Posted in metal | music | pictures on May 7, 2013

by Caroline Harrison

Boris @ LPR, 5/6/2013
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Japanese trio Boris finished night one of their two night residency at LPR last night (5/6, the night after playing Boston- pictures are HERE). Last night's sold out show, with support from Young Widows and Ornament (a member of Growing), featured "All Time Classics" spanning much of Boris's career. Tonight Boris plays Flood, as well as what they're describing as a drone/experimental set.

Ornament's brief experimental droning gave way to Young Widows' hypnotic compositions. The band grooves harder than most acts out there, layering trance-inducing drum patterns and buzzing walls of noise with irresistibly catchy post-punk.

The "All Time Classics" set was ripping, and smartly avoided most of the band's recent material. Guitarist Wata was as cool and composed as drummer Atsuo was frenzied and dramatic. The sound was loud and furious enough to justify the sale of the Boris branded earplugs available at the merch table. After trotting out crowd favorites like "Pink," "Hama," and "1970," Boris closed out their set with the fittingly titled "Farewell."

You can catch Boris at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, supported by Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In) and Amen Dunes, before the tour moves on to Cleveland and then to another two night residency in Chicago. Tickets for LPR tonight are still available.

Set list from night one and more pictures are below.

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BORIS SETLIST 5/6/13 at LE POISSON ROUGE
1. Cosmos
2. Rainbow
3. Pink
4. Vanilla
5. Statement
6. Angel
7. Heavy Friends
8. Hama
9. Dyna-Soar
10. 1970
11. Farewell

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Comments (28)

So YOU were the skinny little hipster asshole taking pictures with his camera in front of me all night!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:15 AM

[cough] 10:15 definitely didn't read the part where it was a girl who took photos. Oh BV, your trolls are dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:16 AM

A band that really produces amazing music and never gets stuck in one genre.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:19 AM

What time did they go on last night?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:22 AM

10:16 why couldn't 10:15 be referring to a girl..?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:24 AM

what time did boris play?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:27 AM

10:24, because he used the pronoun "his."

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:28 AM

Boris went on at 10!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:28 AM

@10:28 what difference does that make, you cissexist pig?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:29 AM

10:28 the photog's preferred pronouns are zhe/zher/zhim, get it together bro

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:32 AM

heartbroken to miss this. what a great set list. I hope they come back to NYC this year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:33 AM

i did see a guy taking pics from left side of the stage and he looked like he pees sitting down

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 10:36 AM

Amazing band! And, undoubtly, the best perfomance I've ever seen!

Posted by http://primetimeessay.com/ | May 7, 2013 11:24 AM

I was there for Boris but Young Widows were really good, too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 11:37 AM

I'd trade all the hummus in the world to see Flood performed live

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 11:40 AM

Yeah, Young Widows were awesome. Picked up their record after the show.

Did anyone else find the slow mosh going on during Boris kind of uncomfortable? It was basically just being smooshed around.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 11:59 AM

make no mistake, this is sausage rock

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 12:08 PM

12:08, make no mistake, no one gives a fuck about your opinion.

There was a wonderfully diverse crowd there last night, because Boris doesn't cater to any one sound. A lot of ladies came to see Wata shred!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 12:47 PM

HOLY SHIT YOU ARE ALL STUPID

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 1:13 PM

It was hilarious seeing all the fat white dudes with yellow fever crowded around Wata's side of the stage

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 3:25 PM

all of this while 3.25 was eyeing the drummer, daydreaming of some glory hole action with him...

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 5:31 PM

Maybe 10 girls in the whole venue, I would trade all the hummus in the world not to be boxed into sausagefest 13' for the greatest band ever fuck all of you

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 7:03 PM

Oh yea... Some asshole was coughing on the back of my neck the whole show.......so thanks for that

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 7:05 PM

Boris = worst fucking band to grace this dirt ball.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2013 1:34 AM

Wata is the hottest milf around.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2013 7:25 AM

This is the sausage version of the National playing the same song continuously for several hours in the name of art

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2013 7:57 AM

I saw them performing this tune live and believe me she has that exact same expression on her face even while playing the solo at twice the normal speed. that's pretty much a japanese thing, you're a badass when you can shred right through that guitar without giving much of a f***.

Posted by Tonya | May 11, 2013 1:07 PM

Makes me feel innocent, good song. Simply brilliant!!!

Posted by Gav | September 29, 2014 2:24 PM

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