Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on November 29, 2011

photos by Bryan Bruchman

new Friends @ Mercury Lounge
Friends

Advance tickets are now available for the previously discussed !!! show at 285 Kent Ave on 12/11, a Showpaper benefit also featuring an appearance from Friends and a DJ set from MNDR. Tickets are also available in person at Other Music and Co-op 87. In addition, tickets are still available for the previously discussed 12/12 Maxwell's date.

Friends recently played Mercury Lounge on 11/19 with Ganglians as part of the pair's dates together. The remainder of their tour schedule and more pictures from Mercury Lounge are below...

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FRIENDS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Tue 11/29/11 Happy Dog Cleveland OH*
Wed 11/30/11 Ace of Cups Columbus OH*
Thu 12/01/11 Mayday Northside Cincinatti OH*
Fri 12/02/11 Beat Kitchen Chicago IL*
Sat 12/03/11 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN*
Tue 12/06/11 AVA Lounge Pittsburgh PA
Wed 12/07/11 The Bog Scranton PA
Sun 12/11/11 285 Kent Ave Brooklyn NY***
* w/ Ganglians
** w/ !!!

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Comments (82)

this band is HAWT

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:33 PM

trying too hard

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:34 PM

^cole

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:35 PM

this band is fucking terrible.
ganglians are alright though

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:39 PM

Friends are fucking awesome

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:40 PM

Friends weird me the fuck out. Like finding out that Total Slacker kid moonlights as a jazzbo type weird.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:42 PM

well, you're in the minority. Friends shows are packed and labels are swooning. Managers and booking agents have descended upon them.

Where there's smoke there's fire...

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:44 PM

one thing I love about Friends...

they're actually a band with instruments and not some electronic horseshit

and... best of all they are not a GARAGE band

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:46 PM

Friends with benefits

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:52 PM

Are those outfits ironic? For once in my life I fucking hope so.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:55 PM

I could doink either one of them, if I was drunk enough

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:58 PM

Friends are my least favorite band. Who puts them on bills?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 1:58 PM

Williamsburg is back beeeetches!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:03 PM

FRIENDS, the meaning of pain.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:13 PM

i like ganglians. and i think the hobo chick from friends is hot.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:15 PM

Lol@1:44...keep judging bands talent by how many reps are in the audience.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:26 PM

Hobostank

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:26 PM

Can't these hipster bands come up with a better name at least?

jeez.....

Yes we're called Friends. Retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:31 PM

I can't believe there are actual people that talk like 1:44

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:34 PM

1:44 is totally in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:40 PM

1:44 is totally in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:40 PM

The guy with the flipped up brim in Friends is maybe may favorite fat rocker

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:49 PM

He's no Alex Bleeker, talent or stylewise

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 2:59 PM

this friends band is terrible. absolutely terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:07 PM

Here today, gone later today.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:08 PM

fat guy from friends > Alex Bleeker

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:12 PM

It's like, if you stare directly into this band you'll catch hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:15 PM

2:31: Unfortunately, it's still better than "We Were Promised Jetpacks" and a buch of other shit too. Yes, it's that bad.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:39 PM

friends dont let friends shop at American Apparel

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | November 29, 2011 3:39 PM

1:44 is totally in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:46 PM

swooning. hahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:46 PM

newsflash!!!

unemployed guys in their underwear aka professional Brooklyn Vegan commenters have uninformed opinions about the band Friends

I'm sure the band is all broken up about it...

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:46 PM

I dunno, they look kind of frumpy to me
I'm sure that they sound frumpy too, since everyone knows how Williamsburg trust fund hipsters all have to prove how in the know they are by extending the "irony" beyond the point of the point

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:54 PM

friends dont let friends listen to friends

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:55 PM

3:15: I'm not surprised.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:56 PM

1:44 = 3:54

'swooning'...lulz

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 3:59 PM

bands who aren't as popular as Friends resent the fact that Friends are popular.

THIS LIKE THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF BANDS

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:11 PM

Actually 3:46, I am fully dressed at my job right now and I have an informed opinion about the band Friends. I saw them open a show at Glasslands and they were fucking terrible. Singer was intolerable and doing some stupid white girl wannabe Gwen Stefani act. If this band "makes it", I'm quitting music.

