Posted in music | pictures on February 18, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Vivian Girls/Widowspeak/Eternal Summers/Heliotropes @ MHOW
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Ladies were out in force at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night (2/15) for a free show sponsored by Converse featuring Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Eternal Summers and Heliotropes. I missed Heliotropes but got there about three songs into Eternal Summers' rocking set and the band sounded killer through the venue's soundsystem (definitely the most "pro" place I've seen them). Their set featured a lot of new songs, and the band are heading to Austin soon -- not for SXSW, but to record their next album with Guided by Voices' Doug Gillard producing. After that, Eternal Summers will hit the road with Presidents of the United States of America for a tour that hits NYC on April 15 at Irving Plaza (tickets).

Widowspeak, with their second album under their belts, sounded confident with Molly Hamilton's voice alluring as ever. The band will be touring around SXSW including a homecoming show at Knitting Factory on April 19 (tickets).

As for the headliners, while Cassie and Katy's other projects threaten to overshadow Vivian Girls, the show was a reminder of how fun they are and how many good songs they have. Though I will admit to mostly watching one particularly spirited fan who going bonkers up front stage left for the bulk of their set.

More pictures from Friday night's show below...

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Comments (29)

pretty sure I saw Cassie from the Viv Girls begging for change outside the venue..sad bro.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:31 AM

widowspeak: nyu's worst secret

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:36 AM

why did i just scroll this?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:37 AM

Is that the old VG drummer who got booted out of Best Coast?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:49 AM

Not one closeup of the twins? That's beat.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 12:14 PM

solid fun free show. thanks all involved.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 12:28 PM

viv girls were lowwwd. dug it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 12:57 PM

Do you think these girls bang audience members? Rock n' roll baby

Posted by Nathan from Wavves | February 18, 2013 12:58 PM

no Grimes?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 2:17 PM

And thus the BV/Converse advertising contract is fulfilled. 100% Share of Voice. Four IAB units and clickable background. Six days. Favorable event coverage. Good job bros. Let's all celebrate at Bennigans.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 3:38 PM

"Though I will admit to mostly watching one particularly spirited fan who going bonkers up front stage left for the bulk of their set."

Funny, my eyes were transfixed on Kickball Katy, but to each their own, brosef.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 4:09 PM

I was staring at Kickball Katy's girls the entire show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 4:19 PM

11:37(2) - A quote from your blog review:
"Finally, Vivian Girls took to the stage and rattled through one of the most fun sets I've ever seen"

Now I'm not trying to rag on you because you have every right to your opinion and you appear to be a genuine music fan...but dude...are you kidding?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 4:46 PM

KBK's titties son! What ahm talkin bout!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 5:21 PM

For real, guys. Kickball Katy has some of the fattest, most bomb-ass titties ever. Wanna drench her nips with my viscous cum, fuckerz.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 5:27 PM

KBK can SOMF any time

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 5:39 PM

I've seen all 4 bands, and it just escapes me what anyone sees in Eternal Summers. They are a bad shoegaze lounge act.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 5:40 PM

that was hands down the worst crowd response (or lack thereof) i've ever seen. vivian girls accordingly responded like they couldn't wait to get the hell out of that stage and mailed it in. i'm pretty sure the drummer mocked the crowd by saying we were so cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 6:34 PM

At least one of the chicks has big tits, otherwise it would have been a waste of time

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 7:47 PM

Agreed that the crowd response was super weak. Half the people had cleared out midway through Vivian Girls' set and most the people that remained weren't even nodding their heads. But that's what you get for playing free shows: a bunch of uninterested poseurs in attendance, not fans.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 12:28 PM

No, half of the people cleared out midway through VG's set because they were the weakest band on the bill.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 2:26 PM

Is KBK getting a little XL in the trunk? Is this the beginning of gravity catching up with our darling?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 2:52 PM

nice zet of hangers on that redheaded c o c k w h o r e

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2013 3:50 AM

how bad do you want to TF KBK's big t i t s? god, what a hot lil c o c k s l u t. thank god she has that set of hangers, as that's her only redeeming quality.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2013 10:36 PM

She's just beautiful. Omg.

Posted by mike | June 21, 2013 8:15 PM

R.I.P. </3 I hope all their solo projects are just as good.

Posted by Heffner | September 17, 2014 2:03 PM

perfect set of tits on this gagwhore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2014 1:51 AM

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