Posted in metal | music | pictures on June 23, 2011

by BBG

Sleep

Sleep played Terminal 5 last night (6/22) with help from death-doom pioneers Winter and Brooklyn's own White Hills. It was one of only a few dates scheduled for the legendary stoner doom gods.

Similar to their appearances at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (pics from night 1, night 2) and ATP New York (photo set 1, set 2), Sleep kicked off their set with a segment of "Dopesmoker" before moving into faves like "The Druid", "Dragonaut", and "Holy Mountain". I've heard the complaints about Terminal 5 sound and while they can be somewhat warranted, I must say that from all three levels and every vantage point Sleep sounded incredible in that space.

Supporting bands were impressive too. Winter's set seemed more relaxed and (naturally) larger in the Terminal 5 space vs Union Pool, while White Hills (which featured Liturgy drummer/phenom Greg Fox for the evening) were the best I had ever seen them. Catch White Hills at their record release party on 7/14 at Union Pool. Excellent three band bill, and the perfect way to come in from the downpours that drenched the folks waiting in line as doors opened.

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SLEEP - 2011 TOUR DATES
Jun 24 Sled Island Festival Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Jun 26 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

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Comments (93)

fat white guys with tattoos. These guys are really breaking the mold..

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:11 PM

Show was awesome, but the sound wasn't all that great. Mostly just heard Pike's guitar, vocals and drums were way too low. Bass was OK at times.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:13 PM

terminal 5 > mambo 5

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:18 PM

not enough pictures!

Also, sweet pecs

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:19 PM

Sleep? Winter? ....meh...I rather be Awake in the Summer!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:21 PM

Great photos! The show was magnificent!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:25 PM

Looks awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:26 PM

2:11- And I suppose you are, being a snarky, twattish BV poster?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:26 PM

Somewhat agree with you 2:13. Agreed with you on the sound not with the show being awesome. As a result of the bad sound the show was way less than awesome. I mean compared to the Masonic Temple shows, this could not hold a candle to it. Terminal Crap killing another show.
Was surprised to read BBG's report lauding the sound. Maybe all that talk about him being a fraud poseur is true.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:30 PM

2:13- where were you standing? I was at the barricade at the bass was thunderous. The whole set could have been a little louder though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:32 PM

anyone else in absolute disbelief that sleep can now fill up a venue the size of t5? fifteen years ago i would have laughed at the idea. we've come a long way, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:32 PM

^ A "sleep"ing giant one would say

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:35 PM

Daaaaamn 2:18, sick Louie Vega reference!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:36 PM

looks like a great show..T5 kinda sucks..sound is always awful

RIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:48 PM

nips.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:50 PM

i saw both shows, masonic and terminal and they were both super...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:52 PM

these things actually happen?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 2:55 PM

Pike rules

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:03 PM

"terminal 5 > mambo # 5"

"Daaaaamn 2:18, sick Lou Bega reference!"

Corrected both your mistakes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:05 PM

the gods are pleased...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:09 PM

Put a shirt on, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:09 PM

Why are there so many pics of topless, out-of-shape guys on BV?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:19 PM

fat guys bring DOOM and like heavy intensity. Stoner rock is so lame. It's like D&D type shit for adult nerds. Don't get the appeal at all...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:25 PM

"Why are there so many pics of topless, out-of-shape guys on BV?"

It's da bv c__t posse!!! Shw rspkt sun!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:30 PM

JCZY BYZ

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:33 PM

Topless. t-o-p-l-e-s-s? ronnie loves mambo 5

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:36 PM

Damn, Al just keeps on getting fatter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:36 PM

3:05 - first time on the internet?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:38 PM

Is Al the bass player, because that dude is a straight up slob. What happened America? We used to have standards for our rock stars....

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:39 PM

I love doom!!! <3 it's so hip <3

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:40 PM

get some new material...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:43 PM

Al was NEVER that fat! He used to be a twig lol I guess the hipster doom fad put some money in his pocket.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:45 PM

these guys are packing on the pounds. not a pretty sight

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:46 PM

what is with all the hate! if you knew anything about Matt Pike you'd know he never wears a shirt. Is that the best idea, probably not, but damn, if you don't like Sleep, don't click on the link and talk smack about one of the best bands in the world!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:48 PM

I like how most of the audience doesn't look like they are of age to shave yet. I guess advertising still works on them? No way a proper adult would think any of this is cool.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:48 PM

@ 3:48 If you think sleep is one of the best bands in the world, you need to listen to more music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:53 PM

@3:48 maybe it's sports bra time?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 3:56 PM

3:48 #2- I'm a proper adult and couldn't give a fuck if they are "cool". They make great music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:04 PM

really you're a proper adult who decided to head out to Terminal 5 to see some fat guys play doom metal? Really? Yikes...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:06 PM

"proper adult"

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:07 PM

"3:05 - first time on the internet?"

