Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on March 21, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield & others

Pond @ Hotel Vegan on Saturday
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

Australian band Pond (not to be confused with Portland band Pond), who include two members of Tame Impala, just hit SXSW and are now on tour with Oberhofer. That tour arrives at Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (3/21) for what will be Pond's first-ever NYC show (at a venue Tame Impala have headlined and sold out). Tickets are still on sale, so go out and give them a proper welcome (and then stick around for Oberhofer too). Afterwards head to Tribeca Grand for the afterparty. Flyer, details and more tour dates below.

I caught Pond once in Austin, at our own show at Hotel Vegan, and it was one of the most memorable of the week, in part from the performance, and in part from all the fun everyone/friends around me were having as the band rocked the intimate and packed Volstead space on Saturday afternoon.

Stereogum posted some SXSW awards, and Pond won for...

BEST BARE FEET: Nick "Paisley Adams" Allbrook, the perpetually shoe-bereft bassist for Tame Impala, who was recast this week as the perpetually shoe-bereft livewire frontman for Australian classic riff-rock vamp band/Tame Impala spinoff POND. What he lacks in shoes he makes up in HEART (and amphetamine-y spasms and contortions). -Amrit
Some pictures and videos from our Hotel Vegan show, and a video from another show, are in this post (a full stream of their set at Hype Hotel can be watched HERE, but the audio sucks). More pics and videos, with the other stuff, below...

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POND @ HOTEL VEGAN....

photos by Zach Timm for Hobnob Wines...

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

photo by Hessie...
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

photos by Amanda Hatfield....

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

flyer

Pond are playing at Bowery Ballroom this evening with Oberhofer. It will be their first ever New York show, and comes after a killer SXSW for the band last week. We're throwing them an afterparty to celebrate, from 11pm-3am tomorrow evening in the Church Bar at Tribeca Grand. DJ sets by Pond, Oberhofer, and Patrik North (Modular).

We'd love to see you there. RSVP at events@tribecagrandnyc.com.

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POND Live @ Maggie Mae's in Austin, TX SXSW 2012

Pond -- 2012 Tour Dates
* with Oberhofer
Wed March 21st || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY *
Thurs March 22nd || Brighton Music Hall || Boston, MA *
Fri March 23rd || Casa Del Popolo || Montreal, QC *
Sat March 24th || Cafe Dekcuf || Ottowa, ON *
Sun March 25th || The Drake Hotel || Toronto, ON *
Tues March 27th || Lincoln Hall || Chicago, IL *
Wed March 28th || Taylor University || Upland, IN *
Fri March 30th || Cactus Club || Milwaukee, WI *
Sat March 31st || The Maintenance Shop || Ames, IA *
Mon April 2nd || 7th Street Entry || Minneapolis, MN *
Wed April 4th || A Club || Spokane, WA *
Thurs April 5th || Sunset Tavern || Seattle, WA *
Fri April 6th || The Biltmore Cabaret || Vancouver, BC *
Sat April 7th || Jinx Art Space || Bellingham, WA *
Sun April 8th || Squeak & Squawk Music || Tacoma, WA *
Mon April 9th || Mississippi Studios || Portland, OR *
Wed April 11th || Rickshaw Stop || San Francisco, CA *
Fri April 13th || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA
* with Oberhofer

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Oberhofer -- 2012 Tour Dates
* with Pond
3/21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY *
3/22 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA *
3/23 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC *
3/24 - Cafe Dekcuf - Ottawa, ON *
3/25 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON *
3/27 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL *
3/28 - Taylor University Student Union - Upland, IN *
3/29 - Mission Creek Festival - Iowa City, IA
3/30 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI *
3/31 - Maintenance Shop - Ames, IA *
4/02 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN *
4/04 - A Club - Spokane, WA *
4/05 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA *
4/06 - The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC *
4/07 - Jinx Arts Space - Bellingham, WA *
4/08 - Squeak & Squeak Music Festival - Tacoma, WA
4/09 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR *
4/11 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA *
4/15 - Coachella - Indio, CA
4/22 - Coachella - Indio, CA
4/25 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
4/26 - Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
4/27 - The Luminary Center for the Arts - St. Louis, MO
4/28 - MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
4/29 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
4/30 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
5/01 - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA
* with Pond

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Comments (17)

This is NOT Pond.

Jeez, I know times are tough, but come on Sub Pop - get a lawyer on this, already. It's f'in disrespectful.

Posted by Mark | March 21, 2012 1:58 PM

they were awesome!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:04 PM

Yes, wrong Pond.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:09 PM

BV nailed it when they said Pond killed it.

... yes, wrong Pond. Big letdown.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:16 PM

Enough with these bands "killing it"

Most of these bands wouldn't even get charged with assault and battery...

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:46 PM

I agree that Pond was great down at SXSW. Certainly a highlight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 2:50 PM

Is Frohawk a roadie for pond?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 3:09 PM

SEEING THEM TONIGHT WITH OBERHOFER ! <3 OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGOGGOGOGOGOGOMGOMGOMG

c:

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 3:27 PM

Devastated when I found out this was not the original Pond.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 4:47 PM

Time for a new band called the Beatles, the old guys haven't used the name in awhile.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 4:48 PM

YANND

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 5:50 PM

I guess we're running out of band names. First those two shmucks decided to name their band "Cults" when there already is a band named The Cult. And now Pond.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 6:27 PM

Yo Pond killed it last night son! ===>••• squirt

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 10:48 PM

"I caught Pond once in Austin, at our own show at Hotel Vegan, and it was one of the most memorable ... as the band rocked the intimate and packed Volstead space on Saturday afternoon."

Reviewing your own shows is embarrassing. Will LiveNation start reviewing their own shows next ? "Kelly Clarkson was the most memorable..."

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012 10:53 PM

I caught their last 3 shows at sxsw. Definetely my highlight of sxsw. only let down is pond/tame impala will be at bonnaroo this summer after talking to paisley. but on the other hand, the new tame impala album is done!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 9:02 AM

^^excuse me on the above comment. Damn auto text. But pond/tame impala will NOT be at bonnaroo this summer after talkin to paisley after every show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 9:04 AM

Devastated when I found out this was not the original Pond .

Posted by Myegy | March 29, 2012 10:17 AM

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