Posted in music | pictures on October 3, 2011

photos by Chris La Putt

Dark Dark Dark / A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Dark Dark Dark
A Hawk and a Handsaw

"Eerily soothing piano melodies, smirking accordion lines plucked from a New Orleans carnival, cloudy gang vocal harmonies, and lonely horn bleats inhabit last year's Bright Bright Bright EP and full-length Wild Go (both from Supply & Demand Music). Thus far, the catalogue of Dark Dark Dark could be mistaken for lullabies inexplicably emanating from a deserted lakeside cabin haunted by Tori Amos and Gogol Bordello . . . except that, thankfully, Amos and those affiliated with the Bordello camp are alive and well, and therefore can't haunt anything. [The Phoenix]
The A Hawk and a Hacksaw (ft. Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeremy Barnes) / Dark Dark Dark / Pillars & Tongues tour came to NYC for two shows last week - 9/28 at the Bell House and 9/29 at Drom. Pictures from the latter are in this post.

A Hawk and a Hacksaw have since opened for Jeff Mangum as part of ATP at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park on Friday (9/30) and will again in the same venue tonight (10/3)...

Without a word, Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Magnum walked onto the stage of Asbury Park's gilded, enveloping Paramount Theatre Friday night and eased into "Oh Comely," staring straight ahead, singing "soft silly music is meaningful, magical." In the recorded version of that song, at the end, you can hear someone far off exclaim "holy shit!" as if startled - which is just about right.

Over an hour and 15 minutes, Mangum - performing as part of the three-day ATP I'll Be Your Mirror Festival - was focused and relaxed, sitting on a chair mid-stage. He was flanked by four guitars, bathed in autumn orange lighting and looking especially solitary in the theatre's expanse. Where Bon Iver has traded up in touring accompaniment, Mangum is more at home alone - except, of course, for the rapt, capacity crowd of around 1500. [Rolling Stone]

Jeff Mangum's entire Friday setlist, along with more pictures from the non-Mangum NYC show at Drom, below...

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Dark Dark Dark - Live @ Drom, NYC - 9/29/11 by brooklynvegan


Dark Dark Dark - Live @ Drom 2 - 09/29/11 by brooklynvegan

Jeff Mangum - Friday @ The Paramount Theater setlist
"Oh Comely"
"Two Headed Boy Pt. 2"
"In An Aeroplane Over the Sea"
"Song Against Sex"
"Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone"
"Ghost"
"True Love Will Find You In the End" (Daniel Johnston Cover)
"Two Headed Boy"
"A Baby for Pree"
"The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1" and "Pt. 2 & 3"
"Holland, 1945"
Encore:
"Naomi
"Engine"

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Comments (18)

mangum setlist < mangum media (pictures, videos)

don't care about the opening band

did mangum even play this? cant tell by this post

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:02 PM

Anyone need a ticket for tonight? Orchestra. Best offer.

Posted by Noah | October 3, 2011 1:02 PM

Anyone have set times for tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:11 PM

mangum only played for 60 mins on friday
how long did he play yesterday?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:12 PM

1:02, perhaps BV was cooperating with Mangum's request for no photos or video, unlike some less scrupulous publications. (And no, if you read the post, you'll learn that he didn't play this, but A Hawk & A Hacksaw did, who opened for him at ATP)

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:12 PM

no one "opened" for mangum at ATP.
what part of the word festival don't you get?

Posted by ME | October 3, 2011 1:23 PM

Mangum only plays for 60 minutes because he doesn't really have a wealth of material to play.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:27 PM

60 minutes...$40+ a ticket!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 1:49 PM

Magnum was worth every penny. A Hawk and a Hacksaw great show too

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:37 PM

set times? the ATP site is frustruatingly bereft of information. it says 7pm - is that doors? opener?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:43 PM

Just tried calling the box office to ask about whether 7 is doors or openers start time; no one picked up & voicemail box is full.

Anyone know if the walk from the NJ transit stop at asbury park is difficult or sketchy?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:45 PM

ten minute walk. only sketchy if you're the kind of white hipster who is afraid of black people. you know who you are.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:55 PM

Anyone know if the walk from the NJ transit stop at asbury park is difficult or sketchy?

>> i'm sure a cab is less than $10

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 4:17 PM

Asbury loves the white people! Such easy prey!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 4:22 PM

I saw Magnum twice, loved him each time

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 4:47 PM

walk should be okay in the day light wouldn't do it at nite.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 5:26 PM

accordians, facial hair, and thick-framed eyeglasses

nope, no hipsters at that function

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:02 PM

fuck magnum, a hawk & a hacksaw are the SHIT

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:09 PM

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