Posted in To Do | music on September 30, 2011

Radiohead @ Roseland last night (more by Bao Nguyen)
Radiohead

"The Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park are buzzing over a big secret musical guest scheduled to play this afternoon at around 4pm. We hear that it's Radiohead, who are in New York for a couple concerts.

It makes sense: Radiohead's lead singer Thom Yorke has a history of lefty anti-globalization protest. What do you think: Are the millionaires from Radiohead authentic enough to be the bards of revolution?" [Gawker]

What would Stephen Colbert think?

UPDATE: Gothamist says that "A spokesperson for Occupy Wall Street confirms "Radiohead will play a surprise show today at four in the afternoon. Press conference at one in the afternoon."

UPDATE 2: Occupy Wall Street says it's happening on their own website!

UPDATE 3: Radiohead spokesperson says NOT TRUE.

UPDATE 4: Occupy Wall Street claims they were hoaxed!

Radiohead played their 2nd Roseland show last night (9/29)

Deer Tick play a free show to bring awareness to some of what's going on down at Wall Street, on Monday in Brooklyn.

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Comments (156)

rage?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:17 AM

It's probably the Black Eyed Peas

Posted by tjo | September 30, 2011 11:18 AM

Yeah....more probable that it would be Morello/Nightwatchmen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:18 AM

sorry guys, its das racist

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:19 AM

I heard it was U2, collabing with Radiohead, Jay-Z, Weezer, Beast Coast, and Katy Perry. Special appearance by Justin Bieber too.

The goal is to get every music fan in the city there.

Should be a fun show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:21 AM

Thom made some comments at the show on Wednesday night...something like, "Glad to be here in New York. Isn't Wall Street around here somewhere?"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:21 AM

fuck is this actually happening?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:23 AM

"I'm not hereeeee, this isn't happening!"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:24 AM

haaa i'll go get maced to see a free radiohead show

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:25 AM

Ted Nugent?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:25 AM

man, it must be good to be a wall street fat cat.. radiohead comes to you!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:26 AM

^lolz!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:26 AM

Obv, It's Bob Seger... Downonmainstreet bitch

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:26 AM

I hope it's not organizers thinking they can motivate the sheep to come out by spreading fake rumors.

Just because you trick people into showing up for pop culture doesn't mean your numbers are actually growing. Ask Tibet.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:29 AM

BIEBER BIEBER!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:30 AM

Ok, now BV is reaching for reasons to post something about Radiohead. STOPPP ALREADYYYYYYY

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:30 AM

BIEBER BIEBER!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:30 AM

"Several protestors were reported to be Tweating from their iPhones of their disgust with corporations influencing the culture and economy. Several other protestors wanted to say thanks for the free pizzas, and in anticipation for the free Radiohead performance rumored to be taking place later that day. 'We're not here for a party, but if Radiohead want to come down and perform how could we say no?' said Stephen Bryce of Williamsburg. 'One of us was able to get tickets on Monday for the Roseland show using the LiveNation iPhone app, but most of us just kept getting the screen saying that none were available. When he came back from the show last night, everyone was so jealous of the special t-shirt and poster that he got. Hopefully they will bring some of the merchandise too.' "

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:31 AM

Ted Nugent and Merzbow's new band, the Banshee Buns.

Posted by Sgt Slaughter (!) | September 30, 2011 11:32 AM

Ted Nugent and Merzbow's new band the Banshee Buns > Lou Reed and Metallica

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:33 AM

"Around 4pm?"

* * * * * * * *

Guys!! Isn't it obvious????

"What time is it? 4:30. It's not late, naw, naw. It's just early! early! early!"

IT'S FUCKING GOING DOWN!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mark | September 30, 2011 11:33 AM

WTFC?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:34 AM

corporate rock rulez!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:35 AM

11:31, what is that? that can't be real

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:35 AM

Mark - congrats on making the first actually funny SDr comment.

Posted by Dan | September 30, 2011 11:38 AM

I love the irony of it all...
Anti-corporate Wall Street protesters Tweeting from their iPhones and using a LiveNation app to buy tickets to former Capitol/EMI artist Radiohead, hoping to buy merchandise that was produced by the merch division of LiveNation....

