Posted in music | pictures on July 15, 2011

by BBG

OFF!, Lemuria
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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the idea of Superchunkplaying a song with Keith Morris or covering the Misfits would have been sneered at and scoffed upon as blasphemy. Though the North Carolina band has always been lumped in with an indie scene, Superchunk's power-pop has a definite bite to it, a fact that becomes much clearer on the live stage. Superchunk is a punk band and they ruled the FYF-presented show at House of Vans last night, tearing through fun covers of "Where Eagles Dare" and "Gimme Gimme Gimme" and bouncing like their shoes were spring-loaded.

Support for Superchunk was similarly strong. Lemuria opened the show, playing poppy punk-inflected ballads that owed debts to the headliner as well as other 90s greats like Velocity Girl and Breeders. OFF! know their way around a live show, and the band played a reliably raucous set that dipped into their split with Trash Talk and recent 4x7". Pitting was limited and though blood was shed on the floor of the mosh pit, it was reportedly nowhere near insanity that erupted during Ceremony. Cro-Mags/Fucked Up/Pissed Jeans? Wear a helmet.

Aside from the aforementioned covers that occupied 2/3 of their encore (the last 1/3 was "Hyper Enough" from Here's Where The Strings Come In), Superchunk's set touched on moments from their entire discography including their latest Majesty Shredding. It has been over a decade since I last saw this band and I am happy to say that besides some grey hair (a few lost ones), this indie mainstay is intact and as good as ever live.

We alrady posted one set of pictures. A second, along with the Lemuria & Superchunk setlists, is below....

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Comments (30)

These pics are almost as good as the sound last night

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 2:09 PM

blipsters representin' motherfucka! lol!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 2:22 PM

its a free show with two awesome bands yet i cant help but be pissed that this is how we get shows to be put on these days...companies using marketing money to bring people to their brand.

no one puts on their own shows anymore because it costs too much or its too much work. we're forced to get our entertainment from levis and vans and vice magazine and virgin mobile...

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 2:24 PM

^ Bargain basement howard hughes

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 2:29 PM

How about you just enjoy the free shows and beer, then just don't buy anything from Vans? Really stick it to them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 2:46 PM

Superchunk and Phish are my favorite bands!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:08 PM

who farted in the pit!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:14 PM

How about you use some of the >$130k to build us an entertainment megalopolis where we can attract great bands without corporate sponsorship?

Yeah, that's what I thought. Let George do it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:19 PM

Passing flyers at the troub
Seven nights seven 'ludes
What's the deal with this band?
Let's go roll some fields, man

I just want some skank!
I just want some skank!
I just want some skank!
I just want some skank!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:24 PM

sometimes I will rock a whiskey fart and shit my pants

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:26 PM

So what do you hipsters like to do for fun besides make pointless comments on BV? Moan about your empty life? Play games with large objects to insert inside you? Yodel in your basement until your mom smacks you across the head? Anything?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:46 PM

someone likes to drink JD and fart a lot. 70k

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:51 PM

I like to listen to superchunk and phish.

Posted by white hipster | July 15, 2011 3:55 PM

I like turtles.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:58 PM

I like to read pointless comments made by self righteous posers on BV.
Yes, I am talking about you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:59 PM

I don't think Phish and Superchunk have a lot of fan overlap, white hipster. Given how one appeals to neohippie faggots while the other mostly draws its fans from the non-neohippie (but still) faggot white boy/girl crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:07 PM

2:24-

actually i wish more companies took a targeted approach like this

i wear vans and buy vans. i like multiple bands on every house of vans show announced so far. i also beer.

truthfully, as a vans customer my appreciation for the brand has increased...

if you were at the event, its not like a ton of marketing material was pushed down your throat, i noticed a few banners... in fact, there was probably less marketing presence here than best buy presence at the best buy theater in midtown

why not let a company that most of these bands and fans probably support foot (no pun intended) the bill?

the bands probably made more than they would have at a bowery presents show.... the fans saved money... and vans has their name blogged about more often on brooklyn vegan... who cares i think everyone wins here

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:07 PM

Phish and Superchunk are both great bands. It's lame that someone can't like 2 rock bands that serve the same purpose. They both make their fans happy with hard rockin good time music!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:12 PM

Just what is wrong with brand loyalty? I am a customer and supporter of Sabra products, and would gladly attend a fine concert underwritten by the fine hummus makers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:12 PM

PHISH > SUPERCHUNK > RULE.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:13 PM

If you say "rock" as a verb one more time, I am going to turn into an electron, jump into the broadband ether, locate your IP address, re-materialize and sock you right in the nose.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:14 PM

So to summarize ...

Free shows = bitch about corporate underwriting, poor sound, inconvenient locations.

Paid Shows = bitch about the cost of entrance, everyone else talking or snapping iPhone pics, expensive drinks.

T5 Shows = bitch about everything, preferably not having even attended the performance.

Prospect Park shows = bitch about having to travel to Prospect Park, why "they" keep playing there, why can't they play someplace closer to where I live

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:18 PM

4:07 likes to have his iPhone track his every move

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:22 PM

Phish is reported just as much as superchunk on BV. I dont see where the hate comes from. Haters gonna hate...

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:28 PM

So what do you hipsters like to do for fun besides make pointless comments on BV? Moan about your empty life? Play games with large objects to insert inside you? Yodel in your basement until your mom smacks you across the head? Anything?

Usually they practice their improv with buddies walking in circles trying to come up with spontaneous skits as their spotty pube beards grow.

Like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSnYsZ--KaI&feature=related

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 5:15 PM

So what do you hipsters like to do for fun besides make pointless comments on BV? Moan about your empty life? Play games with large objects to insert inside you? Yodel in your basement until your mom smacks you across the head? Anything?

Usually they practice their improv with buddies walking in circles trying to come up with spontaneous skits as their spotty pube beards grow.

Like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSnYsZ--KaI&feature=related

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 5:16 PM

Jam bands are ghey. People who used to go to Wetlands are ghey. Ghey dirty socialist stoner fuckpuppets, the lot of em.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 5:16 PM

wtf is that contraption on keith morris's head? OFF to that

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2011 6:57 AM

I thought OFF! didn't have a split with Trash Talk because Trash Talk flaked out and they played the other song that was on the 7" because Trash Talk wasn't. Someone wasn't listening...

Posted by Adam | July 16, 2011 11:28 AM

FrEeEe BeeEeEEer

Posted by wammy | July 18, 2011 1:31 PM

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