Cute, but far from it. I wasn't trying to be condescending, unlike lame BVers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:18 PM

@ 4:06

People who say "really?" are culture robots programmed by everyone and everything minus their own brains.

Yikes .. there's another one.

I'm so glad I'm not as judgemental as you ... you stupid, no personality, borrowing catch phrase of the day/month, ugly, superficial, and also fat person!! That's right!! I know you are fat!!! You fat fatty lard fucking fatso!

Actually, I'm worng. Sorry about all of that. Take care!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:19 PM

Fat Rock

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:20 PM

Was there one vagina in that entire crowd? Holy balls (pun intended)

GBV and Sleep should go on tour together playing Hooter's Restaurants across the nation.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:23 PM

4:19 do the guys at work know that you go to rock concerts targeted at the under 25 set?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:23 PM

There were actually a surprising number of females at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:25 PM

I thought sleep sucked at the masionic temple ..boring.. but I would NEVER call them fat.

That's just mean...picking on nasty lard fucking, fat collection units like that just ain't cool.

They bust their fat asses every night for you people and then over-eat to compensate for having to be rock stars for a living. And you have the nerve to make jokes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:28 PM

@4:23

Yeah sort of ... I just don't tell them that the band is overweight though, because then it would be weird.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:34 PM

the band's name is SLEEP. Did you really expect buff exercise gurus?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:36 PM

Sorry I'm late boss, I was out at Terminal 5 last night getting my face slayed. Dopesmoker! Whooo!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:40 PM

smoke dope
eat Cheetos
drink a lot of high fructose soda
repeat

yeah, they're not really fat though

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:42 PM

^ughh I don't think you know what fat is. That bass player is fat. The other dude is flabby. And really who cares? It's not like they're in show business or anything.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:45 PM

(Doom Voice) Cheeeetoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooes!

They are fat!

Man I wish my doom metal bands were fit and hot. (sigh)

Ah well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:49 PM

They should just get robes like sun 0))). That way the could cover up their fat asses and the kids would think it was like mystic or something. Two birds, one stone.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:53 PM

A lot of these comments remind me why I never read comments here on BV. Glad we have some classy music fans commenting on shallow shit like how they look.

Sleep = god. I saw proof of it at the show....after a kindly gentlemen cued me in on his circle.

Proof that Terminal 5 is not that great sound wise is Winter. They sounded muddled and muted.

Thanks for the pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:58 PM

Down with cheetos, up with hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:59 PM

4:06-I like how your repeated use of the word "really" significantly augmented the intellectual strength of the point (?) you were trying to make.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:59 PM

I can't believe all the cry babies on here. Everyone is critic these days I suppose. Fat is cool. Just bang your head and enjoy!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 5:00 PM

4:58 is a virgin

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 5:03 PM

4:58
Ahhh .. just fat riffin'. No harm done. There music did sound a little overweight though ... I could detect more cholesterol than usual in Pike's C#

So really I think the fat ass comments come from a place of concern and love of music.

And for the record Terminal 5 makes EVERYONE look fat. It's just a shitty club.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 5:04 PM

only hipsters like sleep

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 5:27 PM

only sleepers like hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 5:50 PM

4:58 - and yet you read down a good page and a half of comments, expecting something different? Who's the dope?

Sleep dudes are fat, yo. Fat like dude from Fucked Up, about to rock T5 tonight.

Wait a minute ... maybe it IS T5 that makes everyone look fat. Or, maybe only fat tubs play T5. Either way, Cheetos in the green room.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 5:53 PM

Damn, it looks like Al gained a good 20 pounds since the Masonic shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 6:32 PM

Sleep rules!