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:38 AM

Why protest when you can get dope Radiohead swag...WINNING!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:40 AM

Why don't you guys ever talk about Turn It Upside Down? I love that record.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:40 AM

Handsome Dick Manitoba said it best ...
"You're such a non-conformist / Just like everybody else"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:41 AM

I'll show up if they promise to stick to tracks from Pablo Honey, the Bends, and OK Computer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:41 AM

zucotti park border Broadway...for Radiohead to play this would require massive planning and permits, not to mention it's proximity to Ground Zero

i'd expect a real great intimate set from a 2:00 PM sunday perform from ATP

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:43 AM

11:18: seriously, I lol'd pretty fucking hard.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:44 AM

The only good radiohead song is Ripcord

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:47 AM

I highly doubt this will happen. If it does, it would get shut down in minutes, due to security concerns.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:47 AM

It'll be Thom solo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:48 AM

11:31 - reads like an onion article. greatness

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:50 AM

I wonder how they'll feel when a bunch of my Wall St. colleagues and I show up?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:53 AM

The irony is that after the market closes at 4pm all the douchebag traders who talked through and ruined the show for the real fans the last 2 nights will rush over and check out the show so in fact Radiohead will be providing a free show for the dicks they are actually claiming to be against!!!

Posted by Anon | September 30, 2011 11:53 AM

I suppose those 6 people who have been protesting and their 10,000 signs will enjoy. Oooffffaaaa

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:53 AM

Thom solo if anything is my guess, and more likely a publicity stunt to get a bump on the coverage/interest.

That said, I would love for this to get more coverage. F*ck those upscale grifter asshole Wallstreeters. 100% cheats & lawbreakers - you know who you are.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:54 AM

after Radiohead performs today, expect a rally in the Dow in overnight trading

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:57 AM

Ironic how Radiohead is against the corporate stuff and they charge $40 for a shirt at the show!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:58 AM

NO t-shirt costs $20 to produce, even with a fully union supply chain. To charge $40 for a t-shirt is just greedy. That's right, Thom, I said it ... GREEDY.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:01 PM

S P I N D O C T O R S

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:02 PM

those shirts were lame anyway, did anyone actually buy them? talk about a waste of 40 bucks

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:06 PM

s r o t c o d n i p s

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:06 PM

I'm heading down at 3:30 - will report live from Zuccotti park with the hippies

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:11 PM

radiohead against the machine

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:12 PM

I can't make it. I'll be protesting all of the poor stupid morons who defaulted on their mortgages because they bit off more than they could conceivably chew.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:15 PM

Who gives a damn? Those "protesters" don't even know why they are there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:16 PM

https://occupywallst.org/

confirmed on the website

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:23 PM

conf tom only

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:24 PM

^Not really confirmed...it say annoymous added.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:24 PM

12:01 - That's why you download the album for free.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:27 PM

@12:!5 come on, aren't they owed a living?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:28 PM

Yelling and screaming and listening to Radiohead, yea! Sure beats working.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:29 PM

I didn't buy a shirt myself at the gig last night, but anyone who is is 'jealous' can just buy one of them off their fansite. They were for sale there before the roseland shows.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:29 PM

radiomeh

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:33 PM

If they don't play "Creep" there is going to be a riot.

Posted by Keith | September 30, 2011 12:34 PM

hope that Occupy Wall St. is ready for an influx of business men getting what they love most -- free entertainment

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:36 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaah

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:41 PM

So instead of saying that something got Drake'd we must now refer to it as Radiohead'd?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:42 PM

12:06-

COD NIPS.

heh heh, heh heh, he said cod nips......

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:42 PM

Too bad I'll still be at work. Unemployed douchebags get all the fun.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:45 PM

The occupy wall street peeps just walked past my office, chanting.

Their signs didn't even make sense.

What a joke....

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:45 PM

spoke to some of my boyz down at Goldman Sachs -- they'll be attending once the market closes

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:47 PM

Their signs don't have to make sense. They're the same kind of fools who sign a petition to request that a bookstore's landlord lower the rent. It's just the emotive flapdoodle of grown children.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:49 PM

I'm going down with signs...

