Posted in dance | music | tour dates on September 26, 2011

The Rapture @ Webster Hall (photo by davidoliva)

"Embrace for a moment the idea that the most important band to emerge from early-2000s New York wasn't the Strokes but the Rapture. Sure, the Strokes went on to arenas, to overblown follow-up albums, to myth, all while the Rapture idled, then fizzled, then reconstituted, only to fizzle some more.

But that's because there was no way to recapture the specific high of the Rapture's breakthrough, particularly the 2002 single "House of Jealous Lovers," which was the sparkplug of New York's dance-punk revival and remains that scene's greatest document. But while many rock micromovements of the day were ingested by the mainstream, the Rapture stayed small, a champion of a world preoccupied with itself and the preoccupation of few others. It lived as subculture. It died as subculture. It remained a pulsing memory.

At least that's the best way to explain how almost a decade after those earliest hits the Rapture -- Luke Jenner, Gabriel Andruzzi, Vito Roccoforte -- is still able to play to a full Webster Hall, as it did on Friday night, in what was as much a celebration of a lapsed idea about New York as a vital incubator as it was of the band that was once its soundtrack."
[NY Times]

The Rapture are now touring the United States.

Speaking of DFA-signed bands, YACHT is playing a show at Brooklyn's Dekalb Market on October 9th. The market is a free place. The show is not free. More details below...


We are super excited to announce the inaugural Brooklyn Night Bazaar to be held at Dekalb Market for a single night - Sunday October 9, from 5PM to 12 Midnight. The inspiration for the event comes from the night markets across Asia. On this night we will be showcasing local artists, vendors and musicians from Brooklyn and beyond. Here's what you can expect to experience:

· Live music with YACHT, Monogold, Trouble Andrew, and DJ Sets
· More than 65 independent merchant and food vendors
· Beer & wine garden featuring local breweries wineries
· Light and sculpture installation by Jason Krugman
· Petanque and more

When: Sunday October 9th from 5:00 PM until Midnight.

Where: Dekalb Market @ 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn - An outdoor market with retrofitted cargo containers in the heart of Brooklyn between Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill. The Bazaar is a stone's throw from the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, G, and F trains, numerous bus routes and bike lanes. Transportation Alternatives will be providing free valet bike parking.

Several months ago we put together a successful Kickstarter campaign and despite some initial hiccups, we are very excited to be launching the concept at Dekalb Market for a single night. The event will be free to the public, except for the performance area which will be ticketed. The Bazaar is expected to attract thousands from the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods and throughout New York who enjoy vibrant community gathering spaces with live music, warm ambiance and great times. Come out and enjoy!



Comments (12)


Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 3:56 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 4:22 PM

so glad its popular to compare a band by using the strokes as a cautionary tale even if the two bands are not at all comparable. Go New York Times! We love your edgy music journalism.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 4:33 PM

The Rapture has one good album: Mirror

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 4:39 PM

That is one WEIRD looking stalker-type-guy, in the top photo, directly behind the singer's microphone

Call the NYPD. You can make money off of their TIPS hotline

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 4:57 PM

How was the show? I sold my tickets (for face value) on Craigslist.

Of course, selling my tix at face value did not give me the ticket karma I needed to snag Radiohead tix.

Posted by Dan | September 26, 2011 5:54 PM

"The Rapture has one good album: Mirror"

Disagree -- I think they sounded even better when their production tightened up on Pieces of the People We Love. underrated album

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 5:57 PM

christian rock. pass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 6:44 PM


you seem to be bragging about selling your tickets at face price, which leads us to believe you HAVE NOT always sold atleast some of your tickets for face. therefore, you have BAD karma

no radiohead for you scalper scum

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 7:18 PM

6:44 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 8:23 PM

yo for REALLLL yo FINALLY one of my favorite bands YACHT is on they Busta Rhymes shit and I am definitely pardonin them AS THEY COME BACK!!! whatever tha fuck this BK night market shit is, here I come.

Posted by frustrated with haters | September 26, 2011 9:13 PM

the rapture is freaking amazing

Posted by tim | August 18, 2013 8:19 PM

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