Posted in music | pictures on September 7, 2013

photos by Caroline Harrison

Rose Windows @ LPR 9/4/2013
Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

The Suuns/Rose Windows tour stopped in NYC on Wednesday night (9/4) at Le Poisson Rouge (a first set of photos from that show is here). Brooklyn locals Dinowalrus opened to a relatively empty house, but they seemed to take it in stride, and by the end of their set the room had started to fill.

Seattle's Rose Windows -- self-described "hard hitting hippies" -- absolutely wrecked the audience with their blend of heavy psych rock that sits somewhere between Fairport Convention and Black Mountain with just a touch of stoner doom acts like Electric Wizard or Sleep. Their debut album, The Sun Dogs, is a lush, warm recording and I had my doubts that they would be able to successfully capture that same feel live. But Rabia Shaheen Qazi's smoky voice and the admittedly excellent sound at Le Poisson Rouge quickly converted me.

Rose Windows did seem an odd choice to open for the droning, shoegazey yet danceable Suuns. The band launched straight into their unrelenting set, seemingly unaware of the audience. Admittedly, Suuns is not really my speed, but it was hard not to appreciate their careful balance of precision and urgency. They play with a hypnotic intensity that isn't effectively communicated on record.

Suuns and Rose Windows hit the Hopscotch Festival in North Carolina this weekend. Rose Windows will be back during CMJ for the Hardly Art showcase at Death By Audio on October 17, so if you didn't catch them this time around, definitely check them out next month. They are well worth it.

You can check out our first set of pictures from this show here, and more pics from this second set are below.

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Dinowalrus

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Dinowalrus - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

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Comments (5)

I was there and think you captured the night perfectly. Good job..

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2013 1:10 PM

Love Dinowalrus, hate that name. Please, if you want your band to move forward ever, change it. Dumb name makes you seem like a dumb band. Would never have found out I liked you if I didn't happen to hear you live by accident. Live long and prosper.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2013 4:08 PM

Oh come on, the name "Dinowalrus" is bizarre but totally fitting for this kind of band. Don't lecture them about "the rules". You sound like a middle-aged dad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 10:33 AM

Really really good I must say. I went to KEXP for First Aid Kit and found Rose Windows. Hopefully you will get your record out. I am waiting.

Posted by Adelynn | October 1, 2013 3:15 PM

Thank you nohipster for inventing an original way to describe the music you feature on your website. We need more organizations like yours that do away with old cliches to emphasize the radical new movements in modern music

Posted by Jaco | October 16, 2014 4:57 PM

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