"Goldman Sachs got $10 Billion in Bailout Money and all I got was a few lousy tracks from King Of Limbs"

"Wall Street: More Crooked than Thom Yorke's Eyes"

Posted by The Mighty KC | September 30, 2011 12:49 PM

^Amen

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:49 PM

the ^Amen was to the first 12:49, btw.. Not the stupid anti-wall street crap.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:51 PM

A free concert by Radiohead....yea this is just like Libya, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, etc...

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:57 PM

Tix for the 4pm show on Wall Street already sold out.

I heard rumors that they'll do another show on Monday at market open.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:58 PM

YOU DUMB FUCKS DON'T HAVE SHIT TO SAY ABOUT THIS

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:58 PM

If police brutality is going to lead to more concerts that i can bitch about then im all for more police brutality

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:58 PM

Capitalism is our culture, our religion. If you don't like the system, move to North Korea or Iran.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:59 PM

Why can't they just do this on Long Island, much more room!

Posted by Justin | September 30, 2011 1:00 PM

That's going to be one hell of a flash mob!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:01 PM

@12:59 amen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:01 PM

nypd is getting the pepper spray ready

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:02 PM

@12:49 Don't bring St. Mark's Books into this. If you don't see how art and culture positively contribute to society, then what are you doing lurking on a music blog? You don't get what you don't ask for and they aren't doing anything wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:02 PM

Anybody else stuck in the waiting room?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:03 PM

Shocking that the average BV commenter doesn't support the wall street protests.

Here's an idea. If you don't support them, you cynical douchebags, don't go.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:03 PM

Everyone's a fucking asshole. Bankers are heartless fucks who ruined the country. Protesters are annoying, pretentious assholes who think they're all genius artists who are just misunderstood. You suck, I suck, your mom sucks, fuck you!

Now, back to what matters. Free Radiohead show!

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

More crooked than Thom's teeth is more like it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:05 PM

The acoustics at Zuccotti Park suck they move this

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:05 PM

dimebag, cobain and morrisson I heard.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:06 PM

Jonny Greenwood will conduct the New York Philharmonic!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:08 PM

That's interesting, 1:02. I had no idea that people signing a petition rather than actually buying fucking books there helped stave off the end of culture. Do you have any other idiotic statements you'd like to be mocked for?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:08 PM

Any chance FDNY can take out the firhouses and give these protesters a good shower before were all forced to stand near them

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:09 PM

I'm at work not 10 minutes away! Nice!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:10 PM

crack your little souls

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:11 PM

You people are stupid and apparently have lived in this city for oh about 5 minutes. You really think now that this site and others have blasted this information the NYPD is gonna allow this to take place???? What with the hordes of people already flocking down there this will be shut down faster than the tickets sold out. If they even get to start actually playing

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:11 PM

The problem is that the Head is bigger than the balls. Thus leaving us all feeling shafted. The bubble burst. Ask Roseland,ask Ticket Master, ask BOA debit card fees. Ask that T-Shirt my friends. Dare you consider it, you'll find out that T-Shirts don't talk. And that we all don't know shit. Enjoy the free music while it lasts.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:11 PM

Maybe after the protest concert I'll get a room at the W on my Iphone app and go pop some bottles with some models..

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:12 PM

i make over 65k a year, is it okay if i goto this? i wanna see the show but don't want to be lumped in with the protest. never snark on the hand that feeds u.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:12 PM

it's weird how there are so many conservatives on brooklyn vegan. i'm not occupying wall street but the least we can all do is not hate on them for trying to bring light to the corporate plutocracy that is destroying our way of life in america.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:12 PM

All the people attacking the protesters on this site have small penises. Fact.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:18 PM

RadioMEHd

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:20 PM

What, BV commentators being assholes for no reason? Unthinkable!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:20 PM

what time does daft punk go on?


really it takes 90 comments for this post? BV comments are off their game

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:20 PM

This Protest was brought to you by Visa.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:21 PM

I'm not at all shocked by the conservative presence on BV. You get the sense that half of the people commenting here are industry insiders.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:22 PM

