photos by Lionel Bergeron
[At their first of two shows at Bowery Ballroom (11/18)], Tame Impala wowed a very sold out crowd... Though lead singer, Kevin Parker, gripped his throat throughout the set due to his strained voice, no one could complain about the band's gripping presence... Coupled with a stellar projector show of squiggles that danced to Parker's riffs, the band completely blew everyone's collective wig off with grinding guitar squeals and hardened, rhythmic percussion... Had Parker's voice been in perfect form, no one would have noticed. Lyrics are back-benched here in favor of psychedelic washes of sound. There was a wall of finely controlled squall that held us all rapt. [A Heart is a Spade]I have to agree with the band blowing everyone's wigs off, though I saw Tame Impala's second Bowery Ballroom show which took place one night later (11/19). We already posted pictures from the first night. This set of pictures is from night two which Stardeath & White Dwarfs and Kuroma also opened. All three bands are still on tour.
More Bowery pictures and some videos below...
Star Death & White Dwarf
Stardeath & White Dwarfs - 'The Birth' @ Bowery Ballroom on 11/18
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss (Live) on 11/18 from Big Ass Lens
Tame Impala - Alter Ego live at Bowery Ballroom 11/19/10