Posted in music | pictures on March 14, 2013

Photos by Greg Cristman; words by Andrew Sacher

Iggy & The Stooges @ Mohawk, 3/13/2013

In addition to the thousands (millions?) of newer, buzzy, hyped bands at SXSW, there's always a few treats from some legends too. This year, one of those legends was Iggy and the Stooges, who are working on a new album this year. They played a House of Vans show at Mohawk last night (3/13), taking the stage after a killer set by Japandroids. Following some introductory music over the PA that sounded like it could score 300 or something, the members of The Stooges (Scott Asheton, Toby Dammit, James Williamson, and Mike Watt) took to their positions and then finally a shirtless Iggy Pop ran to the front of the stage as the audience howled in excitement.

I wasn't born yet when The Stooges made their first run as a band, but from the videos I've seen and the stories I've heard, Iggy was always a maniac on stage and he's still got it. He never stopped running around, yelling his vocals, and giving "fuck"-filled speeches between songs. They played a bunch of their old tunes ("Raw Power," "Gimme Danger," "I Wanna Be Your Dog") and also used the time to sample parts of their new record. Obviously the classics are what got everyone going, but those new tracks (like "Burn," which you can stream below) are pretty vitalized for a band this late in their career.

More pictures of the mayhem that was Iggy and the Stooges at Mohawk below...

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Comments (36)

IGGGGGYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 7:02 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/iggyandthestooges/themohawk/3.jpg

did this guy mess up and think he was showing up for a moody blues or 3 dog night reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 7:08 PM

Higgs Boson. Yeah right.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 7:11 PM

Cmon writer of this post. I know you were not alive but a little research goes a long way. That is not Scott "Rock Action" Ashton drumming last night. Scott does not play live with them anymore really. Just recording. The drummer is Toby Dammit(Larry Mullins) who as played and recorded with Iggy, Swans and a whole host of others.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 7:29 PM

^pardon my typing. Asheton

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 7:30 PM

set list?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 8:13 PM

WHOAH!!!!! YES! IGGY IS THE BEST!!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 8:38 PM

I typed Mohawk NYC into a Google search, but no such venue popped up for any New York listings. Strange...

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 9:27 PM

"I typed Mohawk NYC into a Google search, but no such venue popped up for any New York listings. Strange..."

It's not in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 9:31 PM

Vans paid iggy and company $47k to play this gig. Then Vans paid 2.2k for BV to run this item.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 9:51 PM

Why does he have to torture the audience does this man not own a shirt ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 10:07 PM

He thinks he's still got a smokin hot bod. Crazy ol coot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 10:11 PM

"He thinks he's still got a smokin hot bod. Crazy ol coot."

^ said the guy who will most likely be sitting in a wheelchair wearing a diaper when he's 65.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 10:24 PM

Every Hipster Trick there would suck the chrome off his dick. Don't hate cause you're jealous the old man took your girl home.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 11:01 PM

Hello, I try Google search, but no such venue popped up for any New York listings.
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Posted by elisa kit | March 14, 2013 11:03 PM

Where is Mohawk venue?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 11:56 PM

how come he never plays churchills in his hometown?

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2013 11:59 PM

duh, the mohawk is right next to great gildersleeves

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 1:26 AM

Boring old dad rock.

Posted by FoxyGeneWilder | March 15, 2013 6:47 AM

Elisa Kit (11:03 PM) really wants to track old Iggy down for some protein expression, it seems. Get in line, honey.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 6:59 AM

Ron Asheton really kept this reunion in line...then he croaked and Iggy went back to being an off the wall egomaniac.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 9:10 AM

this guy is better live than any of your tuba playing hipster shit bands
so stop hating and go troll somewhere else

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 9:32 AM

I remember that Little Stephen Underground Garage thing a few years ago. Iggy fucking brought it and eclipsed the entire rest of the day, which had some pretty excellent moments otherwise. Stooges are the real deal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 9:57 AM

Man does Watt look like shit

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 9:59 AM

all of them look like shit and are all washed up. PASS

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 10:52 AM

6:47- You are trolling, I assume?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:50 AM

9:59
just imagine how the little fey lady boys in fun, trst or strfkr will look in 3 years let alone 30. ponce.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 12:43 PM

did they play summer of '69?

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 1:59 PM

Dues paid LONG ago, even if he's sort of a self parody now. But for almost 66, he puts most 23 year olds to shame. Without Scott Asheton, no more original Stooges but him in band. And don't knock Watt. He has been genuine since day 1, 30+ years ago.

Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:55 PM

anybody got a set list.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 8:40 PM

"Scott does not play live with them anymore really. Just recording. The drummer is Toby Dammit(Larry Mullins) who as played and recorded with Iggy, Swans and a whole host of others."

My mistake, fixed. thanks!

Posted by andrewsacher | March 16, 2013 11:04 AM

Doesn't Larry Mullins also play in U2?

Posted by Regular reader | March 17, 2013 10:31 AM

Geeze folks...try a little honest research.

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Posted by SC | July 1, 2013 10:06 PM

More pictures of the mayhem that was Iggy and the Stooges at Mohawk below...

Posted by Gateway 3DS | March 26, 2014 2:18 AM

Raw Power is my fav. Stooges album, but Fun House is a very, very close second.

Posted by Keish | September 22, 2014 4:25 PM

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