Radiohead PR confirms that the show is NOT happening..all over twitter

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:22 PM

I make a ton of money and feel like a cheater every time I even think about BV, let alone actually look at BV.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:23 PM

Hmmm... secret show announced on Twitter, the internet and every possible news outlet... 4 hours ahead of the event. Someone cynical might think they're trying to get it canceled. Well at least then they'll be able claim that the man shut it down. If they wanted this to happen they would have quietly kept it a special, truly secret event for the protester minions on the front lines. Obviously organizers don't care about them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:23 PM

Is everyone who isn't a moron leftist a conservative, 1:12? Manhattan has the greatest concentration of wealth in the world and it's overwhelmingly liberal. Is that only obvious when it doesn't conflict with your narrative of the moment? This protest is essentially targeting Barack Ohapless's largest donor base.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:25 PM

@1:12(2) you do realize that capitalism IS our way of life, right?

Maybe there was some corruption, but capitalism is what makes this country great. If you think otherwise, you don't understand economics or our country's place in the world.

The protestors should go protest the UN.

Now THAT'S a mess.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:25 PM

No permit?

Something is wrong with this scenario.

I mean even more wrong than some billionaire funded, civil disobedience actions which are curiously supported by former White House advisors, and corrupt Union bosses. They need to manufacture riots by the 2012 election one way or another, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:26 PM

"maybe there was some corruption."

glad to see the machine has done its job on you, 125.

i think the denials are intentional...regardless there will be a critical mass tonight, and i want to be there to witness it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:29 PM

Pitchfork says:

"UPDATE: According to a representative from the band, Radiohead is not, in fact, performing at Occupy Wall Street today."

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:29 PM

Those two DJs are already playing. I overheard Four Tet is setting up soon. And Radiohead are planning an extra extra extra special third unplanned encore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:30 PM

1:26 eh!? only a canadian spy would use the phrase 'eh'! don't believe his lies/overly long sentences!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:31 PM

the WALL STREET JOURNAL confirms??!! odd. not like its owned by murdoch or anything....

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:31 PM

At least P4K also announced that it's not happening. If only the Wall St. Journal reported it, everyone would be up in arms about Murdoch spreading lies.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:31 PM

Protest Wall St? Who would want to take a test on Wall St or sumthin...i dont kow

Posted by Chip Chipperson | September 30, 2011 1:31 PM

so what happened to the supposed press conference at 1pm? Did it happen?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:32 PM

is there anyone down there now that can confirm that there is any kind of stage with band equipment being set up? If they were playing in three hours there would at least be a truck with equipment and instruments being set up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:34 PM

if anything goes down, "Radiohead" will not be performing, but Thom may tear through a few songs on an Acoustic...just an opinion, but seems most plausible if anything

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:36 PM

Just in: show moved a few blocks to the Heineken Light billboard.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:36 PM

postponed by pres christie

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:36 PM

Thom Yorke DJ set in the plaza, obv

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:37 PM

The British rock band may not be coming out to perform in support of the protesters, but other high-profile supporters have come out in the support of the Wall Street protest movement. A group of New York City’s biggest labor unions — including the main unions for city teachers and transit workers, as well as two sections of the powerful Service Employees International Union — said they planned to actively participate in the demonstrations beginning next week. News of the nascent alliance between the unions and the protesters was first reported in Crain’s and the Village Voice.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:38 PM

guys, its really SPYNNNNN DDDDDDOCTORS playing.. It will be the rockiness groovy get down ever, can you dig!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:39 PM

Awesome. Union reps will be there. It's good to have representatives from the class of people who bought more house than their income could justify and wrecked the economy by defaulting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:40 PM

There is no way a band like Radiohead would be performing just three hours from now if there wasn't already equipment nearby or already being loaded onto the stage. Instruments and monitors need to be set up, equipment needs to be checked and tested, and a soundboard needs to be installed. They are not just going to arrive at a quarter to four carrying their instruments and just start playing at 4pm. If there are no signs of a rock band setting up by now, it probably ain't happening.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:41 PM

