Posted in music | pictures on June 27, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

South Street Seaport kicked off their season of free River to River shows on Friday night (6/26) with a headlining set by Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion opened the show. Pictures from the show are in this post.

The next Seaport show was Sunday afternoon when My Teenage Stride played a set at the Fulton Market as part of the Sound Bites Sunday series of shows that continues on July 3rd with The Hairs. The next free Friday show is this Friday, July 1st with Lower Dens and Dirty Beaches. The full list of Seaport shows (not counting the Beekman Beer Garden ones), and more pictures and videos from Friday, below...

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The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger - Pierrot from (((unartig))) on Vimeo.

Blood Orange - Dinner from (((unartig))) on Vimeo.

Friday June 24
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Blood Orange
Presented by The Seaport
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Mull mix breezy melodies, Brazilian rhythms, and French pop for a sound that is immediate and alluring. Sink your teeth into the TGOASTT's charming debut, The Acoustic Sessions, which was mostly recorded in the couple's kitchen. Blood Orange (aka Lightspeed Champion, born Devonte Hynes) has written #1 records for Florence and the Machine, Diana Vickers, and The Chemical Brothers. 7pm. South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Sunday June 26
Sound Bites Series with My Teenage Stride
Presented by The Seaport
Veterans of the NYC indie pop scene, My Teenage Stride remain one of the most tuneful, clever bands in the city. The band's last album, Ears Like Golden Bats, made many Best of 2007 lists and they followed it up with a string of great singles and EPs. My Teenage Stride is wrapping up work on a new album as we speak. We can't think of a better way to start this year's series. 2pm. Shows take place at the Fulton Stall Market, South Street between Beekman and Fulton Streets.

Friday July 1
Lower Dens and Dirty Beaches
Presented by The Seaport
Baltimore's Lower Dens made a splash last year with their atmospheric debut Twin Hand Movements, at the center of which is singer-songwriter Jana Hunter's haunting voice. Fuzzy, droney and warm, Lower Dens exude that magic hour vibe. Keeping with the theme, twangy openers Dirty Beaches are like a half-remembered dream infected by an oldies station drifting on the breeze at a desert motel. 7pm. South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Sunday July 3
Sound Bites Series with The Hairs
Presented by The Seaport
Catchy, scratchy and just a little bit snarky, The Hairs formed in 2010 following the dissolution of much-loved duo Knight School. Though less than a year old, The Hairs have already gained attention from influential music blogs Stereogum and RCRDLBL.com, and have a digital single out through Holiday Records, the label run by The Drums. Look for The Hairs' proper debut out on Portland's fine Magic Marker label this May. 2pm. Shows take place at the Fulton Stall Market, South Street between Beekman and Fulton Streets.

Friday July 8
The Wake with guests Weekend
Presented by The Seaport
With brittle, danceable classics like "Of the Matter," "O Pamela" and "Pale Spectre," Glasgow's The Wake helped define the '80s indiepop sound. Their influence can be heard on today's crop of pop, from The Radio Dept. to Wild Nothing, and The Drums. San Francisco trio Weekend are a blistering post punk wall of sound, rocket-fueled by volume, effects pedals and feedback. Their album Sports was one of 2011's most impressive debuts, indebted to the past yet making a confident din all its own. 7pm. South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Sunday July 10
Sound Bites Series with Pow Wow!
Presented by The Seaport
Named one of the "8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear Right Now" by L Magazine in 2009, Pow Wow! burst on the scene with their big pop hooks and party-friendly sound. The band took much of 2010 off, though, to deal with "real life stuff" and refine their craft. Having done that (whew!), Pow Wow! are back in a big way with their debut album out this summer, reminding us that they're still a band you need to hear...right now. 2pm. Shows take place at the Fulton Stall Market, South Street between Beekman and Fulton Streets.

