Posted in music | pictures on May 20, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Liars @ The Met's Temple of Dendur, 5/17/2013
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As mentioned, Liars were in town over the weekend for two shows. We already posted pictures from their Le Poisson Rouge show, but the main event this weekend was their performance on Saturday at the Temple of Dendur exhibit in The Met. Having the band play amongst Egyptian ruins as the windows darkened into dusk with projections behind them was, in the words of our photographer Amanda Hatfield, "nearly an hour of weird creepy awesomeness." Some might claim that sound was not ideal, but getting to see them in such a genuinely epic setting is certainly a fine tradeoff. Pictures from their performance are in this post.

The next show happening at Temple of Dendur is on July 19 when Om will play their track "At Giza," which is now sold out. More pictures from the Met below...

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Comments (23)

what's with the disgusting gothic lolitas? didn't know liars attracted the weeb crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 5:28 PM

^ dumb as f**k.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 5:39 PM

did they play mr ur on fire mr?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 5:43 PM

@5:28 - they weren't inside - that was in the museum - pay attention!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 5:45 PM

Glad I didn't buy a ticket and fly to NY for OM...they are playing facing the ruins, would be way better as a +backdrop+ to the performance.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 5:52 PM

High ceilings made it boomy like a warehouse. The band played opposite the ruins. The staff was pretty hostile and condescending to attendees. I would not recommend going to any of the upcoming events. Not sure why this is now a venue for Om and Kid Millions.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 6:01 PM

Sounded fine from where I was standing. Staff was friendly. It was a nice intimate atmosphere. I agree it would've been better if they played with the ruins as a backdrop (the projections were not too impressive). Good show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 6:21 PM

Showed up at 7:25 and a staff member was blocking the corridor to the stage area. She told us they were "at capacity" and it was a "fire and safety hazard" to let any more people through even though there was literally TONS of space right in front of us... I'm talking enough room for another 100 people. Liars went on at 7:30 and we had to watch the whole show in this cramped side alley, creating a REAL bottleneck and instant fire hazard. Plus the room is made of fucking stone--who's going to die in a fire there?

I paid for a general admission ticket with no warnings of a capacity limit and got a far less better experience than people who showed up two minutes earlier than me. Also had to listen to the Met staff explain the same incoherent reasoning to 75 people throughout the show because NO ONE could understand why we couldn't move forward into the ample amount of space in front of us. Even worse the staff members bobbed and danced during the whole set. If you've got a stupid job to do, don't try to cool it up. Just accept the fact you're being paid to be lame. Made me appreciate stoic security guards way more.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 6:26 PM

sound is good directly in front of the band, awful to the sides (very weak sound system). was the same when st vincent played there a few years back.

is a cool environment to see a show tho.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 6:42 PM

Doors were at 6:30, show was supposed to be 7. People show up at 7:30 and get pissed?

I know that most venues start late, blah blah blah but most of the crowd was there before the show started. Security were nice enough..

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 7:40 PM

6.26

and got a far less better experience than people who showed up two minutes earlier than me. If you've got a stupid job to do, don't try to cool it up. Just accept the fact you're being paid to be lame. Made me appreciate stoic security guards way more.

Cool Story Bro.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 7:54 PM

hmm, hope for OM they reconsider orientation - I assumed the Temple would be the backdrop, absolutely...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:40 PM

7:40 & 7:54

Just saying... Make sure you show up early for an event that does not predicate any kind of different spacial situations based on time of arrival (like, an hour early, for an hour long set, while a shit load of extra room lays stagnant in front of you). But I guess "blah blah blah" is a good argument.

Hope people know this for the next shows there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 11:57 PM

Glad I didn't go. Looked and sounded weak. Also, in the daylight?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 6:25 AM

Sound was great, setting was great, I don't really understand why this was billed as "site-specific" but fuck y'all haterz.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 7:32 AM

i was in the stage area and it was funny to see lots of empty space and then behind that a herd of people cattled together

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 9:02 AM

Great show!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 9:40 AM

Horrible unlistenable garbage.

Posted by JT | May 21, 2013 11:36 AM

Did they play Mister, you are on fire, Mister?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 11:48 AM

set list?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 12:05 PM

It was a lot of new stuff. Nothing earlier than WIXIW that I noticed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013 12:30 PM

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