They're just gonna show up, plug in and play! Just like the old days!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:43 PM

radiohead acoustic set on wall street!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:43 PM

they've been playing music there for 2 weeks without any of that stuff

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:45 PM

They'll get more mileage with the feral protest class by expressing an intent and then being prevented than they ever would by actually performing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:45 PM

I was just down there. No stages, no rigs, nothing but a crowd of hippies eating pizza. If it were to happen, the only way would have been if they drove by in a flatbed the way U2 did a few years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:47 PM

Just in: they'll be performing all of Kid A acapella.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:49 PM

^OOOH Treefingers will slay live!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:52 PM

Man, those hippies dont even know whats in store for them. THE SPYNNNNN DDDDDDOCTORS playing PFOK in its entirety! Its going to be epic.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:52 PM

If they play Dollars and Cents would work well!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:52 PM

I make 100 grand a year and I don't like radiohead. But I do work very hard to pay my bills and don't buy things I can't afford

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:52 PM

Thom York here, we most definitely will not be playing a show down there (nodding while saying that)

Posted by Thom Yorke | September 30, 2011 1:53 PM

I think this is a diversion, they are going to play at St Marys Park in South Bronx so all you disaffected late 20 early 30 somethings all head up to the south bronx. Im sure they will love you there

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 1:59 PM

A minimal setup would totally work! At my 50k a year liberal arts college, the A capella group I was in did a very moving version of Creep that turned all the tridelts from trickle down bitches into keynesian groupies! You just need someone who's really good at beat boxing to pull it all together!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:01 PM

City Room: Radiohead Show 'Definitely Not Going to Happen,' Band Says

By ANDY NEWMAN and JAMES MCKINLEY
Sept. 30 (New York Times) -- Updated, 1:55 p.m. | Laura Eldeiry, a spokeswoman for Radiohead, said that the band would not be playing a show at Zuccotti Park on Friday that had been announced by Occupy Wall Street's organizaers.
"It's definitely not going to happen," Ms. Eldeiry said.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:02 PM

I don't believe their spokeswhore. It's gonna happen!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:04 PM

interesting. The way this is worded makes it seem that it was going to happen but now it's not.

Otherwise they would have stressed the fact that it was never going to take place

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:04 PM

if the band are officially telling people it's not happening then they better not play. It would be obnoxious if they told their fans they were not playing the free show and then showed up and played it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:06 PM

"interesting. The way this is worded makes it seem that it was going to happen but now it's not."

Its believable they were, org's leaked it for publicity, and now they can't bc it would be too big, or can't acknoweldge it for the same reason

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:09 PM

the worst part -- all you sheep think they'd be doing this out of political beliefs and whatnot. the truth is -- by playing down on wall street, they'd wind up with a shit ton of free publicity. and that's exactly what they want.

you guys are idiots if you don't realize their whole new york stint is nothing more than a publicity tour. two sold out shows at a medium sized venue, snl, colbert, and fallon, and thom doing dj appearances.

plus, $40 t-shirts and $100 posters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 3:48 PM

you motherfuckers need to get a job

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 3:51 PM

If the protesters really want to influence change, they should hijack the Democratic Party, the same way that the Tea Party hijacked the GOP.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 4:06 PM

those hippies smell down there. and their chants suck

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 4:14 PM

I'd like to point out the following:

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 4:28 PM

the fucking posters were $100??! wow. they must have been awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 4:46 PM

i cant believe that BV'ers are against these people. i guess it is true what they say, the worst thing about hipsters is theri total apathy. hippies wanted to change the world. for hipsters, the world ends at the outer layer of their epidermis.
#KARMA

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 12:50 PM

I'm both a bv reader and protest supporter & I doubt I'm alone. The theme of BV comments, it seems, is to never bother to type support, but only to bother to type if you have something cruel, hateful or cynical to spew.

Also, these mostly aren't what most would label hipsters. These are 9-5 desk jobbers who sit at their cubicles angry, who used to like music. Or they're overweight music nerds that live nowhere near Brooklyn. It's a mistake to think these comments are representative at all of people that are involved in (or even big fans of) contemporary indie music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:19 PM

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