Posted in music | pictures on June 25, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Fear of Men @ Seaport Music Festival 6/21/2013
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UK indiepop quartet Fear of Men flew over to NYC just to play the Summer Solstice edition (6/21) of this year's Seaport Music Festival. After two Fridays of dodgy weather, you coudn't have asked for a nicer night, and Fear of Men's gentle jangle was the perfect accompaniment. In addition to their own songs, their set included a cover of The Chills' 1984 classic, "Pink Frost," which is always welcome to hear. Local synth-rock duo Writer opened the show, and pictures of both bands are in this post.

The Seaport is definitely different since Hurricane Sandy put much of the area underwater last fall. Pizzeria Uno, with its popular restroom facility, is gone and the boardwalk has been rezoned, restricting the places you can have an open beer a bit. On the plus side: Smorgasburg food vendors are there every day on Front Street in the cobblestone area just off Fulton.

The Seaport Music Festival wraps up its short run this Friday (6/28) with their biggest show of the season: Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Bass Drum of Death which is free and open to the public. Then the next day is the Village Voice 4Knots Festival, with Kurt Vile, The Men, Marnie Stern, Parquet Courts, White Lung and more. That is also free and open to the public.

More pictures from Friday below...

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Comments (9)

Nice idea and venue but it looks empty aside from some tourists that happened to be there anyway. Was there a crowd at all?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 10:41 AM

British band chicks can get it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 12:05 PM

I really like this video from the concert - great song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qMt4jp1Lg8

Posted by carrie | June 25, 2013 3:30 PM

The "Fear of Smell" was my favorite compilation on Vermiform. Nacho cheese dip!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 1:23 AM

Fear of Men are so boring live

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 9:00 AM

That's just not true, their performance was brilliant. Best show of the Summer so far for me. Beautiful setting too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 5:57 PM

Such a great song. For some reason, I am reminded of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Sort of a melancholy pop sound.

Posted by Daphne | September 29, 2013 12:12 PM

Fear of Men has quickly become one of my favorite bands. Thank you.

Posted by Amira | May 29, 2014 10:45 AM

thanks for listening... and make sure to visit the Fear Of Men site to pick up a copy of this album if you like it and want to own it

Posted by Abortive | October 5, 2014 5:39 PM

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