Posted in music | pictures on March 2, 2013

photos by Bruno Simões; words by Bill Pearis

TPOBPAH @ Indie Pop Prom @ 285 Kent
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

My prom didn't have a band, just a DJ who was our electrical engineering teacher, Mr. Sark. (His DJ name was Sark After Dark.) But it was always a fantasy to have a cool band play it. (I did once attend a wedding with a Smiths cover band.) And while it wasn't an actual prom, some people's fantasies probably came true Thursday night with the Indie Pop Prom at 285 Kent where The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Swearin', Waxahatchee, Potty Mouth, and Weed Hounds dressed up fancy, rocked out and then maybe took a limo through Times Square while dancing through the car's sunroof. The show doubled as Maria Sherman's Birthday Bash (happy birthday Maria!), and Frankie Rose and Shirley Braha (Weird Vibes) were the DJs.

Like my senior prom, I didn't actually go to Indie Prom either, but maybe you did? It seemed like a good time from what I gathered on Twitter and Instagram. Did they have a photo area on the way in? Anyone spike the punch?

We only have pictures from TPOBPAH's headlining set, unfortunately, but you can check out more of them below...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

via @kipberman
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Comments (44)

who the fuck is maria sherman?
why should we care?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 6:54 PM

omgs love maria sherman. most relevantest indie pop prom princess ever! best news since merchandise got a drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 7:21 PM

The Pains Of Having Barret's Esophagus

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 7:56 PM

Serious LOL @ 7:56

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 8:42 PM

Can BV put up a post by someone who was actually there?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 9:17 PM

Hi im maria sherman and im friends with cool bands therefore you should care

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 10:00 PM

stfu if u arent brunching w/ the coolest bands in bushwick then fuck off. pains FTW.

Posted by maria sherman | March 2, 2013 10:46 PM

Merchandise sucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 12:40 AM

cool bands brunch together...they cant stand to see anyone else slurping runny eggs

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 2:16 AM

Did somebody say, "brunch"?

Posted by sunday times style magazine | March 3, 2013 2:33 AM

swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin swearin

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 3:00 AM

rectal pains from inserting purity ring

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 3:04 AM

gaaaahhhhhhhhh. HWUUUUUUUUUUUh>>>>>>!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 5:30 AM

It's the Hipster Hop!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 7:43 AM

I heard Maria Sherman let Bill finger her at the prom after party at the La Quinta Inn. He was letting his friends sniff his hand later. Sigh. Boys!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 9:05 AM

people still care about this band?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 9:27 AM

Twee as fuck right there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 11:05 AM

isn't it a conflict of interest for a journalist to write about the same bands she organizes shows for? oh wait, it's 2013...

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 12:00 PM

Maria Sherman blows

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 12:04 PM

this was a great bill so fuck y'allz old fuckers.


Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 1:08 PM

Sark After Dark is a great DJ name

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 1:18 PM

maria Sherman you corrupt fuck...

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 1:26 PM

Cutty Sark after dark is much more appealing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 1:29 PM

it would be so awesome to see pics of maria sherman at her real prom a few years ago... before she was alt, relevant and a groupie for every p4k endorsed band

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 1:49 PM

what's wrong, you guys can't all afford to live in brooklyn and get a BA from NYU while choosing "Glorified Tweeter" as a career path?

Posted by The Cast of HBO's "Girls" | March 3, 2013 2:38 PM

the pains of being maria sherman: having brunch with buzzbands at overpriced bistros off the bedford stop, asking daddy for money, buying dirty clothes at beacon's closet and hyping my "friends" bands and sharing their indie cred/buzz money

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 3:58 PM

i P o d s

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:14 PM

This while scene is getting so incestous that the resulting kids will be a mix of jabba the hut and shrek

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:37 PM

The pains rule, though

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:41 PM

^would enjoy nickelback if pitchfork gave it BNM

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:46 PM

the pains of being heart not only have the WORST NAME EVER, they make some of the fucking worst music

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:49 PM

great lineup: Swearin & Waxahatchee were phenomenal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 4:52 PM

Msherman is looking for some reassurance in this cruel indie world. Ppl only care bout u bc u write for cool publications and they want to get there through u, it's not really about u, if u didn't write for them no one would care. Don't mix your social life and professional life, you lose credibility

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 5:25 PM

Same for that Rambo dude, what a douche

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 5:26 PM

I heard Rambo got fired from 285.... Oops
That's what u get 4 being a low life scum blood sucking buzz seeker

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 5:27 PM

sherman and the pelly twins fall in the same category, ammirite?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 6:08 PM

how were Weed Hounds?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 6:41 PM

they were great! love their new album, Eating Brunch to Make Music to Eat Brunch to

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 7:31 PM

"the pains of being heart not only have the WORST NAME EVER, they make some of the fucking worst music"

Oh, how soon we have forgotten Friends ...
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/04/friends_opened.html

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2013 8:17 PM

Slutever and Bleeding Rainbow are both WAY worse!

Posted by Hater | March 3, 2013 10:27 PM

go feebly into yost wunder skeye

Posted by klooscht | March 4, 2013 4:20 AM

ric /rambo? that hasn't been a thing in about 2 years

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2013 3:41 PM

Heard like one or two things from you all and immediately pre-ordered the album. Keep pushing boundaries!

Posted by Dykstra | September 21, 2014 8:54 AM

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