was one of the worst concerts I've ever seen, Mutantes being one of my favorite bands of all time. Talk about depressing. Felt totally defeated after a few songs.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:07 AM

I saw Os Mutantes at Lincoln Center a few years ago, and although it was thrilling to hear the songs live, it just didn't have a spark. New female singer is good, but they are missing the character of Rita Lee's voice.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 10:06 AM

great photos rez!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 10:06 AM

I thought cole from the black lips was supposed to play too?

Posted by Patrick | November 17, 2010 2:39 PM

Who was that Diva chick? Does she have recorded music?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 11:06 PM

saw the philly show, everything from my tickets to the information on the venue's website indicated ariel pink were headlining.. but they weren't and we came in in during their second song. stuck around for os mutantes but was pretty bored after a few songs and left, and i wasn't the only one.. the place had really started to clear out halfway through their show, obviously everyone was there to see APHG and therefore they should have headlined, nothing sucks more than false advertising! give the people what they want! you don't put the band everyone came to see 2nd if you actually want ppl to stick around for the last band!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2010 12:59 AM

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