Posted in MP3 | music | pictures on January 16, 2011

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Nick Thorburn & Michael Cera @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago
Mister Heavenly
Mister Heavenly

"Mister Heavenly, the newly formed band of Honus Honus, Joe Plummer, Nick Thorburn, and Michael Cera, took part in Tommorow Never Knows at Lincoln Hall [in Chicago on Friday night]... Mister Heavenly played around an hour, digging up songs nobody has ever heard, playing a few covers, including "Bad Man" by the Oblivians. For it being one of their first shows, it was really tight. A lot of these songs are really strong. The sound was great. The energy was there. They had fun, and it showed. A strong set for a young band of seasoned artists, with Michael Cera tipping up on one leg in his red hat. slapping a pick-less bass. They joked about cheese, told a few beginning to stories about snipers, got shit thrown at them." [Gonzo Chicago]
As mentioned, both Mister Heavenly's label (Sub Pop) and the venue they're playing in NYC tonight/Sunday (Bowery Ballroom) told me that Michael Cera would most likely not be there. Now that I know he played with them Friday night at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, I'm having trouble believing he won't be at the NYC show too. And considering Michael's name is not in any of the press materials or in the band's promo pictures, it just seems like some kind of big cover-up to downplay the biggest celebrity in the band which also contains members of Modest Mouse, Man Man and Islands. We'll find out soon enough (update: Bowery has since changed their story).

Tickets are still available for tonight's show. Sun Airway and Little Shalimar open and the show starts around 9pm, so Mister Heavenly will probably go on around 11pm. That gives you enough time to download (or stream) the two songs they're giving away (learn them before the show). Those songs and more pictures from Chicago below...

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly

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Comments (28)

why is Michael Cera's bass shaped like a potato?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 5:57 PM

is this website's audience made of of 16 year old's from the year 2007?

Why such excitement about Micheal Cera...whether or not he'll (omygosh!) actually show up on stage?

He is a one-note actor, who has appeared in bomb-after bomb movie....please stop writing about him and his shitty "supergroup. They are so "super", nobody gives two shits about the bands they are from

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 6:05 PM

I actually was lucky enough to catch the show. They had a decent sound... nothing to really get excited about. Seeing Cera play was kind of a novelty and you could definitely tell a lot of people checked it out just to see him play. I was up close during when they took the stage and it was a harmless set that kept my attention. At one point I snaked out my thick hipster cock into my palm midway through intending to use my flannel shirt sleeve as a cum rag, but it just wasn't that astounding of a show so I just decided to edge until Cera and the boys left the stage. I'll need to hear their full length to make a more solid assessment of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 6:14 PM

Ill take another Micheal Cera movie over a Nicholas Cage movie thats for fucken sure.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 6:15 PM

Say what you will about Cera and the unending string of awful movies he's been in... George Michael is one of the best characters ever on television.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 6:36 PM

Was just about to say the same thing as 6:36. Cera gets a lifetime pass for me for that role.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 7:13 PM

I like turtles.

Posted by jonathan | January 16, 2011 7:16 PM

ian curtis cera

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 7:26 PM

vox bass

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 8:44 PM

@6:05
People care about Modest Mouse so little they had a #1 album! Man, no-one likes them at all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 9:16 PM

Vox Phantom bass, you dickheads. They actually sound pretty cool.

Posted by Colonel K | January 16, 2011 9:37 PM

Oh how cute an indie celebrity band with a guy from hip shows who plays himself in every role.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 9:42 PM

At least its better than Warpaint where the girls are shitty actresses AND shitty musicians.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 10:34 PM

Enough of this goober already (something that could've also been said 2 to 3 years ago).

Let's face it Arrested Development was one of the lamest, most overrated "comedies" since Seinfeld.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 10:38 PM

fucking george michael.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 10:40 PM

NO TOUCHING!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 11:50 PM

No Ramona Flowers, no dice.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 11:53 PM

I have Pop Pop in the attic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2011 11:58 PM

i just blue myself.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 1:05 AM

or...you know...maybe he had a pick. i don't know. i wrote that at 4am. to quote Jason Lee "i drank too much and i didn't fucking eat"

They were really good. Nice mix of Honus / Nick's vocals.

Also, I just put up an 8000 page interview with Handsome Furs. Lots of new record talk, amongst a million other things.

Enjoy : http://hotmetaldobermans.blogspot.com/2011/01/interview-in-4d-handsome-furs-talk-new.html

Posted by John Yingling | January 17, 2011 1:47 AM

Bob Loblaw's Law Blog.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 2:13 AM

I like the pretty cool bass of Michael Cera's

Posted by hier | January 17, 2011 5:20 AM

What about Jason Schwartzman and Phantom Planet?! I saw them play at the Village Underground (RIP) with fifty people... Dude was cool as fuck; now the rest of the band I can't say the same...

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 10:28 AM

meh hummus bejar

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 10:59 AM

Coconut Records is the shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 1:07 PM

Did anyone see the hummus guy in the bathroom sniffing lines of hummus off pita triangles.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2011 7:05 PM

i like michael cera, he seems like a funny dude. but this band is a total waste of everyone's time

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2011 2:56 PM

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