Posted in music on April 29, 2013

Iggy and the Stooges at Le Poisson Rouge (via @suziemay212)
Iggy

As mentioned in yesterday's (4/28) What's Going On? post, Iggy and the Stooges came to NYC for a tiny show at Le Poisson Rouge, which was being taped by Soundcheck and NPR. It streamed live, but if you missed it or just want to relive the experience, NPR is now hosting a video of the entire performance. Check it out HERE.

While in town, Iggy and crew will appear on The Colbert Report tonight. Iggy and the Stooges' new album, Ready to Die, is also streaming on NPR, and the lead track, "Burn," is streaming below.

In related news, Iggy Pop (like Wayne Coyne) is no stranger to commercials, but he recently made one where the product is actually him. Check that out below too.

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Iggy Pop Record Label Problems

Iggy and the Stooges - "Burn"

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Comments (50)

iggy mick and i shared the elixir of life at an illuminati brunch on sunday; it tasted phyto-rich.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 10:50 AM

Thanks for letting us know... buried in a What's Going On? post.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 10:51 AM

This I am sure was more interesting then the Stones small show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 11:04 AM

IGGGGGGYYYYY !!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 11:07 AM

great commercial.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 11:09 AM

A nation of half a billion meat-eating warmongers, with a nuclear arsenal, and yet none of you can DJ with a fraction of the brilliance that Nina Kraviz has.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 11:11 AM

Give it up and put your shirt back on

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 11:17 AM

damnit @1111 at least switch it up. there are some other great parts from that thing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 11:21 AM

'This I am sure was more interesting then the Stones small show.'

nah, don't think so. The Stooges have been doing nothing BUT small club shows for the last few years here in NYC.... Music Hall, Don Hills, LPR.... It's not that rare and nobody really seems to care.

Even when they play real shows they are only at Terminal 5 level anyway.

For the Stones, to see them in a small venue is pretty unusual.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 12:07 PM

^setlist wise I really meant

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 12:26 PM

setlist for the Stooges show wasn't that great. Only 45 minute show and half of that was new record and the other half had older songs but no Be Your Dog or Search and Destroy, their two best songs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 12:28 PM

anyone care to post the setlist so that I don't have to watch this?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 12:29 PM

setlist and NPR review:

http://m.npr.org/story/178305417

Posted by texastab | April 29, 2013 12:32 PM

^Yeah just what I want to read. A review of the show from the guy who put it on. You can always count on that being objective. Was not a great show at all. Watch the broadcast. Iggy's age has finally caught up with him. God bless him but it is no longer a high energy crazy Stooges shows. Although the music is still great. You just got to watch the end though and see the people who were up on stage during Funhouse. That's all you need to see to know how not good this show was.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 12:38 PM

speaking of old guys, Cheap Trick blew the roof off of Varvatos/CBGB with their Budokan set a few blocks away.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:02 PM

Ok review, good show, Iggy has still got it. As spastic as his dance moves are he's still way better than Mick jagger. And for a 66 year old guy great vocals. And his new shit is quite decent which is more than you can say for the Stones who have been creatively spent for the last few decades.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:05 PM

12:38... not doubting you, but were you there or is your take on the show from the broadcast?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:06 PM

they did a 'be your dog' interlude. but yea, surprised they didn't break out 'search and destroy' for a sponsored show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:08 PM

@1238 @106 i was there, it was a great show. that livestream/webcast is horrible - i don't know why the band/crowd sound so muted in the webcast, or why there are no crowd shots. looks like it was filmed by someone who has never filmed live music before.

i was actually kind of impressed by how much the crowd was getting into it, since i assumed half of the people were industry folk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:10 PM

oh, a 'be your dog INTERLUDE'.... Couldn't quite bring himself to actually sing the song itself? weak

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:18 PM

I'm sure it must have sounded better inside than on the webcast, but still there's no denying that ol' Iggy isn't as wild and/or crazy as he has been at recent Stooges shows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:19 PM

"oh, a 'be your dog INTERLUDE'.... Couldn't quite bring himself to actually sing the song itself? weak"

dude i thought it was weak too, but just trying to provide the facts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:20 PM

maybe it's age or maybe he's just saving all that nutso energy for the real fans at a real show with a bigger audience.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:20 PM

"I'm sure it must have sounded better inside than on the webcast, but still there's no denying that ol' Iggy isn't as wild and/or crazy as he has been at recent Stooges shows."

yesterday's energy was as good as the mhow raw power show (minus the obvious set differences). that webcast really makes the show look like a piece of shit, but it was pretty classic iggy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:21 PM

This was better than the Vampire Weekend show I went to three hours later, I can tell you that much.

