Posted in music | pictures on February 18, 2013

photos by Guy Eppel

The Maccabees @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/14/2013
The Maccabees

While they never quite got the attention in America that their mid-'00s contemporaries Bloc Party or Arctic Monkeys did, The Maccabees have remained popular in the UK and pulled in enough expats and Anglophiles for two NYC shows last week (2/14 at Bowery Ballroom, 2/16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg), as part of a North American tour with openers Reputante. Did you check out one of the shows? What did you think? Pics from the Valentine's Day show are in this post.

Speaking of Reputante, their jaunt with The Maccabees was the first American tour for the Brooklyn band. The group just released an "unofficial" video for their song "Safe & Sound" which makes good use of clips from Sarah Polley's 2012 film "Take This Waltz" starring Michelle Williams. You can check that out below.

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Reputante - Safe and Sound

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Comments (6)

Lemme guess ... The Maccabees really lit the place up? 8 hot encores? Couldn't shut the power down?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 7:45 PM

Bummer that I missed this show but sorry Maccabees, I have a new rock UK obsession...The Virginmarys. Please tell me that other people have heard their music!

Posted by Emily G | February 18, 2013 10:25 PM

does the singe r of Reuptante have a thing for Julian casablancas? he was doing his "moves" the whole show, was pretty funny

and that guitar player looked like Tony Danza but with a bigger nose - funnny!

Posted by Cemente De Clarin | February 18, 2013 10:53 PM

Julian? I thought that dude was great and had his own thing.

Posted by Reggie | February 19, 2013 12:23 AM

They deserve to get a lot more attention.

Posted by mike | June 21, 2013 8:08 PM

I could listen to this album everyday for the rest of my life and still love it as I did the first time I listened to it. I love The Maccabees so much.

Posted by Binkley | September 17, 2014 2:26 PM

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