Posted in music | pictures on September 27, 2012

photos by Adela Loconte

Afghan Whigs / Jose Gonzalez / The Dirtbombs @ ATP NY 9/22/2012
The Afghan Whigs
Jose Gonzalez
The Dirtbombs

...Outside, The Dirtbombs continue the revivalist flavour with a polished set of neo-garage rock, although sadly they don't tackle any of the techno tracks they covered on their most recent album Party Store -- we'd rather like to have seen a live guitar version of 'Strings of Life'. After their raucous set, The Antlers' downbeat sounds aren't exactly what TheVine is in the market for, and we decide that this is a fine moment to sample what the Venezuelan arepas truck has to offer for dinner.

Chavez were supposed to be playing next, but they've cancelled for reasons unclear and been replaced by, um, JEFF The Brotherhood, which isn't so much bait-and-switch as bait-and-whack-over-the-head-with-a-sledgehammer-then-run-away-laughing. Ugh. Happily, Mark Lanegan is on hand inside to rescue proceedings. His set is heavy on material from Blues Funeral, with only 'Hit the City' and a storming 'Methamphetamine Blues' (featuring a guest appearance from Greg Dulli) representing his earlier records, but even though we're not huge fans of the hard rock sounds of his latest LP, he's still great -- after all, with a voice like his, Lanegan could sing the phone book and still sound arrestingly good.

José Gonzalez? Well, you know what you're going to get -- quiet acoustic music and a couple of studiously offbeat cover versions. Quite why he's headlining the second stage tonight is unclear -- he hasn't released an album in five years, for Chrissakes -- and while his set is perfectly competent, it's not exactly inspiring. The same, sadly, can be said about The Afghan Whigs, although in fairness I've never been counted amongst their fanbase and thus is perhaps not best placed to judge the merits of their 90-minute headline set this evening. So we'll just say that it wasn't for us, but that the band's hardcore fans -- of which many, many are here -- seem to lap their set up with glee. [The Vine]

We've already posted pics from Friday and Sunday (here and here) of the first-ever ATP NYC -- which happened last weekend on Pier 36 on the East Side of Manhattan -- and here are a few from its chunky Saturday midsection, which saw sets from The Dirtbombs, JEFF the Brotherhood, former Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan, Jose Gonzalez, The Roots, and the fest's curators, Afghan Whigs, to name a few.

Afghan Whigs will return to NYC for shows at Terminal 5 on October 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 6. The T5 show is sold out but tickets for the MHOW show are available.

More pictures below...

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Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

The Dirtbombs

The Dirtbombs

The Dirtbombs

The Dirtbombs

The Dirtbombs

The Dirtbombs

Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood

Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan Band

Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez


The Roots

The Roots

The Roots

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Comments (25)

nerd convention

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 11:00 AM

the third picture is clearly the Dirty Three, not the Dirtbombs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 11:10 AM

the irony of the Dirtbombs/Dirty Three confusion is Warren Ellis is not the Warren Ellis that the Dirtbombs think about. NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDS.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 11:29 AM

Pier 36 was on the EAST SIDE of Manhattan last I checked!!! Some major errors in the reporting here!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 11:41 AM

the full review on the Vine site aint too shabby. Overall I had a blast at ATP this year. With the clusterfuck of problems beforehand, it ended up just being fine...and a real fun time

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 11:46 AM

11:29 - only a nerd would make a joke about a comic book writer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:04 PM

Only nerds accuse others of being nerds. Normal people just let the river flow, baby. So, nerds accusing others of being nerds, think it's time for you to move out of mommy's basement in Schaumberg, IL and get a life emkay?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:28 PM

12:28 - and only a transplant from the midwest would pick someplace as specific as Schaumberg IL.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:42 PM

12:28 = definite nerd

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:43 PM

12:42 yet you knew it
= total transplant nerd

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:57 PM

12:42 = 12:43 = you got called out, nerd. you want to keep this up we can go all day, but by the end of the day you are going to feel like your mail has been read in public and a little sobby for mommy to bring you your PBJ with the crusts cut off (just like she knows you like them) so choice is yours. you fuck with me, i'll eviscerate you hipster transplant nerd.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:58 PM

^Like I said, nerd

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:08 PM

^ called out nerd, like I said. We can keep going nerd, whatever you like.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:14 PM

Prove that you are not a nerd, 1:08. Until you prove otherwise, you are clearly a nerd.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:15 PM

Not sure why anyone would ever mention schaumburg unless you're from there or a similar chicago suburb, as no one outside of the area would have any clue what you're talking about. IL to NYC transplant, pretty obvious.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:31 PM

You're both douchebags, though.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:32 PM

Except you do 1:31, Chicago nerd

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:39 PM

Get a room.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:40 PM

Only nerds and douche bags comment on this si-

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 4:36 PM

BING BONG!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 4:41 PM

Do nerds like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 5:00 PM

the nerdy three

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2012 12:31 AM

Watching Marcy Mays sing 'My Curse' was one of the best concert moments I've ever seen.

Posted by HalfChemical | October 1, 2012 4:30 PM

Hope they come back around for a non-festival show. The Church of St Paul the Apostle show a year or 2 ago was phenomenal.

Posted by Games 2013 | November 25, 2012 4:47 AM

Chris is still amazing to this day.

Posted by mike | July 15, 2013 1:58 PM

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