Posted in music | pictures on December 19, 2012

photos by Andrew St. Clair; words by Bill Pearis

APTBS @ DBA, 12/15/2012
A Place to Bury Strangers

Long-running Williamsburg DIY venue Death by Audio threw a very fun holiday party on Saturday (12/15), headlined by A Place to Bury Strangers whose frontman Oliver Ackerman runs the Death by Audio effects pedals shop that's in the same building at the club. APTBS had the most gear I've ever seen on DbA's stage, complete with two projectors that enveloped the club in psychedelic visuals which, along with the sheer volume the band is known for, made for some serious sensory overload.

The rest of the night featured other bands in the DbA family. The Immaculates cranked out the garage soul and flung gifts into the audience. They did their seasonal single from last year, "New York is Mine for the Holidays," as well. Jay Heiselmann, who sings for The Immaculates, also now plays in the radically-revamped line-up of Grooms who also played the DbA party. We got a few songs from Grooms' third album which will be out sometime in the first half of 2013. Shoegaze/noise trio The Dreebs opened the show.

With Santa hats given out at the door it was a festive night all around. More pics from the DbA holiday party below...

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The Dreebs

The Dreebs

The Dreebs

The Dreebs

Grooms

Grooms

Grooms

Grooms

Grooms

Grooms

Grooms

The Immaculates

The Immaculates

The Immaculates

The Immaculates

The Immaculates

The Immaculates

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

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Comments (6)

Dreebs sucked ass... You might as well flush your toilets in front of a microphone...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 5:01 PM

with the blurriness of the first image, the dude looks like nicolas cage

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 10:31 AM

This show was amazing! I got there early on accident but were amazing. Grooms were better than we (as a group!) all remember them. Immaculates were really high energy and very suave! Yes...suave! Those guys are really upbeat and have really catchy fun songs. APTBS...you were the best! Very glad u didn't promote this show bc it was awesome to see you at home but also.,there was room to dance...and dance we did!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2012 6:37 AM

with the blurriness of the first image, the dude looks like nicolas cage

Posted by Blogger | December 25, 2012 6:22 AM

Thanks for your great contribution to society 1:06...figuring out a way to sneak hate speech through BV's filter. You can die a happy man now.

Posted by Google Chrome 2013 | March 31, 2013 9:45 AM

Santa forgot about me this year

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 6:18 PM

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