Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 13, 2011

photos by Andrew St. Clair, words by BBG

Ceremony @ House of Vans
Ceremony

Cults @ House of Vans
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To be clear, the below video is NOT the latest from Integrity. Actually, it is the latest video from the much more serene Cults, who uses "Go Outside" from their debut LP to soundtrack clips of the Jim Jones cult and the surrounding compound. Sick shit guys... thats a compliment.

"To tell the story of Cults' hauntingly beautiful track, "Go Outside", I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones' famous religious cult, Peoples Temple, and the eventual tragedy in Jonestown. Fortunately, when exploring the feasibility of this video I became acquainted with Fielding M. McGehee III, an expert on Peoples Temple history and the primary researcher for the Jonestown Archive. It is thanks to him and his encouragement that I was able to take on this project and through his support gained access to over two and half hours of home videos showing Peoples Temple in Jonestown." - [director Isaiah Seret]
Cults played House of Vans on June 30th as part of a killer (not in a Jim Jones-way) lineup that included new-Matador-signees Ceremony, HEALTH, and No Age. The show was packed and bonkers from the beginning with a full-on mosh pit breaking out for opener Ceremony who were followed by Cults who in turn filled in the large warehouse with less-violently acting people. HEALTH and No Age followed. Pictures are in this post and many more of them are below.

House of Vans is basically this super large sweet warehouse that is sometimes used for skateboarding with a big stage for the bands. It sounded good and there was plenty of room for people to see, dance, mingle, and hang out in the courtyard outside which included a bar with FREE BEER, and portapotties. Food too (not sure if that was free).

House of Vans will host a similarly great party on Thursday (7/14, tomorrow), with Superchunk headlining and OFF!/Lemuria providing support. RSVP is still open.

OFF!, Superchunk, HEALTH and No Age all play the Pitchfork Fest in Chicago this weekend.

Off! also just released a new live video. The whole 37 seconds of it is also below...

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Off! - Full Of Shit

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CULTS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Thu 07/21/11 The Waldorf Hotel Vancouver BC *
Fri 07/22/11 Capitol Hill Block Party - Neumos Stage Seattle WA
Sat 07/23/11 Mississippi Studios Portland OR *
Sun 07/24/11 The Clift San Francisco San Francisco CA
Mon 07/25/11 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA *
Wed 07/27/11 Echo Los Angeles CA *
Thu 07/28/11 Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Los Angeles CA *
Fri 07/29/11 Soda Bar San Diego CA *
Sat 07/30/11 Club Congress Tucson AZ *
Mon 08/01/11 Larimer Lounge Denver CO *
Tue 08/02/11 The Riot Room Kansas City MO *
Wed 08/03/11 Firebird Saint Louis MO *
Thu 08/04/11 Empty Bottle Chicago IL *
Fri 08/05/11 Lollapalooza 2011 Chicago IL
Sun 08/07/11 Central Park Summerstage New York, NY w/ Friendly Fires, The Naked and Famous
Sat 09/03/11 FYF Festival Los Angeles CA
Tue 09/13/11 The Venue Scottsdale AZ w/ Foster the People
Thu 09/15/11 House Of Blues Dallas TX +
Sat 09/17/11 House of Blues Houston Houston TX +
Mon 09/19/11 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans LA +
Tue 09/20/11 The Beacham Theatre Orlando FL +
Wed 09/21/11 Masquerade (Heaven Stage) Atlanta GA +
Fri 09/23/11 The National Richmond VA +
Sat 09/24/11 Popped! Festival Philadelphia PA
Mon 09/26/11 9:30 Club Washington DC Foster the People
Thu 09/29/11 House of Blues Boston Boston MA +
Sun 10/02/11 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH +
Tue 10/04/11 The Vogue Indianapolis IN +
Thu 10/06/11 First Avenue Minneapolis MN +
* w/ Guards, Writer
+ w/ Foster the People, Reptar

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Comments (49)

Looks like the kid from Angus is an LCD Soundsystem fan.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:27 PM

the pit during Ceremony was INSANE!! Shit got REAL!!! All the pencil necked twee hipsters ran right for the door and back to the apartments their parents are paying for.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:27 PM

What was the line situation at this one? My e-mail for the Superchunk show tomorrow says the line starts at 5pm, but I have a 70k per year job that will keep me till 6 or so.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:27 PM

Who's the guy holding up the chick from Cults? Are they an item?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:28 PM

Love Ceremony, think they're great. That venue and the audience look retarded. I'm skipping Cro Mags/Fucked Up for sure...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:29 PM

Looks like Frohawk and the Hipster Grifter are doing it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:30 PM

Never change, Frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:30 PM

We warned all you skinny HIV kids to watch out during Ceremony. You could see their lips quivering with fear.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:32 PM

I was at this show and left after Ceremony. The pit was better than I expected from what I anticipated from the crowd. I walked out my door, took off my sweat soaked shirt and saw one of the few cute girls who stuck around for their set walking out too. We went out for a drink and ended up fucking all night.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:33 PM

3:27: yeah, I'm sure those 125 lb dorks were really, really intimidating.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:33 PM

Robin Williams was there?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:33 PM

fuck, the blipster is wearing a jesus lizard shirt...what the fuck do i do now?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:34 PM

I can't wait to see what the Cro-Mags crowd will be like...Shit might get really real.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:37 PM

3:34, remind me what a blipster is again. I can't believe I forgot...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:38 PM

That's no blipster. That's Frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:38 PM

