Posted in music | pictures on April 4, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Warpaint @ Brooklyn Bowl
Warpaint

"Letter by letter, they spelled out the words 'Billie Holiday' until they didn't register anymore, the sort of sing-songy chant you might hear on a playground. The letters, glazed in reverb and sung in unison, slurred into one another over the slack strum of guitar. Out of nowhere, the song suddenly cribbed lyrics from a girl-group anthem from the 1960s, Mary Wells's 'My Guy': 'Nothing you can say/ Can tear me away/ From my guy/ Nothing you can do/ 'Cause I'm stuck like glue/ To my guy.'

The song in question was called 'Billie Holiday,' and it encapsulated the hypnotic powers of the band singing it at the Paradise on Tuesday night. Warpaint is essentially a modern girl group, but one that lingers in a haze of '60s psychedelia and '80s shoegaze. The Shangri-Las on Quaaludes, if you will."-[BostonGlobe]

That review is from Warpaint's date with The Paradise in Boston on 3/29, the day before they would hit Brooklyn Bowl with tourmates PVT & The Family Band and one of two NYC dates in total (they also played Bowery Ballroom the next night). Pictures from Brooklyn Bowl adorn this post. More of them, with dates too, below...

Family Band

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WARPAINT - 2011 TOUR DATES
Tue 5th Apr 2011 Grimey's Nashville, TN United States
Tue 5th Apr 2011 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN United States
Wed 6th Apr 2011 The Earl Atlanta, GA United States
Thu 7th Apr 2011 Republic New Orleans, LA United States
Fri 8th Apr 2011 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX United States
Sat 9th Apr 2011 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX United States
Mon 11th Apr 2011 The Loft Dallas, TX United States
Wed 13th Apr 2011 Club Congress Tucson, AZ United States
Fri 15th Apr 2011 Coachella Indio, CA United States
Wed 11th May 2011 The Junction Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom
Thu 12th May 2011 The Great Escape Festival Brighton, East Sussex United Kingdom
Fri 13th May 2011 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Sat 14th May 2011 Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Sun 15th May 2011 Tripod Dublin, Ireland Ireland
Tue 17th May 2011 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
Wed 18th May 2011 The Library at HMV Institute Birmingham, Digbeth United Kingdom
Thu 19th May 2011 Leeds Met Students Union Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom
Fri 20th May 2011 Lancaster Library Lancaster, Lancashire United Kingdom
Sat 21st May 2011 Stag And Dagger Festival Glasgow, Lanarkshire United Kingdom
Mon 23rd May 2011 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle United Kingdom
Tue 24th May 2011 Leadmill Sheffield, Sheffield United Kingdom
Wed 25th May 2011 HMV Forum Kentish Town, London United Kingdom
Thu 26th May 2011 Bataclan Paris, France
Sat 28th May 2011 Primavera Sound Barcelona , Barcelona Spain
Thu 16th Jun 2011 Rockhal Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg Luxembourg
Fri 17th Jun 2011 Southside Festival Tuttlingen, Germany
Sat 18th Jun 2011 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Sun 19th Jun 2011 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 22nd Jun 2011 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, Portsmouth United Kingdom
Thu 23rd Jun 2011 Millenium Music Hall Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom
Fri 24th Jun 2011 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, Somerset United Kingdom
Sat 25th Jun 2011 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, Somerset United Kingdom
Tue 28th Jun 2011 Kulturkirche Kšln , North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Thu 30th Jun 2011 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
Fri 1st Jul 2011 Main Square Festival Arras, France
Sun 3rd Jul 2011 OpenAir St. Gallen St. Gallen, St. Gallen Switzerland
Fri 5th Aug 2011 OFF Festival Katowice, Silesia Poland
Wed 10th Aug 2011 Oya Festival Oslo, Norway
Thu 11th Aug 2011 Way Out West Gothenburg, Sweden
Fri 26th Aug 2011 Leeds Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
Sun 28th Aug 2011 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom

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Comments (34)

Warpaint were great at Brooklyn Bowl!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:02 PM

warpain bassist is soooo farging HOT!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:03 PM

show of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:06 PM

crappy band

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:09 PM

frohawk of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:10 PM

Warpaint is a good band, but that drummer sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:12 PM

great record wish i caught the show

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:13 PM

Dinosaur Jr playing "Bug" at Terminal 5 with Henry Rollins, Fucked Up, and OFF! opening

http://www.terminal5nyc.com/event/6308

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:14 PM

smokey wrote my guy

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:18 PM

Their show at the Bowery Ballroom was also really good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:18 PM

drummer of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:24 PM

I saw Warpaint last year at MHofW. It was a great show.

Based on the above dates, it looks like Warpaint will not be playing Lolla. Oh well.

Posted by Dan | April 4, 2011 1:57 PM

1.12 pull your head out of the ground, the drummer is tight!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:58 PM

Frohawk was a better drummer, but they replaced him for pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:13 PM

yea, 1.12, send us a youtube of you drumming, so we can see the difference. Warpaint drummer is bad ass!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:13 PM

"Frohawk was a better drummer, but they replaced him for pussy!"

lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:20 PM

I love pussy. I love pussy that plays rock and roll. I love pussy that plays bass in Warpaint. Hot damn!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:20 PM

WARPAINT > WINNING!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:26 PM

Warpaint? I'd paint three of those murals for some of that ass!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:31 PM

This was at the Bowl? Was there any pussy fighting?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:35 PM

Plenty of pussy
No Fighting
Come on down tonight though
We'll find something for ya
like a suplex to the head!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:41 PM

I was one of 5 guys at the show. Drums (mainly kick drum) were too loud, and Bass guitar was too low. Their performance of undertow was too fast and too energetic. And yes the spank bank is full.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:59 PM

"Plenty of pussy"

The funny thing is that anyone who finds the "pussy fight/come to the bowl" nonsense even remotely funny, much less makes stupid comments about it, could not be further away from obtaining the above quoted.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:14 PM

Can't attest to the Brooklyn Bowl show, but their performance at Bowery Ballroom was fantastic. These girls clearly have a good time playing together, because they were all smiles on stage, which is refreshing to see. Could've been the weed though. Also, they should have found some better openers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:28 PM

Another set of boring photos from this photog, yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:52 PM

3:14
another hipster posts about shit it has no idea about
stop it, hipster, stop it
you're embarrassing yourself
and you're gonna get a slap
oh, that gonna be funny
hipster pussy slap
suck in that boo lip

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:59 PM

Speak for yourself, 3:59. Nice case of pot/kettle you got there. I'm glad my the truth hits a nerve with you.

BV collective douching in the house!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:13 PM

Great photos BV!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:41 PM

sick photos, as always amanda

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:52 PM

I am willing to bet $1000 the drummer from Warpaint can beat down Fabrizio Moretti. You just know that dudes a pussy. I bet Drew Barrymore put him in the gimp costume when they dated.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:17 PM

Warpaint is OK. I dont think they are all hot either. The girl on the right is gross.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:54 PM

5:17 is this it had perfect drumming, people are dummies and don't know what fits to the music, whether or not its fancy. My 2 cents

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 7:01 PM

saw the bowery show. killer!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 7:42 PM

love PVT!

Posted by Alison | April 6, 2011 6:17 PM

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