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

if I was a record label I would totally be swooning at the fat bro in friends. that dude is a born star.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:15 PM

4:13
no worries, since the band is in a league with Hitler, they, much like him, won't 'make it'.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:18 PM

this band is killer

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:28 PM

it sucks to see more compelling bands get recognition, while what you do gets nada

Friends are getting a lot of play lately, it's obviously chafing some less successful hides

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:33 PM

What, pray tell, is the relationship between this band 'Friends' and the hit NBC television series of the same name?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:34 PM

trouble all around

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:34 PM

i can't even look at pitcures of them. i am blinded by jealousy. oh, to be this compelling....

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:36 PM

Brooklyn Vegan commenters: always right

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:37 PM

still swooning!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 4:43 PM

(insert band name here)shows are packed and labels are swooning. Managers and booking agents have descended upon them.

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | November 29, 2011 4:59 PM

The fat guy dresses like a clown shit on him

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 5:05 PM

The fat guy dresses like a clown descended upon him and took a shit

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | November 29, 2011 5:19 PM

You don't have to be "the most hurting kid in your high school" to be one our fans, but it helps

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 5:56 PM

haterz haven;t even bothered to listen

this band is great

check them out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5VNumNJyqE

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 6:28 PM

^made it about a minute and a half. Whoever wrote earlier that it was basically a bad gwen stefani imitation really nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 6:53 PM

way to compliment yourself after not even listening to the song, 6:53

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 7:13 PM

the most adorable thing about bv commenters is that they believe they have any influence on anyone else's opinion

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 7:14 PM

Oh, I listened to it. These girls aren't quite hot enough to pull off music this bad.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 7:24 PM


oh, 7:14 has a crush. how cute.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:00 PM

invariably, obsessive negative commenters are a sole bitter individual with an axe to grind

typically, a band member's jettisoned ex boyfriend

surefire indicator of when this is true: multiple posts all timestamped within minutes of each other, pretending to me more than one hater when it's really just the bitter ex, over and over

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 8:28 PM

it's REALLY IMPORTANT that people do not like this band!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 9:04 PM

I'm pretty sure there are at least 3-5 of us commenting, 8:28. Let's face it, that bitch gets around.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011 11:04 PM

This band is OK but will surely be gone tomorrow.

I feel embarrassed for them. The fact that each one decided to choose a different williamsburg style looks like they are trying too hard.

Posted by nak | November 29, 2011 11:27 PM

let's just all agree that Matt is far superior to Alex Bleeker, regardless of weight

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:34 AM

well, certainly the world authorities on style and class reside right here in the BV comment section

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:36 AM

11:27 Yeah they're like a north brooklyn version of the village people

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:48 AM

well bv commenters and their prophetic brilliance aside...

Hipster Runoff featured them today. It's all boiled over, and FRIENDS won.

sorry, losers: the band's got a career now. YOU LOSE

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 12:53 AM

12:53 is really swooning hard

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:02 AM

1253 is right, the hater is wrong as shit, and it's gonna burn goin down baby

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:05 AM

man it's gotta hurt right now to be somebody that Sam dumped because her life is going places and your life ain't going nowhere

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 1:08 AM

I'm his girl is hot

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 8:47 AM

70 COMMENTS

the band is officially "buzzy"

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 10:46 AM

what the fuck is merc

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 11:01 AM

frumpy is the new frumpy

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 11:10 AM

merc = mercury lounge

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 11:37 AM

Friends always sound good live. That's one thing alot of bands don't have nowadays.

Posted by Steel Adams | November 30, 2011 1:00 PM

I'd love to eat out the lead singer of friends that girl has some legs. YUM YUM YUM

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

band 'o the month, and next month, and the one after that

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 7:22 PM

Friends have quite the internet army

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 7:42 PM

friends army > pencil dick scrunched over his laptop hating all women

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 11:43 PM

I'm not a fan of this music
But I'd love to fuck the girls, and blaze with the guys

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 12:25 AM

is that Antony in the audience in the very first pic?

hehehehe

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:47 PM

how come no one in friends army thinks the negative comments are being made by one of the fat bros exes?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 2:16 PM

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