Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on March 4, 2013

photos by Jonathon Bernstein

UMO/Foxygen @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/28/2013
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There must be something about having the word Foxy in the name of your band (see Foxy Shazam) that has a requirement of the lead singer acting completely nuts on stage. The 5 piece indie rock band from Agoura Hills (shout out to my Cali peeps) played for just about an hour and their music has elements of folk, alternative and lots of psychedelia! Lead singer Sam France walked out on stage with a pimp jacket and Indiana Jones type stetson hat (which you can see a clearer picture of after the jump) and danced/freaked out all over the stage as distorted vocals came pouring out through his mic...

... It appeared that the crowd was there to see Foxygen based on the reaction to their music, but everyone stayed and loved UMO equally as much. They performed largely in the dark, though back lit by those candles that have little battery operated flames in them. - [According2G]

Uknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen's tour with Wampire hit NYC this past Thursday (2/28) with a very sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom and pictures from that show are in this post. It will be much easier to get into UMO next NYC show which is a free one at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport on June 28. It's the first announced show of this year's Seaport Music Festival, which we are happy to see returning after the devestation Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the area. No openers announced yet, so stay tuned.

Foxygen hightailed it from Bowery immediately after their set to play a last-minute, late-night show at Pianos.

In related news, for those heading to Austin for SXSW Interactive or Film (or showing up early for the music portion), Seaport Music Fest, Panache Booking and Hot Burrito are putting on Bruise Cruise show on Lady Bird Lake with Milk Music, Fat Tony, The Blind Shake and Outer Minds. Details are here and the flyer is below...

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Comments (12)

capes and ponchos in?

scarves out?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:11 PM

Yo FOXYGEN! MGMT called, they want their sound back.

Posted by MGMT | March 4, 2013 12:18 PM

Nice Seaport show, maybe portends a better lineup than the past year or so.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:25 PM

is that a sears poncho or a mexican poncho. hmm, go figure.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:33 PM

I think Foxygen rip off psych era Stones and Kinks as much, or more than they ripoff MGMT.

And much like MGMT, they are much better on record than they are live

I still love the album though

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:40 PM

The night of poorly dressed people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:58 PM

This looks like a guidebook of what to wear if you want to get mugged.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 1:24 PM

god foxygen was so horrible. that lead singer is a total moron.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 2:16 PM

WOW!!!!!!! To say i enjoyed the Foxygen set would be an understatement. They basically make every other 'psychadelic' or 'experimental' or even 'punk' band look like a bunch of pussies who are terrified and completely full of shit. This is the band of 2013 and beyond. And if you don't them i don't give a fuck and neither do they. I left two songs into UMO, maybe it was good, maybe not i dunno, but i wasn't feelin it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 4:26 PM

Foxygen destroyed at Piano's.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 4:33 PM

foxygen are completely unafraid to do a pretty good job of sounding exactly like the late-60s rolling stones. any other band that is even remotely afraid to perform a pleasantly faithful approximation of the rolling stones is a bunch of pussies.

appropriation without innovation is the new creativity. it's like a musical time machine, but with less heroin and marginally better personal hygiene.

Posted by naspax | March 4, 2013 7:37 PM

Perfect. Cannot stop listening to it. :x

Posted by Quoc | September 21, 2014 9:01 AM

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