Posted in music | pictures on May 29, 2011

photos by David Andrako

Beirut

Beirut's upcoming shows include Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and a Northside Festival show in McCarren Park with Sharon Van Etten. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are still on sale. Beirut's recent performances include a big, public, sold out one at the Wellmont Theater in NJ, and a very small, private one in Stratosphere Sound Recording Studio.

Before any of those, back on March 27th, Beirut played three songs at a Brooklyn loft party in celebration of the new Red Hot Tropicália tribute CD, Red Hot + Rio 2, that we discussed HERE and HERE. Like Beirut, Superhuman Happiness, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Brazilian Girls, and Forro In The Dark, all have songs on the forthcoming Red Hot charity comp, and each of those bands performed the song they have on the CD (and actually, they each performed their song more than once, as the performances were being filmed to help promote the release, and they wanted the videos to be good). The setlist and more pictures from the party, below...

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness w/ Liliana Araujo from Nationbeat

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark

Red Hot and Rio

SETLIST

Superhuman Happiness w/ Liliana Araujo from Nationbeat - "Um Canto De Afoxe Para O Bloco Do Ile" [Caetano Veloso cover]

Phenomenal Handclap Band - "Tudo Que Você Podia Ser" [Lo Borges cover]

Beirut - "O' Leaozinho" [Caetano Veloso cover] "A Sunday Smile" & "Postcards From Italy",

Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark - "Aquele Abraco" [Gilberto Gil cover]

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Comments (9)

Can't wait for this -- the Beirut track has charm

Posted by Joeseph | May 29, 2011 9:05 PM

BV - how much money are you getting to promote this band? No matter what the price, it is not worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 9:12 AM

MEHruit

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 9:18 AM

this was not a music show. it was a lame fashion shoot

people wearing fur-trimmed vests, and others wearing winter hats. in MAY.

"i love to pose for the camera, because i am a poseur"

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 11:28 AM

This dude had one pretty good cd and then fell off the map. Dude needs to hang it up and get a mortgage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 11:28 AM

Very wise observations 11:28 but it looks like the "party" was in March, not May.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 1:04 PM

wow, i wish i was rich so i could hang out with last decades buzz bands and a bunch of flakes in hip spaces...

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2011 5:28 PM

Are tickets still available for Beirut at McCarren Park? the TicketFly website says they do not sell them anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 10:49 AM

I'd rather hang out with the poseurs in the pictures than the poseurs that post negative comments on this website.

You indie geeks remind me of that scene in When Harry Met Sally where Billy Cristal tells Meg Ryan she is the worst type of high maintenance girl. A high maintenance girl who thinks she's low maintenance.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2011 1:45 PM

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