Posted in music | pictures on September 22, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Vivian Girls / Widowspeak @ Knitting Factory
Vivian Girls
Widowspeak

"Here's a shocker: Widowspeak live sound pretty much exactly like their record. Meaning: awesome. And if you didn't already know they'd covered Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" as a B-side, their dropping of that track in mid-set was a deal-sealer. [The Phoenix]
Ladies represented hard on Tuedsay night at Knitting Factory where Amy Klein (of Titus Andronicus) and the Blue Star Band opened for tourmates Widowspeak and Vivian Girls. Amanda also said Widowspeak were a major highlight of the Brooklyn show. Here are some pictures. They continue below...

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Amy Klein & The Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

Amy Klein & the Blue Star Band

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Comments (62)

That singer for Widowspeak is a heartbreaker, a true beauty!

Posted by Anonymoose | September 22, 2011 2:45 PM

VIVIAN VIVIAN VIVIAN GIRLS CAN'T BE WRONG!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 2:48 PM

I sharted, and the Vivian Girls sprayed out of my butthole

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 2:51 PM

Amy Klein, kickstarter of 4th Wave Feminism!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 2:52 PM

all these bands are good

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 2:52 PM

Enjoying myself to Kickball Katy!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 2:56 PM

no bill is complete without the spin doctors

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 2:57 PM

Actually no bill is complete without the Hummus Mehs!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:00 PM

Vivian Girls still haven't gone away?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:02 PM

Everyband eventually goes except Spin Doctors. They are timeless.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:05 PM

Vivan Girls are so terrible. Ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:06 PM

I eventually got used to the hummus thing but I truly don't get this Spin Doctors BV meme. It's really NOT funny.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:08 PM

Been a whole lot happier since the bitch is gone.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:18 PM

Spin O)))))))))))

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:19 PM

what is @PhD

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:42 PM

"Oh my god you just moved here from Indiana, too?! Let's go see Vivian Girls".

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:49 PM

Met these girls after the show, they said they are eagerly looking forward to Spin Doctors live at Brooklyn Bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:54 PM

Vivian Girls?

More like Two Princesses!

Am I right?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 3:57 PM

K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!
K-B-K!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:04 PM

The Spin Doctors thing was really funny for about 10 posts in that Radiohead thread, but after 500 or so comments, it's already really old and no longer funny at all. Jesus, this could go on for a long time, and it's taken me 20 years to get their awful, insistent hit songs out of my head.

And screw the haters, the new Vivian Girls LP is really excellent. I haven't seen them play in a few years, I'll have to catch 'em soon.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:09 PM

amy klein is the worst. adds nothing to titus, solo music is a snooze, incredibly annoying personality. and if you dont believe me, check out her tumblr. she'll leave titus like they all do in a few months anyhow, hopefully she'll change her blog name and stop cashing in on the bandwagon she was lucky she hopped on

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:10 PM

vivian girls replaced one fat drummer with another fat drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:10 PM

can there please be a moratorium on covering "wicked game" ? it's the indie rock version of hallelujah at this point. cover something else.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:11 PM

yeah, the Spin Doctors are pretty awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:11 PM

where's the creepy guy who talks about what he wants to do with kbk?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:19 PM

he's in line for the Spin Doctors show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 4:23 PM

amy shapiro rules!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 5:11 PM

4:10 - Disagree. She's tons of fun to watch in Titus. So much energy!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 5:30 PM

amy seems annoying. however. ahem, HOWEVER, the chicklette playing drums in her band is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s and she can beat my skin any day of the week.

thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 5:36 PM

titstitstitstitstitstitstits

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 5:58 PM

HEROES

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 6:00 PM

fuck off all of these bands rule

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 6:00 PM

I think that I just fell in love with KBK all over again
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/viviangirls/kf/8.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 6:15 PM

spin doctors>>>>>>>>>>the babies >>>>>>>>>>>>vivian girls

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 6:15 PM

Seriously, this spin doctors business is getting old.

