Posted in holiday music | music | pictures on December 19, 2011

photos by Erik Erikson; words by Bill Pearis

Fucked Up

One night after James Murphy and other DFA peeps occupied the Kent Ave space, Friday night was the BV Presents evening of programming at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, a ridiculously huge warehouse space that was home to holiday shopping, food vendors and rock music. I was taken aback by how big the performance space was, which had room for at least a dozen picnic tables, a half-pipe (nobody skated Friday night that I saw), and three bar areas, including a mezzanine.

Despite it being an enormous concrete box, sound was quite good and lighting was better than 90% of NYC's venues, and there were very cool video projections that mixed real-time footage of the show with vintage stock footage. As a person who actively avoids Terminal 5, I would frequent this space as-is if it were a real venue.

The evening kicked off with Radical Dads who were just terrific even though they had to play at 7PM. I really do think their spirited '90s style indie rock one of this city's best kept secrets, and their album Mega Rama is one of my favorites of 2011. And they're a great live band.

It was a fun evening all around. Caged Animals sounded terrific and Vincent Cachionne is an engaging, intense frontman who provided the night's confetti quotient. Big Troubles played a short, tight set that stuck mainly to the high points of this year's Romantic Comedy (of which there are many), and Dom were in top party-rock form.

The most fun for myself was getting to DJ with Frankie Rose in between bands. We decided to go song-for-song which is a fun competition, trying to find something that goes well off what the other person just played. This did lead to some fun, weird places, like me playing The Human League's "The Things Dreams Are Made Of" directly before Fucked Up took the stage. These things have a mind of their own...it made sense at the time.

Fucked Up were, as usual, awesome. They basically had just gotten off the plane from their stint opening for the Foo Fighters in Australia but if they were jetlagged you couldn't tell. Damien told the crowd it was great to be in front of people who were there to see them. We got a little over an hour set, which included their spirited cover of "Jingle Bells" which you may have seen them perform on the Anthony Bourdain holiday special and will be available this week as their side of a split 7" with Sloan. Stuff that in yer stocking.

Thanks to everyone who came out. Click through for lots more pics from Friday night's fun.

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Comments (19)

what was the song yall span at some point between dom and fucked up-the chorus was some two word phrase repeated.. "don't crash" maybe?. was drunk and dying to know what song that was. also fucked up was too dope-sound was a bit shitty though

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:09 PM

Who wrote this review? They should be drawn and quartered! Caged Animals are terrible!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:10 PM

FAT DUDES!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:12 PM

12:09 was the song "don't crash" by Front 242?

Posted by Anon | December 19, 2011 12:12 PM

@12:10 WAHHH!! A BLOGGER ON THE INTERNET DISAGREES WITH MY MUSICAL OPINION!! BETTER SUGGEST TORTURE

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:31 PM

The show was a blast and the venue was impeccable, but Dom was an outright goddamn brat about doing "Living in America" at the end of the set. "I hate this song, but we have to do it anyway." Too cool for your most popular track? That's great, but don't fuck it up for the rest of us.

Posted by Meta Physical | December 19, 2011 12:34 PM

Dom = 2011 Amazing Baby. Only Big Troubles are worse

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:38 PM

does Dave Mustaine have any sprogs running around?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/dom/brooklynbazaar/8.jpg

Posted by Jo blow | December 19, 2011 1:11 PM

Dave Mustaine would annihilate that douche!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:41 PM

caged animals were great! glad i caught them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:46 PM

*sigh* Sandy Miranda

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:50 PM

@anon 12:09,

pretty sure that was "dot dash" by wire. i think that was a frankie choice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTGNnSgfp5Q

Posted by bill p | December 19, 2011 3:28 PM

came for caged animals and didn't regret it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:29 PM

biggest crush on sandy...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:38 PM

@ bill-thanks man! this is the track. fucking awesome

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:40 PM

Best rhythm section in rock

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 3:56 PM

Did anyone shoot pics of the Hold Steady set on Saturday?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:09 PM

Did you guys get pics from saturday night too?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 6:47 PM

Dom is the WORST.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:13 PM

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