Posted in music | pictures on May 20, 2013

photos by Greg Cristman

Liars @ Le Poisson Rouge - 5/19/13
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Onetime Brooklyn residents Liars returned to their home city for two shows over the weekend. The first happened on Saturday (5/18) at The Met and the second happened on Sunday (5/19) at a more traditional concert space, Le Poisson Rouge, where it was relocated to from its original Brooklyn Masonic Temple location. Pictures from the latter are in this post.

Lower Dens were initially supposed to open that show but quickly dropped off and were replaced by Toronto's Doldrums. However, Doldrums never made it across the border (missing their Ran Tea House show too) as their van got broken into and Airick Woodhead's laptop and passport got stolen. Via Twitter: "hey my van was broken into & along with my laptop with a years worth of writing and a box containing nothing but my fav CDs from teenagedom."

So Liars ended up taking the stage at their originally schedule time of 8:30 with no opener, and played a set that was a little over 75 minutes and included three encores. More pictures from the show (including one of the setlist) below...

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Comments (21)

Please don't hire this guy again. He kept taking pictures throughout the whole show. Other than that, the show was fuckin fantastic. Probably the best show I've seen by them.

Thank you Liars!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 9:31 AM

a three-song encore

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 9:32 AM

Hopefully Saturday's show at the Met will come out on DVD. Even with no encore, the show was ______.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 9:39 AM

...very good.

Posted by Michael Stipe | May 20, 2013 9:44 AM

The LPR show was really good. Even without any Drum's Not Dead tracks. Would see them again, for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:45 AM

the met show was really bad. not the liars but the presentation. the video projection was an afterthought and boring. the setup was illogical.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:49 AM

The Met show was so so good. Even though some of the visuals were subpar, they played mostly unreleased/new stuff and cotdamn it was beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:50 AM

Both shows were awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:56 AM

They should have used the Temple as the background.Everyone was facing AWAY from that monument.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 11:36 AM

The Met show was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 12:01 PM

I can't tell by the mix of comments. Was the Met show epic...or not??

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 12:02 PM

who would break into doldrums van. that must have smelled so bad D:

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 12:52 PM

met show was alright. i agree video was terrible. sound was alright. if you were facing the band, you could not see the temple (not that it mattered). lots of people weren't allowed to enter "floor" (because of capacity? does anyone know? there was a lot of empty space)

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

The Met show was not epic. The stage was setup so the temple was behind the audience. Sounds was ok, and visuals were not inspired. I enjoyed it but would have rather gone to LPR.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 1:31 PM

amen 9:31

Front row was littered with obtrusive photographers, this guy included. Whatever happened to three song limits? Have some respect for the rest of the audience you guys.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 2:19 PM

some may not have liked the Temple setting but you have to admit it was a unique place for a performance

on a side note, anyone else see Michael Stipe in the crowd? he was near us for the whole show

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 2:20 PM

Michael Stipe was pretty visible, as was David Fricke. There were some other peopel there who had to have been somebody.

Stipe got more mid-way through the show -- he went to the edge, took a seat and was texting away.

I thought it was an excellent show. Sound was good. Had not seen the Liars before and thought Angus' stage presence was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 3:40 PM

9:31 and 2:19 you claim to be so inconvenienced by the photographer's presence at the show, yet you're here looking at and for the photos. Do you think they magically appear without someone shooting them from the front row??

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 12:35 AM

an excellent show

Posted by fag roller bearings | May 21, 2013 4:11 AM

Michael Stipe at Le Poisson Rouge or at the MET ?

Posted by Vince | May 23, 2013 8:55 PM

I got here because I heard they are the opening act for Crystal Castles. I decided to check them out.

Posted by Wallace | September 30, 2014 2:16 PM

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