Posted in music | pictures on December 19, 2012

photos by Joe McCabe

The Polyphonic Spree at Webster Hall - 12/15/12
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For the show the Spree performed two sets: a Christmas spectacular and a regular rock set. But of course this wasn't a solemn Christmas affair. Not a bit of that. Featuring Christmas songs old and new (A Nightmare Before Christmas's "Town Meeting Song" was sung) the set included confetti, balloons, Santa, a snowman, and more rocking the yuletide spirit. And of course there was the large band all dressed up in festive versions of their usual chorus dresses. The only band member in pants was lead singer Tim DeLaughter (his dress came out in the second set) who exuded a wonderful demented Christmas Willy Wonka vibe--especially when he invited the children in the audience up on stage. It was all very silly, and by the time "Feliz Navidad" it was hard not to bounce around, high on the holidays, and forget the latest horrible news [Gothamist]
The Polyphonic Spree brought their Holiday Extravaganza! Tour to NYC for a show at Webster Hall last Saturday (12/15). As mentioned in the above review, the show included a set of Christmas songs, in addition to a set of Polyphonic Spree songs, which included their cover of Nirvana's old chesnut, "Lithium."

More pictures and a video from the show, below...

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The Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza at Webster Hall - 12/15/12

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Comments (17)

what an annoying bunch of subhumans.

gas the entire crowd too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 1:09 AM

dope crowd

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 8:48 AM

Poor mans Wayne Cohen!
Also, is Birdstuff still drumming for them?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 9:45 AM

Wayne Cohen? Leonards younger brother? also 8:48 don't waste your time..dope crowd won't catch on

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 10:03 AM

"Gas the crowd" @1:09 !! Coolest comment ever, especially for a show occurring last Friday!! You've got your finger right on the pulse, it's clear. WTG.

Look, I'm no kid lover, but if these guys can indoctrinate the young into rock n roll, I see no reason why families, as annoying as they might be to some, can't be allowed their holiday fun. (But I'm assuming @1:09 hates to see kids having good times with their dads. Also anyone over 40 at ANY rock show -- eww! Gas them too!)

You've gotta hand it to a dude who takes a band of 20 on the road and pulls it off, even if the tunes suck. Never heard the music, but who cares? On second thought, might be best if they kept their good vibes to themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 10:13 AM

I got a cd signed by the Polyphonic Spree...all 22 of them. It looks preety crazy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 10:15 AM

I got a cd signed, great job

Posted by evan picone dresses | December 20, 2012 10:39 AM

Wonderful pictures i really like looking at them and great music

Posted by movie 6 | December 20, 2012 10:44 AM

dope crowd

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 12:30 PM

With the recent shooting sprees this band is so insensitive not to change their name.

Posted by P.C. | December 20, 2012 12:45 PM

10:39...re read...signed by 22 member band..this isn't like gettig a cd signed by grimes!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 12:46 PM

Spree's loved them and sweet tarts as a kid...hard to find spree's anymore!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 1:00 PM

wait, is there any question about whether or not this crowd's dope? aside from the gasser?

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 4:32 PM

the only dopes are 4:32, 12:30 and 8:48

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2012 9:01 AM

Please, no name-calling in this forum.

Use dope as an adjective ONLY, and ONLY if you're a young privileged white person who feels licensed to use poor inner-city or rap vernacular.

Always great when young privileged white people say "dope" (for "cool"), "i haven't seen you in a minute" (for "a while"), "he's buggin'" (for "he's acting crazy"), etc. It shows that they're really down! And not actually from the suburbs!

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2012 10:50 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

that spectacular show!

Posted by Auto Manutenção | May 21, 2013 10:55 PM

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