Wait nevermind... black hipster. That was a good post back in '08 was it? '09? Man I've been reading BV for too long.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:38 PM

Oh great, Boston finally gets a band to play and its fucking Cults alongside Foster the People. Yay, my city...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:39 PM

I hate free shows, especially looking at the people who went to the gig.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:39 PM

3:33 was one of the skinny hipsters hiding behind his anorexic girlfriend. He wanted no part of that pit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:40 PM

Ceremony was the only saving grace on this shitty, flavor-of-the-week line-up. They know how to put on a show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:43 PM

LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:45 PM

Superchunk will kill tomorrow!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:50 PM

OFF! will circumcise the competition.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:53 PM

I wonder how many of these bands have health care...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:59 PM

3:33, you know it actually, really went like this:

I was at this show and left after Ceremony. The pit was better than I expected from what I anticipated from the crowd. I walked out my door, took off my sweat soaked shirt and saw one of the few cute, skinny boys who stuck around for their set walking out too. We went out for a drink and ended up fucking all night

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:00 PM

"We warned all you skinny HIV kids to watch out during Ceremony. You could see their lips quivering with fear."

They also ran to the merch stand to get their free packets of AZT.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:01 PM

4:00, it actually, really, really went like this:

I was at this show and left after Ceremony. The pit was better than I expected from what I anticipated from the crowd. I walked out my door, took off my sweat soaked shirt and saw a bit of my cutoff jorts were damp too, revealing my bulge. I saw some BrooklynVegan homophobic commentator's girlfriend who stuck around for their set walking out too and I could tell she saw my manhood. She came up to me and said, "I really like your 8.25 incher. My current boyfriend doesn't have one of those!" We went out for a drink and ended up fucking all nigh, to which she said she'd never been filled like that or felt so great ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:06 PM

I didn't know Ramona Flowers was such a huge Ceremony fan.

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

4:06 Someone's been reading too many Playgirl letters. Damn.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:14 PM

4:06, it actually, really, really went like this:

I was at this show and left before Ceremony. The pit was scarier than I expected so I walked home to my apartment on Grand Ave. that my parents are paying for, took my AZT, and jerked off to pictures of James Murphy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:20 PM

I also want to know what the line situation was like. Did people actually only start lining up after 5 or where people there before?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:26 PM

the starting lining up after 8th period ended...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:28 PM

4:20, it actually, really, really, really went like this:

I was at this show and left after Ceremony. The pit was better than I expected from what I anticipated from the crowd. I walked out my door, took off my sweat soaked shirt and saw a bit of my cutoff jorts were damp too, revealing my bulge. I saw some BrooklynVegan homophobic commentator's girlfriend who stuck around for their set walking out too and I could tell she saw my manhood. She came up to me and said, "I really like your 8.25 incher. My current boyfriend doesn't have one of those, and plus he lives with his parents still. I saw you in the pit. You really looked like you were throwing down. You must work out a lot took (as she grazed my pec muscles.) My guy is into Bon Iver and Cults. I could use something more... aggressive." We went out for a drink and ended up fucking all night, to which she said she'd never been filled like that or felt so great ever. She rode me and grabbed onto my pecs, and I lifted her up against the wall and plowed into her. She collapsed onto me, let out a sigh of exhaustian and exclaimed, "That was the best show I've ever been to in my life."

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:29 PM

NEEDS MOAR PICS OF BERKMAN

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:32 PM

LOL at these comments! 4:20's and 4:28's ruled!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:39 PM

4:29, it actually, really, really, really, really went like this:

I didn't actually go to the show at all. I just tried to post a funny meme-worthy comment on Brooklyn Vegan, and by God it's working.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 4:40 PM

4:40, it actually, really, really?, yes, really went like this:

I didn't actually go to the show at all. I just tried to post a funny meme-worthy comment on Brooklyn Vegan, and by God it's working. Then I realized I forgot to take my AZT meds on time. Not good. Oh well, it's not like I have a life anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:09 PM

any upskirts of the chick from cults?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:11 PM

food was not free.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:13 PM

How are Ceremony the swishiest looking band on this line-up?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:43 PM

Can we talk a minute about the post at 3:27 that says:
"What was the line situation at this one? My e-mail for the Superchunk show tomorrow says the line starts at 5pm, but I have a 70k per year job that will keep me till 6 or so."

Two comments:
1. You're not going to get in if you get there after 6.
2. No one cares how much money you make.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 6:33 PM

Yeah, especially since the show is FREE.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 6:46 PM

So, get there around 5 for Superchunk?

Also, being a borderline alcoholic who'll be coming straight from work in Manhattan, I was wondering if grabbing a margarita at The Turkey's Nest for the walk is a bad idea. Are the local constables kind of wise to this styrofoam cup tomfoolery, or do they have no clue/not give a fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 6:54 PM

Per BV commenter from the first show: "Easy to get in and free beer---fuck you bitches who dismissed this as a potential clusterfuck." No idea if Superchunk will be a much bigger draw though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 7:15 PM

6:33 just discovered Brooklynvegan via dormroom at iowa state.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 7:27 PM

Frohawk is the bigger draw, apparently.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 8:38 PM

where was everyone for high on fire?

at their parents condos in williamsburg?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:48 AM

Never change, Frohawk. mm food was not free.

Posted by waseet | October 18, 2011 4:06 PM

her with this red dress was so beautiful!

Posted by Ar do Carro | June 5, 2013 12:01 PM

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