Friday July 15
The Radio Dept. with guests Asobi Seksu
Presented by The Seaport
With hushed vocals and dreamy melodies, enigmatic Swedes The Radio Dept. have been bewitching listeners for nearly ten years -- never more so than on last year's Clinging to a Scheme, one of 2010's most heralded discs. Dreampop duo Asobi Seksu are sometimes jangly, sometimes ethereal, and sometimes very noisy. Sometimes all at the same time. Celebrating their tenth year together, their latest album, Fluorescence, shows no signs of fading. 7pm. South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

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Comments (29)

here's what she looks like with her shirt off:
http://uhqmodels.wordpress.com/category/charlotte-kemp-muhl/

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 3:31 PM

it's a good thing sean's got $ cuz he feel of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 3:34 PM

i get it. she's a hot model. yadda, yadda, yadda. however, i'm so sick and tired of the bass getting a bad name from hot chicks who can't play their way out of a wet paper bag taking on bass duties and then standing there doing nothing. so sorry bass. cheer up, buddy. we know what you are capable of ... just not in the hands of a smokin' hot non-musician.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 3:56 PM

^ hysterical but right on the money.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 27, 2011 4:26 PM

i wanted to see this but couldn't make it. did anyone actually go or are these the normal baseless insults

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 4:29 PM

On a 'Worse than Hitler' scale, I'd rate this one Rommel!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 4:33 PM

"Baseless insults"? I think the video proves they're a dreadful bore!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 4:40 PM

actually, she can play well and sing just fine. but their music is is generic "beatlesque" whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:08 PM

I think she is a Baber-tooth Tiger.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:09 PM

@3:56 & @4:28 - Why do you say she's a bad bass player? Because she's female? Or worse than that, because she's an attractive female?
She's plays steady nice bass lines, her timing on when to start and end notes is pretty good, she's locked in with the drummer and playing more than just the root of the chord. I'd say that's pretty solid.
I have the feeling if she were a man, you guys would be complaining that "Sean only hires session musicians to play with him." Totally childish.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:09 PM

It's a good thing 3.34 is an anonymous internet loser because he can't formulate a sentence and is using a century old insult.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:10 PM

MEHsogynistic discussion here. move on.

Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2011 5:26 PM

this band fucking sucks

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 6:15 PM

Don't hate her b/c she's beautiful. Would you want a world with only ugly people, so you could 'keep it real'?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 7:18 PM

3:31 with the most useful post of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 7:43 PM

they are more pink floyd than beatles,,,they were mellow but much better than i expected,,,and charlotte is very talented and plays bass quite well...with her fingers... not a pick...like most dumb boy bands,,,nice trumpet and keyboards in the mix....the songs are complicated and not your basic 4/4 format...they are smart people with many influences that have not quite jelled but i imagine they will soon

Posted by michael | June 27, 2011 8:24 PM

@ 3:31, 4:29 and 5:09: awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:05 PM

leave these two lovebirds alone; and be honest, their music is better than a lot of other hyped-up hipster shit these days...

i get the feeling they're both genuine weirdos (this is a compliment)...

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:35 PM

Show of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 9:59 PM

about half way through the vid, Sean starts to shred..... pretty cool

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 10:54 AM

i bet all those who wrote that she cant play,THEY HAVE NEVER PLAYED A F--ING BASS not even recorder XD

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 11:44 AM

Blood Orange was amazing. Awesome show!

Posted by tiff | June 28, 2011 11:53 AM

i see no beatle-influence here... 9:10 and so sound very Pink Floyd... two words: The Wall

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 11:56 AM

michael @ 8:24 - there are plenty of good reasons to play bass with a pick. fingerstyle is not appropriate for all styles of music, and neither is using a pick. Please don't generelize.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 12:18 PM

wow, sean's kind of an awesome guitar player. the bass is fine too. she doesn't blow my mind the way the rest of the band does, but she doesn't need to. somebody's got to hold down the rhythm when the rest of the band goes off and she does a really good job of that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 8:17 PM

Sean Lennon is a gazillionaire, and thanks to papa has access to a level of musical instruction and connections that the rest of us will never, ever have. So, he has money to not have to toil for food, as well as access to the worlds best teachers, and you all are surprised that he has some talent as a guitar player?

You people really are not all that sharp ... do you realize that now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2011 9:14 PM

i am a chick and i find sean lennon extremely attractive. plus, he's sena f*cking lennon. not really surprised he's dating a model. i would date him too. if you're parents are john and yoko, being a cool MF is basically in your genetic coding.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 11:11 AM

Remember Julian...

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2011 11:44 AM

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