Great White Hills photos!! Great band too

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 6:44 PM

This is like an ad to discourage weed smoking because you may end up looking like these hillbillies.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 7:58 PM

If you had to bet, what food and drink do you think they had backstage?
PBR and Corndogs or Pinot Noir and Hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 10:51 PM

Im glad they dont look like Surfer blood or the hundreds of other 20 year olds who look like they are 12 year old girls on coke with a vegan diet scattering Brooklyn and Williamsburg.

Granted Sleep are looking healthy they still have more sincerity than the newer metal indie kids will ever have.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 11:17 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2006/05/om_played_knitt.html

This is what the fat man used to look like.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 11:19 PM

11:17, while I wholeheartedly agree, isn't the dude from Surfer Blood kinda heavy?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 1:22 AM

You ain't fat, you ain't nothin!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 8:54 AM

I think a healthy balance of fat fucks and skinny girlymen make the best band.

That's why fucked up is so popular

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:07 AM

8:54..Ding Dong man, ding dong!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:30 AM

and no matter what you hear, do not open the DOOOOOORRRRR!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 9:55 AM

Is this junior the high school message board? Ad hominem attacks about a band's appearance is about as pathetic as it gets in a comments section. I guess a lot people here are kids too young or shallow to realize this. The music is what matters, and in this case the music is AMAZING. Anyone who's so juvenile as to comment solely on the way a band looks doesn't get it ....at all.

Posted by Bruce Leaf | June 24, 2011 10:10 AM

@10:10 Clueless

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 10:38 AM

^ This ALWAYS happens here. You just gotta either tolerate it or say "fuck it" and not bother.

Anyways, Sleep were awesome. 'Twas my 1st time seeing them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 10:41 AM

Proper adults make $70k+.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 10:42 AM

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 10:53 AM

pike rules!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 12:21 PM

@10:10 Hey Bruce Leaf (wateaaaaaa!)

Calm the fat fuckin' metal dude down!

Ok?

Just RE-the fuckin lard ass, overweight, no self control, aging, potatoe chip eating rock god-LAX

I get your fat ass point. And I'm obesely sorry. Porky.

Jeez. Don't get all Bruce Lee Martial Artsy on me either.... you can't jump that high.


Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 4:27 PM

@4:27 PM
You spelled "potato" wrong. Hilarious spewings from you otherwise.

Posted by Bruce Leaf | June 24, 2011 6:05 PM

@4:27 PM
.... and I've never heard of Bruce Lee, scumbag.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 6:51 PM

Anybody willing to argue on the internet about fat people has some issues. Sleep is an amazing band and that's what matters.
So what if they are a little chunky? real men have guts. They obviously don't give a damn - so why should we?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 5:53 PM

10:10 = Judah Refriedlander, "World Champion"

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 7:30 PM

@5:53 you are the man! yeah what he said, and all that. I mean that mean people suck, yeah? and OK so I'm fat so what? just because my appearance is laughable and i make all of you pay more in health care premiums that is no reason to not try my hummus. some people are just dumb. so thanks 5:53 for sticking up for all us fatties. way to go, sister!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 7:34 PM

that sound you hear is the last reverberations of Wednesday night. either that or it's the belches from the sisters down at Stonewall from being throat fucked all afternoon. the two sounds have more in common than not.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2011 8:10 PM

Anybody willing to argue on the internet about fat people has some issues. Sleep is an amazing band and that's what matters.
So what if they are a little chunky? real men have guts. They obviously don't give a damn - so why should we?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 12:08 AM

I love how many people judge/rate/make an assumption on a band's music based on the looks of its members.

Do you like a band because of the music they make or because of their appearance?

Doom is not for you, please GTF out of our scene and go listen to your Killswitch Engage. Faygs.

I love Sleep-skinny, fat, young, old...their hands still play the same sick @$$ riffs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:46 PM

wow lots of Sleep bashing and I don't get it. Doom metal is not for everyone. I for one love Doom in all its forms. Hey if you don't have a clue who Sleep is or hate being Matt shirtless go post somewhere else. I don't go around to Lamb of God or Slipknot sites bashing how incredibly crappy those bands are (don't get me started). And I agree with 6/27 5:46 I don't care what my musicians look like but the music they generate. And guess what just because they were super thin 15 years ago doesn't mean they will look the same - give the guys a break for once. If all you can do is bash them for being fat you got real issues Poser.

Posted by Brendon | June 28, 2011 9:42 AM

Sleep RULES.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 9:58 AM

you can call me Chubsey Ubsey

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 10:03 AM

Show of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 10:19 AM

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