Posted in music | pictures on December 7, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Cleanup in Aisle 6: Real Estate @ Crest Hardware, 12/7/2012
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Despite a cold and rainy Metropolitan Ave greeting their fans, Real Estate's warm vibes took the damp chill off the evening, playing amongst socket wrenches, cans of paint and copper tubing this afternoon (12/7) at Williamsburg institution Crest Hardware. The show was part of the RCRDLBL's "Normal Crashing Tour" that puts bands in unusual places in cities across the country. Unusual places... you know, like the houseplant aisle at a hardware store.

The line was seemingly at capacity by the time I walked up at 5PM, and doors opened around 5:45 with the band taking to the stage slightly before 6PM. The vestibule of the store was packed to the gills, but the mellow mood of Real Estate's reverb-y jams made the oddity of a band in a home improvement store seem semi-normal. (Mind you this is a hardware store that has yearly popular art show). The band's sound is sunny, relaxing and comforting. The kind of jams that make you forget about the dreary downpour going down on a evening like tonight, and remind you to get a new set of keys made.

More pictures from Real Estate's Crest Hardware show are below.

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Comments (15)

I should have gone just so I could throw hammers at them..

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 8:25 PM

So the audience was 100% jobless hipsters?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 8:42 PM

was a rad show, wait wasn't too bad

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 8:43 PM

bought some painters tape there once, fine establishment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 8:57 PM

how was the sound in there?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 9:13 PM

Not Nor Mal? Can you spell Gen Eric?

Feelies wannabes

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 10:04 PM

No close-up shots?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 12:08 AM

Farted in that store once.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 12:36 AM

so indie.

Posted by d | December 8, 2012 1:34 AM

counting six women in the crowd shot. hardware is just... so bro-dominated, right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2012 12:16 PM

these dudes really look like they can take a punch....

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2012 4:35 PM

"So the audience was 100% jobless hipsters?"

yeah cos most ppl work friday nights

uhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2012 4:56 PM

I like real estate, though two of them do look like hipster Clark Kents

Posted by rich | December 10, 2012 5:56 AM

clark kent meets egon shot with a bird watching camera.

Posted by Real Estate | January 3, 2013 3:12 PM

close up shots are over rated.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 1, 2013 4:41 PM

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