Posted in music | pictures on April 21, 2011

by BBG

Brian Majewski honors his brother @ Union Pool
Brian Majewski

The life and legacy of Brendan Majewski was celebrated last night (4/20) at Union Pool, as Krallice, Obits, Mira Bilotte, and Dope Body banded together to play a show in his honor. Though a somber tone permeated through the night, there were flashes of sheer beauty, the most powerful of which was when Brendan's little brother Brian "Bri Guy" stepped to the stage to perform a song he had written for his fallen brother. Emotion dripped through Brian's fingers and though the somber-yet-uplifting piano ballad was breathtaking on its own, with the added subtext it made for the most heart-wrenching moment of the evening.

Dope Body's spazzy post-hardcore stomp (the band shared a split with Brendan's band Orphan) started the evening with tons of on-stage energy. Following Brian Majewski's gorgeous piano composition, Mira Bilotte delivered eastern-influenced vocal/piano and vocal/percussion pieces that were delicate, emotional and gorgeous. Obits and Krallice's sets touched upon material by Orphan, with the latter devoting the majority of their stage time to blackened covers of the material before closing with the incendiary "Forgiveness in Rot" from their first LP.

Quite the lineup at the small stage of Union Pool, and all in tribute of one man who will definitely be missed. I didn't know Brendan personally, mostly just through his catchy LPs. But all of the love in the room last night made me wish I did.

More pictures and some video from the show, below...

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Dope Body

Dope Body

Dope Body

Dope Body

Dope Body

Dope Body

Brian Majewski

Brian Majewski

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Mira Bilotte

Obits

Obits

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Obits

Obits

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Obits

Obits - The City is Dead

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

Krallice

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Krallice

Krallice

Krallice | NYC @ Union Pool | 20 Apr 2011

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Comments (6)

famos when dead

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 12:16 PM

^^
famous when anonymous

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 12:29 PM

stamos when bled

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 12:55 PM

Perhaps not the right venue to say it, out of respect for her lost friend, but Mira needs to resurrect White Magic. Make a record, play some shows. Her voice and music is sorely missed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 1:35 PM

Brendan is sorely missed!

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 3:08 AM

the first picture - a face so centered :-)

Posted by Недвижимость в Геническе | July 25, 2011 6:01 AM

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