Posted in music | pictures on March 7, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Wild Flag

"On March 5, all-girl supergroup Wild Flag made their New York City debut with two shows at the tiny Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Featuring some of indie rock's most experienced and flat-out rocking women, the fledgling band sounded exactly like the sum of its parts. Now, for most other bands, that might seem like faint praise. However, when your "parts" are made up of two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney (guitarist/singer Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss), ex-Helium frontwoman Mary Timony, and Rebecca Cole of the Minders, that's a sum that most bands can only dream of." [TheMST]
We were at both shows, but for now, a set of pictures (including the setlist) from the early show, which Yellow Fever also played, are in this post.

And don't forget Wild Flag are also play Radio City Music Hall with Bright Eyes on Tuesday and Wednesday - tickets to the Tuesday show are still on sale.

More Rock Shop pictures below...

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Comments (45)

Pissed I couldn't get a ticket to this!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:54 AM

Any late-show pics?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 3:36 AM

so were they actually any good?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 7:33 AM

"so were they actually any good?"

YES.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 7:40 AM

They were exceptional.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:11 AM

Dum Dum girls were better on Friday night

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:19 AM

Lesbian.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:40 AM

^ Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:45 AM

Hey, isn't that the chick from that Fred Armisen show on IFC??

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:52 AM

gay

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:54 AM

I bet it was terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:58 AM

anyone who got to go to this can go to hell, but at least I get to see them tomorrow

Posted by Tim J | March 7, 2011 9:40 AM

Still have to listen to their music. Mary Timony is great!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 9:40 AM

But will they sound good opening for Bright Eyes at Radio City?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:08 AM

They were great even with the Rock Shop's spotty sound. I am sure they will be great for RCMH.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:19 AM

is it weird that i'm 22 and am strangely attracted to carrie brownstein?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:21 AM

Is that much electricity worse for ovaries or testicles, or does it fry both equally?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:22 AM

"Hey, isn't that the chick from that Fred Armisen show on IFC??"

Yep

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:26 AM

Lezzzzzzzbian crush~! Giggity~

Posted by Deano Bravo | March 7, 2011 10:27 AM

Does the girl from Yellow Fever have any friends? Doesn't she have anyone close to her to tell her to get a better haircut and some new glasses. Or is she supposed to be hipster ironic?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:29 AM

"is it weird that i'm 22 and am strangely attracted to carrie brownstein?"

She's hot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:38 AM

Any color pictures?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 10:48 AM

I'm a big Sleater-Kinney fan and an even bigger Helium fan, and this show did not disappoint. They have a ton of energy (maybe even more so than S-K?) and sounded great. I just wish I knew more of their songs beforehand. Other than that, if you're on the fence about checking them out, I say go. You'll go home glad you did and by the time you step into your doorway, you and your girl friend will have your panties down your ankles and salivating to munch on some lady chow even if you've always considered yourself straight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:06 AM

carrie brownstein, marry me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:07 AM

"Any color pictures?"

Sorry, but B&W pictures are more arty. I didn't take out thousands of dollars in student loans just to take color pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:13 AM

^ hahaha

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:26 AM

"Any color pictures?"
I'll go benefit of the doubt and say that the lighting in the Rock Shop is terrible for pictures. Nothing saves a blown-out color picture like changing it to black and white.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:31 AM

rock shop has terrible LED lighting

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:39 AM

"Any color pictures?"

I felt that black & whites were preferable to blown out magentas, so everything got converted this time.

Posted by Amanda H. | March 7, 2011 11:41 AM

I am going to see them tomorrow night with B.E. and Superchunk, and can't wait! I've only heard the one song so far, but it's a solid jam.

I do have to say, however - it is funny that they don't have any records for sale yet, but they do have 4 different t-shirt designs.

Whatever though, I know they'll be great!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:43 AM

Put a bird on it!!!

Posted by white punks on slope | March 7, 2011 11:49 AM

They had a 7" for sale. FOR $10. Ridiculous. They were fucking excellent though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:54 PM

more energy than S-K...? Interesting. I am a bigger fan of Helium than S-K too. Liked the Spells ep and can't wait to see Wild Flag in Boston tonight!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 1:14 PM

ALL Right Amanda! Great job with the photos!

Color...why? B/W are much better than color for low light concert photography.

Love the closeup shot of Yellowfever singer and great capture of Carrie in the air!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 1:22 PM

Absolutely incredible show. I was at the late one and the band felt really tight but the songs were full of surprises-- great break downs, multi-part harmonies, keyboard freak outs. And they all seemed to be having the time of their lives especially in the final song, Patti Smith's "Ask The Angels" which was just a total freak out of rock and roll fury and joy.

Oh and lesbians > gay guys > straight guys > straight women

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 1:36 PM

"Oh and lesbians > gay guys > straight guys > straight women"

leave your hate crimes at home...

And you obviously never saw the bathrooms when this place was Cattyshack. Worst. bathrooms. ever. And that's saying something for NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 1:53 PM

Missed them in Philly too, they were playing this way undersold bar. Maybe this tour is more of a warm up?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 2:19 PM

$10 for a 7"? Are you serious? Pathetic.

I think I paid $5 for every Helium EP back when they toured.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 2:55 PM

"I think I paid $5 for every Helium EP back when they toured."

That was also 12 years ago. A totally different music industry. a brutha's gotta eat!

Don't get me wrong, it's ridiculous to pay $10 for two songs. But it didn't seem to be stopping many people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 3:10 PM

Hummus > Corn Dogs

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 4:10 PM

"leave your hate crimes at home..."

I lol'd

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 4:50 PM

wish i saw them

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 6:48 PM

Color...why? B/W are much better than color for low light concert photography.

disagree

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 3:39 PM

Great Pics! I loved being there and Im so happy you got some awesome shots of it. You even caught me rocking out in one! Thanks!

Posted by Ann sha | March 9, 2011 12:14 AM

how were Wild Flag last night at Radio City?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:40 AM

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