Posted by Chris Barron | September 22, 2011 6:20 PM

6:20 Go F yourself

Posted by Eric Schenkman | September 22, 2011 6:25 PM

when is spin doctors?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 6:37 PM

and where?

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 6:42 PM

the chick drummer in Amy Klein's band was the hottest girl i've ever seen. i felt unworthy of making eye contact with her at the show.

Posted by Serpent | September 22, 2011 7:15 PM

she's married, sad trombone for you!

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 7:50 PM

Amy Klein rules and is the opposite of an annoying person. Further, her solo stuff is very lovely. As a player, she has a wonderful sense of melody, excellent control of her instrument (and plays a mad sexy amp!) and her ensemble of ladies are all masters of their domains. Methinks some of the posters have sour grapes cos they been outdid by a lady!

Posted by TH_KTN | September 22, 2011 9:04 PM

amy fans are the kind of people who say "methinks."

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 10:20 PM

^ amy fans are the kind of people whose underarms smell like clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 11:13 PM

sad trombone trolls

Posted by Anonymous | September 22, 2011 11:31 PM

Amy + a million pounds of hummus STILL = <<<<<<< Lana Del Rey

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 12:05 AM

obviously, yeah

Posted by Aaron Comess | September 23, 2011 12:33 AM

methinks mecar is in megarage, spin doctors

Posted by Mark White | September 23, 2011 12:35 AM

little miss
little miss
little miss
little miss
little miss
little miss...

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 12:43 AM

Oh gross 7:15 PM. Hope your joking.


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spin-Doctors/112304700178

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 12:52 AM

12:52

I clicked on the link and nothing but that doesnt make sense...it...

can't be wrong! (12:43)

Posted by Anthony Krizan | September 23, 2011 12:56 AM

That's no lady 9:04 PM. that's a man and it can't play that well. The rest are hermaphrodites.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 12:59 AM

I hear Clown Shit smells like cotton candy. But enough of the contents of your toilets, friends. Let's talk about...why are people talking about Spin Doctors??

Posted by Marbles McPhee | September 23, 2011 1:10 AM

is the viv girls drummer preggers or just getting extremely fat?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 1:22 AM

My son is always banging on about the Vivian girls, good stuff tho- rock on

Posted by Roof Repairs Wigan | September 23, 2011 1:43 AM

12:43, that's 3 too many little misses.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 6:39 AM

I hope all of this ironic/sarcastic Spin Doctors commenting ends up with them actually getting a career in music again. Not because I love their music (they were ok), but because there are much worse bands out there that don't deserve to make a living, that currently do. I just think they get a bad rap because they had 2 songs that got really popular a little too fast, and the backlash was harsh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 6:45 AM

YEAAAAAHHH A DOOP A DEEP A DEEP A DOP A DOP A DOP A DOP A DOP A DOP A DOPA

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 8:31 AM

cassie seemed burnt out. the last time they played at kent was alot better methinks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 10:47 AM

The Vivian Girls were great! A lot better than I expected somehow, and I already loved them. Liked Widowspeak as well, should look for their record.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 12:11 PM

Amy Klein's one of the coolest people I know. She's not only intelligent and fun to be around, but she's an awesome musician, too! And who gives a fuck if the Vivian Girls drummer is fat? She's a fierce drummer and she killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 6:06 PM

damn...KBK is letting u down with that outfit. doesn't show off her massive pale breasts enough. Think she takes it in all holes? She must...heard she was such a nasty slut at Rutgers...down on her knees all the time slurping down c o c k and letting the the think spit drool down onto her chest when she gagged. such a hot whore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2011 2:14 AM

AMY KLEIN IS KEEPING TITUS RELEVANT

FIONA CAMPBELL IS BEAUTIFUL

BROOKLYN VEGAN NEEDS TO DISBAND ITS COMMENTS SECTION. GIVE IT UP.

Posted by JP | September 25, 2011 10:15 PM

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