Posted in music | pictures on March 25, 2011

Bowery Ballroom photos by Lionel Bergeron, SXSW photos by Josh Darr

Noah & the Whale @ Bowery Ballroom
Noah and the Whale

"I would gladly spend my last night on earth with Noah & the Whale... The fullness and the richness of their song whether on acoustic folk songs or rock songs on the electric guitar is amplified a thousand times by the band's enthusiasm. It's easy to see on their faces that they love what they're doing: even their bleakest, darkest songs like 'I Have Nothing' have a purity and an elegance that sets them apart from broody emo ballads on the radio. Similarly, Noah & the Whale's poppiest, most playful songs aren't just throwaway songs: substance and masterful lyrics complement pure infectiousness. -[Trust Me On This]
That's some strong Noah & the Whale love, and it's also someone's review from one of their two recent Bowery Ballroom shows that they played with Luke Rathborne (3/21 & 3/22).

The NYC shows came just a few days after the band were down at SXSW to play a few shows including a showcase at Stubb's on March 17th with TV On The Radio (who also played a day party at the same venue), Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band (who have a Brooklyn show coming up), Portugal The Man (whose upcoming tour brings them to Webster Hall), and Foster The People (who have two upcoming sold out NYC shows).

TVOTR's set is watchable at Spinner's site.

Pictures from both the 3/21 Bowery show AND the official SXSW showcase, all bands included, adorn this post. They continue below along with some new Noah & the Whale song streams, Noah's NYC setlists and more dates...

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Foster The People @ Official Spinner Showcase (by Josh Darr)

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster The People

Noah & The Whale @ Official Spinner Showcase (by Josh Darr)

Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

Portugal The Man @ Official Spinner Showcase (by Josh Darr)

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Charles Bradley @ Official Spinner Showcase (by Josh Darr)

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

TV On The Radio @ Official Spinner Showcase (by Josh Darr)

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

Luke Rathborne at Bowery Ballroom (by Lionel Bergeron)

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne

Noah and the Whale at Bowery Ballroom (by Lionel Bergeron)

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale

Noah & The Whale also recently released a version of "The Line" for Q Radio and a pair of demos for "Tonight's The Kind Of Night", one recorded on Garageband. Those are the songs here....

Noah & The Whale - The Line

Noah & The Whale - Tonight's The Night DEMO #1

Noah & The Whale - Tonight's The Night DEMO #2

Noah & the Whale setlist 3/21/11 (via)
Blue Skies
TonightÕs the Kind of Night
Give a Little Love
Give it All Back
Love of an Orchestra
Life is Life
Just Me Before We Met
The Line
[false start] I Have Nothing
My Door is Always Open
Wild Thing
Rocks and Daggers
Shape of My Heart
Waiting for My Chance to Come
First Days of Spring
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Old Joy
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Five Years Time

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Noah & the Whale setlist 3/22/11 (via)
Blue Skies
TonightÕs the Kind of Night
Give a Little Love
Give it All Back
Love of an Orchestra
Life is Life
Just Me Before We Met
The Line
I Have Nothing
My Door is Always Open
Wild Thing
Rocks and Daggers
Shape of My Heart
Waiting for My Chance to Come
First Days of Spring
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Old Joy
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Five Years Time

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NOAH & THE WHALE - 2011 TOUR DATES
24/03/11 Toronto The Mod Club
30/03/11 Manchester Deaf Institue
31/03/11 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
02/04/11 Glasgow Stereo
03/04/11 Dublin Whelans
04/04/11 Bristol Thekla
06/04/11 Utrecht Tivoli
07/04/11 Hamburg Logo
09/04/11 Oslo Parkteatret
10/04/11 Stockholm Strand
11/04/11 Copenhagen Vega
13/04/11 Berlin Postbahnhof
14/04/11 Zurich Abart
15/04/11 Munich 59 to 1
17/04/11 Cologne Luxor
18/04/11 Amsterdam Melkweg
19/04/11 Brussels AB Club
26/04/11 Lille Aeronef Club
27/04/11 Rouen Le 106 Club
28/04/11 Paris La Gaiete Lyrique
03/05/11 Manchester Ritz
04/05/11 Leeds Met
05/05/11 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
07/05/11 Sheffield Leadmill
08/05/11 Dublin Academy
09/05/11 Liverpool Stanley Theatre
10/05/11 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
12/05/11 Bristol Trinity
13/05/11 Birmingham HMV Library
16/05/11 London Roundhouse
17/05/11 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
18/05/11 Cambridge Junction
17/07/11 Spain Benicassim Festival
08/08/11 Punchestown Oxegen Festival
10/08/11 Kinross T in the Park
26/08/11 Reading Reading Festival
27/08/11 Leeds Leeds Festival

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Comments (3)

Still the worst band name ever.

Unless someone starts a band called "The Life Aquatic with Wes Anderson"

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 2:55 PM

They're playing Irving Plaza in June

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 3:54 PM

2 sets of noah and the whale pictures, 2 setlists, and 3 stupid songs from them. fuck this band..

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 3:55 PM

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