Posted in music | pictures on June 18, 2012

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Mogwai @ Webster Hall -- 6/14/2012
Mogwai

"There was an amazing quote from Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters of Mercy who said, "The best thing about never being cool is that you're never that uncool." No, I'd rather we go on with our music and people who like it, listen to it and the thought that people turn out because it's in some way relevant or trendy, is kind of depressin.' I'd rather people just, like, came and heard the music because they like it or because it kinda had some sort of emotional connection to them. I also think that when, say, like ten years ago or whenever it was, when lots of instrumental music was really trendy, people were sick of it! It got to the point where we'd bring our record and some people would be like "Oh, no. Not another one of these records!" It was like "Really?" But it's gotten to the comical point now where like I'll meet people in bands making completely different kinds of music and they'll be like "I used to be in a band that sounded like you." I'm like "Oh, god." [laughs]" [Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai]
You already saw a set of pictures from the 6/15 show at Webster Hall, though without opener Balam Acab. Here's a set from the first of two Mogwai shows at the NYC venue, opener and Mogwai setlist included. They continue below...

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Comments (13)

^^^^^^
You Shut up!

How was this show? Any one go?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:23 PM

In all seriousness it was great.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:36 PM

amazing show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 11:41 PM

Completely right on & hilarious what he's talking about in the quote from Andrew Eldritch & what Stuart has to say about people approaching him on instrumental music.
Concerning that there was film esque instrumental music also before God Speed in that world of underground music like Labradford. Someone like Explosions in the Sky are pretty late to that sound.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:52 AM

nice :D

Posted by steroizi | June 19, 2012 5:26 AM

I went on Friday night and was blown away. I thought it was just as amazing as the MHOW show several years ago. And it was definitely just as loud as it was in past years. Mogwai turns it past 11

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 7:45 AM

absolutely amazing show loved it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 8:22 AM

Why is Ryan Dunn staring at me half way down the home page?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:01 AM

At the risk of being redundant...awesome show, blown away.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:20 AM

amazing show (friday). i fucking love this band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:23 AM

did anyone witness the notorious puking incident towards the stage on the left side? pretty hilarious. there was a gaping hole in the crowd until webster staff came to clean it up.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:57 AM

Who was that guy checking email on his laptop right before Mogwai. I think his name was Captain Ahab? What was that all about.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:13 AM

freaking awesome.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 8:04 PM

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