Posted in music | pictures on April 6, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

"Wire (yes, Wire ... the band) absolutely killed it
at the Williamsburg Hall of Music this eve." - J Simon

Wire @ MHOW
Wire

Wire arrived in NYC yesterday, and their busy day included taping an episode of Fallon that aired last night and then headlining Music Hall of Williamsburg after a set by their tour-opener Weekend. Both bands play NYC shows again tonight (4/6), though at different venues.

Madensuyu open for Wire tonight at Bowery Ballroom instead of Weekend (sold out). If you miss the Belgian openers, Madensuyu also play Pianos tomorrow (4/7), and Kenny's Castaways the night after that.

A set of pictures from Music Hall, setlist included, and the two videos from Fallon (in case you missed them), below...

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Wire - Red Barked Trees on Fallon

Wire - Map Ref 41N 93W late night web exclusive

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Comments (42)

WIRE > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:43 PM

damn...they played "kidney bingos" and "boiling boy" and "drill!" lovers of mid-'80s wire rejoice!

Posted by bill p | April 6, 2011 4:45 PM

^ DUH

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:46 PM

bill p = english

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:47 PM

mmm id still like to hear more pink flag-154 stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:51 PM

WILLIAMSBURG HALL OF MUSIC?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:53 PM

any tech nerds what kind of gear(guitar pedals/board) that wire use? I saw them twice but couldnt get close enough to check their gear out. really like to figure out how they got the read and burn sound

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 4:55 PM

I get my read & burn when I'm sitting on the crapper, checking bv on my iphone after a batch of red pepper flavored hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 5:03 PM

great show.. no early exits. Crowd was real demand for encores.Wire gave a lesson last night.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 5:07 PM

LCD killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 5:15 PM

"any tech nerds what kind of gear(guitar pedals/board) that wire use"

Looks like a few Eastwood guitars, a lefty Jazzmaster, and perhaps a Variax. Not sure about the pedals.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 5:22 PM

They played live on Brian Turner's WFMU show yesterday too, it's streaming here:
http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/39837

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 6:23 PM

^ DUH

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 6:28 PM

like wire needs any tweet recommendation...
like they ever did not killed it...

Posted by me | April 6, 2011 6:33 PM

Wire is great even though not all original members are there.

Cant believe they played Fallon which is an unintelligent frat boy show that is on par with the shows on MTV.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 6:33 PM

Fallon trolls BV for new talent. I know this for a fact.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 7:04 PM

can't read / decipher the last encore (#19) -- any help?

Posted by Bruce Gilbert | April 6, 2011 7:11 PM

I love Wire but they seemed fatigued and not as tight as they were for the shows a few years back (Seaport, Irving Plaza).

Weekend on the other hand, were awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 7:15 PM

^ any non-trolls who were at the show want to let me know what the final encore was?

Posted by not winning | April 6, 2011 7:23 PM

pink flag

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 7:51 PM

a completely bonkers version of pink flag ending in a 3-4 minute noise jam at that

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 8:40 PM

two words: fuck. awesome.

Posted by nat lyon | April 6, 2011 9:43 PM

if they really did play what we wanted them to, they wouldn't be Wire, and that's why we love them. ironic, i guess.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 9:46 PM

Weekend was awesome at Mercury Lounge last night.

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

^yeah cant wait to see them with a better crowd

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 9:25 AM

Sorry Fellas but their performance on Jimmy Fallon was pretty terrible. Sounded like an amatuer garage band.

Posted by DB | April 7, 2011 10:02 AM

wire rules

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

Does anyone know who the asshole "photographer" was who pushed his way upfront during the last 20 minutes of the Bowery show? He had an ugly beard and a forty ton backpack that slammed into everyone. That dude needs a serious beat down.

Posted by Half Chemical | April 7, 2011 11:08 AM

^what stopped you?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 11:19 AM

Glad to see you were out there supporting WEEKEND. I was at the Wire show and made sure I was there to hear their set. Last night I was at Radio City catching EITS/ And as I sat there listening I couldn't help but compare them to the show I saw the night before. WEEKEND won.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 11:42 AM

That guy was a total ahole who kept pushing to the front.

Posted by dk | April 7, 2011 12:32 PM

gotta take action.Most people who are rude do it because they no one is going to say anything.. someone's a douche with me/ they will know about it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 12:39 PM

Would have loved to hear The 15th or Single K.O. but regardless, this band is still doing their thing.

Posted by anonypus | April 7, 2011 12:42 PM

believe me, I was itching to. I didn't want to make a scene and ruin the last few songs for the people around me. As soon as the show ended me and the guy standing next to me called him out. He didn't even say a word...just shrugged his shoulders and walked off.

Posted by Half Chemical | April 7, 2011 1:20 PM

I went to a show at Webster Hall..All I could hear is the two people behind me talking...I turned around and told then to Shut the FUCK UP. the look of shock on their face was quite hilarious. Some people have no clue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 1:48 PM

I wanna be a field day for the hipsters, so they can troll on my life.

Posted by j'accuse boys | April 7, 2011 2:56 PM

^ bravo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 3:23 PM

So how many weekend bands are there anyway? Why is there always an assortment of bands that pop up at the same time with either a play on the same name or the same sort of theme.... animals, girls, neon, etc? Gets confusing.

Posted by Dishel | April 7, 2011 5:11 PM

Eighties Wire is great, and the songs Wire played from that era are some of the best.

Posted by Regular reader | April 7, 2011 6:35 PM

I have just one big complaint - the same one some others have: not enough from Pink Flag. Wire has a lot of very good albums and very good material (esp. Read & Burn, Send), but they have one truly amazing album: Pink Flag. I also would have liked to head "I Don't Understand". I loved Comet and It was still a very good show and the 2nd guitarist was great! But I agree they were better at the Seaport a couple years back. Their new album sounds like it's pretty good (going to pick it up), but doesn't seem to have quite the same edge as, say, Read & Burn. I loved Underwater Experiences, which I'd never heard (apologies for my ignorance) and my other favorites from the show were Comet,106 Beats That, Two People and, of course, Pink Flag.

Posted by JasonNYC | April 8, 2011 6:13 PM

Also, I'd never heard Weekend, but I thought they were quite good!

Posted by JasonNYC | April 8, 2011 6:15 PM

Glad to see you were out there supporting WEEKEND. I was at the Wire show and made sure I was there to hear their set. Last night I was at Radio City catching EITS/ And as I sat there listening I couldn't help but compare them to the show I saw the night before. WEEKEND won.

Posted by Houston Plumer | August 3, 2011 7:56 PM

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