Posted in music | pictures on December 10, 2012

photos by Ebru Yildiz

Neil Michael Hagerty @ Saint Vitus, 12/8/2012
Neil Michael Hagerty

In the continuing confounding genius of the Royal Trux legacy, Neil Michael Hagerty assembled the cast of the 1988 Royal Trux lineup - literally a cast, other people he's met recently that resembled the 1988 lineup, to perform their notoriously difficult and drugged out album... Twin Infinitives.... the show was actually the antithesis of a reunion on purpose - not only were the other members not there, but the twin infinitives material was hardly even played live 20 years ago... (and they did a pretty damn good job...)

neil even announced the title of each song before they played it, and counted off the end of each one - "ONE TWO THREE FOUR" - in as close recreations of what these mini-disaster songs could sound like live. No surprises, but that's the point. and also very uncharacteristic for a guy who's known to frequently play only brand new material live and has continously said in interviews that he'll never reunite the original trux lineup. -[Gary Canino]

Neil Michael Hagerty performed Royal Trux's Twin Infinitives at Saint Vitus on Saturday (12/8), a rare, one-off showcasing of the 1992 LP. Pictures from the show are below (though none of supporting band Pigeons).

Meanwhile Jennifer Herrema (also ex of Royal Trux, but not part of this show) participated in a store window installation called She's Crafty at New Museum which ended on Friday. Herrera's current band Black Bananas is slated to play Austin Psych Fest in 2013.

More pictures from Saint Vitus are below.

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Comments (24)

That was an experience

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 1:44 PM

hard to believe he pulled it off live, but he did.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 1:49 PM

this was easily one of the best shows i've seen all year and i've seen a lot. hagerty is brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:01 PM

^ Idiots

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:03 PM

legend

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:04 PM

"^Idiots" and they weren't there

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:06 PM

I was there, and while 'idiots' is really profound, do you have a point?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 2:09 PM

This was a room clearing disaster.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:00 PM

Room was packed all night actually

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:07 PM

Ouch...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:08 PM

yeah 4:00 is full of it. Show was sold out and remained packed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:23 PM

Twin Infinitives came out in, what, 1990? It certainly wasn't 1992.

Posted by Regular reader | December 10, 2012 5:56 PM

^Yeah, December 1990

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 6:12 PM

She's no Jen but I'd sure like to hit that chick he had with him

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 6:46 PM

This show will go down in history. Magic Band-level musicianship and dedication. The band was pulsating intelligence.

Posted by Concerned Citizen | December 10, 2012 7:18 PM

Total shit. Glad I stayed in the front room. The drunks singing karaoke after were better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 7:31 PM

One night only. You all missed out

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2012 8:43 PM

I never heard about this brand before,but I know now.Thanks.

Posted by ice cube machine | December 11, 2012 4:32 AM

No, it wasn't "Neil Hagerty peformed...Twin Infinitives." It was Neil Hagerty and a group of excellent musicians in their own right. There are pictures of them, but no credits. Now that the blogs are the music press, we get even less in the way of reportage!

Can we have one article on Hagerty without the Jennifer H. mention? I mean those two have (presumably) separate lives, and have been apart for how long?

Posted by Vin Veep | December 11, 2012 12:39 PM

"yeah 4:00 is full of it. Show was sold out and remained packed."

OOH selling out St. Vitus. Now there's some kind of achievement.


"This show will go down in history. Magic Band-level musicianship and dedication. The band was pulsating intelligence."

I am praying you are a troll cause if serious then you have to be one of the more stupid people roaming this planet

"One night only. You all missed out"

And dummy #2 chimes in to join his buddy above.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 12:49 PM

"There are pictures of them, but no credits."

can YOU find their names online? oh that's because they ARENT anywhere! these are random, low-key people that hagerty found, and he doesn't name them in any interviews i've read.

"Can we have one article on Hagerty without the Jennifer H. mention?"

they were performing a ROYAL TRUX album, a band that PROMINENTLY (1/2 of the band)featured jennifer H. how can her absence NOT be mentioned? no one is even gossiping here, neil and jennifer are clearly on good terms with one another so take your stupid negativity OUTTA here punk!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 5:05 PM

Any video of this? I really love that album and am a bit gutted I missed the show. While I'm asking questions, does anyone have 'What is Royal Trux?' on VHS?

Posted by Chris | January 20, 2013 2:58 PM

^hate to say it, but if so, its for the best-they sounded roughly 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than when they were last in ny.

Posted by soft | February 9, 2013 10:58 PM

I really wanted to see this show.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 1, 2013 4:32 PM

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