Posted in music | tour dates on December 6, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

Parenthetical Girls at Glasslands on 12.1.11 (via Jonathan Graves)
Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls recently kicked off an east coast tour which brought the band to the NYC-area three times so far, for a Glasslands show (pictured above), an early show at SUNY Purchase (12/3) and a night show at Santos the same day.

I caught their set at Purchase, which opened with singer Zac Pennington crouched inside of a clear plastic box singing "Sympathy For Spastics" with little more accompaniment than light piano lines from keyboardist Amber Smith. While he was under the box, he fogged up the front of it and scribbled the word "metaphor" with his finger, the first of many semi-sarcastic tropes of the set (another great one being when he kicked over a pawn from the student center's giant chess set). Zac's other antics included running into the audience and different rooms of the student center. The band's hour long set was made up mostly of the material from their Privilege EPs, though they reached into their back catalog for a couple of songs and covered The Smiths' "Handsome Devil."

Parenthetical Girls will be back in NYC TONIGHT (12/6) at Shea Stadium with Sam Mickens (who was also on the Purchase show) and guests. Updated dates below.

Speaking of The Smiths, the box set of their complete discography is out now and guitarist Johnny Marr has been banned from driving for 56 days due to being caught doing 72mph in a 40mph zone and pleading guilty. He's also been fined £535.

All PG dates and a clip of Zach singing in the photobooth at Glasslands, below...

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Parenthetical Girls - Stolen Children (live clip), Brooklyn

Parenthetical Girls -- Tour Dates
12/06 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY w/ Sam Mickens
12/08 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Smog (Bard College)
02/04 Merkin Concert Hall, NY, NY (member of PG @ Ecstatic Music Festival)

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Comments (14)

yeeeeeeeeeeeeah

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:09 PM

the glasslands show was terrible

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:22 PM

If you like shitty music delivered by pretentious assholes, you'll love this.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:22 PM

^^^...... as a matter of fact!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:31 PM

Uhh..One of the worse, over reaching names I ever heard. YUK! I'd rather listen to Blues Hammer or douche bag band in school of rock.

Posted by parenthetical hummus | December 6, 2011 2:32 PM

El Camino

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 3:08 PM

^blows, like this band

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 4:06 PM

most hateable band?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 5:33 PM

Catchy name!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 5:37 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 10:50 PM

this is an amazing band. haters are fucking idiots, obviously.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2011 12:24 AM

the glasslands show was terrible

Posted by hernibbva | October 23, 2012 1:17 PM

I love this

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 7:25 PM

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