Posted by deeez nuts | April 29, 2013 1:22 PM

seems from the above comments and what you can see from the web that the show was OK/Good, not bad/terrible but in no way comparable in energy or wild abandon of some other Stooges shows...

anyone care to comment/compare that went to this and has seen them more recently?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:23 PM

MHOW setlist was WAY better than this setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:27 PM

so how/where was this announced? Clearly hardly anyone knew about this (Not even BV) yet it was full. Was this mostly invite only industry folks?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:29 PM

I was at both MHOW and this show yesterday. To the few who were saying yesterdays was great, full of energy or inexplicably as good as the MHOW show are just plain fucking bat shit crazy, were not at the earlier show or have never been to a Stooges show before

Yeah the fucking webcast is so badly shot that you can't tell what was really going on. Anyone who believes that lump of shit, leave your number so i can exploit your stupidity.

Yesterday was the worst Stooges show I have seen in a long time and I have been to every single one in the area since they reformed. The person who said Iggy's age has caught up with him is right on the money. The band sounded great as usual but there was something severely lacking. The crowd was terrible as well. Not the usual crazies you see at a Stooges show. In comparison the MHOW show was incredible and high octane. Yesterday's could not hold a candle to it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 1:53 PM

"Yeah the fucking webcast is so badly shot that you can't tell what was really going on. Anyone who believes that lump of shit, leave your number so i can exploit your stupidity."

hit me up at +9 118 949 2209 (don't forget the country code)

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 2:48 PM

"MHOW setlist was WAY better than this setlist."

no one is disagreeing with that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 2:49 PM

"so how/where was this announced? Clearly hardly anyone knew about this (Not even BV) yet it was full. Was this mostly invite only industry folks?"

iggy facebook gave away 100 spots, NPR Soundcheck twitter gave away about 150 spots, rest was invite/press.

and it was a good show. obviously it didn't have the same energy as other stooges shows (not even worth saying, smh), because it was a corporate event and the dude has 40 more years on him now. i'm sure you seeing him in some sweatbox in the 80s was a lot better, i wouldn't doubt that ever.

that being said, energy coming from iggy was the same as MHOW. obviously this show didn't have the kickass crowd and bombass setlist, but iggy was still raging in full form (although was soft during the first song since the crowd sucked till he went into the 'raw power/funhouse' tracks and the song was the weakest of the set).

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 2:52 PM

There were no Stooges in the 80's

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 2:57 PM

I'm ok w the set list, thought the new shit was good. From the webcast I would say Iggy was pretty manic, not over the top crazy, but hey the guy is 66 and it was still a pretty slammin performance,
again considering his age. Departed is a good song but vocals were barely audible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:05 PM

seems like this was a decent show but with the Stooges it really should be better than 'good'.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:06 PM

"seems like this was a decent show but with the Stooges it really should be better than 'good'."

Not to seem like a poser, but I think any Stooges show where they omit both 'Search and Destroy' and 'Be Your Dog' can only be so great. Show was pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:09 PM

"that being said, energy coming from iggy was the same as MHOW. obviously this show didn't have the kickass crowd and bombass setlist, but iggy was still raging in full form "


You are so laughably wrong and clearly were not at the MHOW show. People, if you want to see how wrong this clown is, may i suggest you go out and rent/stream/YouTube scenes from the dvd "Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans" Same tour as MHOW with same line up except Rock Action was drumming instead of Toby. Now watch that and then compare to the video above and you tell me they are equal.

Oh wait, you can't tell from the video, right? Dumb ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:11 PM

^Meant same lineup as yesterday's show except for Rock Action

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:12 PM

@311 sure, i'll go rent some iggy pop concert dvd and use that as a basis of comparison for two concerts that are not included on that dvd.

dumb ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:26 PM

I love the old records, but Iggy just looked sad at ATP a few years ago. That kind of schtick doesn't age well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:26 PM

mhow was better, this gig was still pretty great (wasn't expecting much given the crowd, and apparently 'ready to die' heavy setlist).

you can't match the energy of a 'raw power' show; everyone is so into it, iggy included. still, fucking hell of a time yesterday.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:30 PM

Show yesterday was good. Far from great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

I think I noticed the slow down in Iggy from the stream of the show they recently did at SXSW. Seemed off and not the usual manic Stooges show. After yesterday it was confirmed. Age had to effect him at some point. He doesn't move around as much and of course no crazy stage diving anymore. Sad but inevitable.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 3:38 PM

nevermind the bollocks it's iggy pop!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 5:46 PM

To me, Mamouns hummus is great, and Sabra is OK.
And last night, I would say this show was Sabra.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 6:04 PM

Shame about Mike Watt's leg - see him hobble onstage at the start? That's leg's gotta hurt....

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 10:37 PM

i love itttttttttttttt :D nice video

Posted by celebbay | April 30, 2013 4:17 AM

Fame has officially become a vacuum

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2013 11:22 AM

Good taste doesn't affect which of these introduces you to a good song, it just affects your ability to single a good one out when you hear it. From your statement I can only assume you were born with the knowledge of every good song, otherwise you're just a snob with absolutely no argument.

Posted by Pat | May 14, 2013 3:42 AM

I'm here because the Stooges are fucking awesome. But if you are here because of a movie, a video game, or Slayer, well all I gotta say is... welcome... this is where it all started. Now explore.

Posted by Camargo | May 14, 2013 7:09 AM

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