Posted in music | pictures on December 6, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Ceremony / White Lung @ NYU - 12/5/13
Ceremony
White Lung

Before NYU heads into finals week, they threw a semester-end show last night (that was also open to the public) in the Kimmel Center's E&L Auditorium with four killer punk bands -- Ceremony, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, and Sleepies. The tidy and spacious auditorium may not have been everyone's ideal way of seeing this show that sounds like it'd happen in a dingy DIY space, but what's more punk than putting on a cheap show in a school?

Brooklyn's Sleepies kicked things off with the tamest set of the night, but still a rippin' one that saw them going through tracks off their 2012 Weird Wild World LP that The Men's Ben Greenberg produced, and from the way they play you can tell why a member of The Men would work with them.

Up next was Perfect Pussy, fresh off their signing to Captured Tracks, which was announced earlier that day. There's been a lot of talk about Perfect Pussy lately, thanks in part to their solid EP, but their live show is really where it's at. Singer Meredith Graves is a total force and an entertaining performer, and though when someone with that level of charisma fronts a band the attention can be entirely on her, with Perfect Pussy that's not the case. The whole band goes nuts, even the dude whose job it is to make noise with his electronics, and they are LOUD. Don't miss out on seeing this band if you can help it.

They were followed by White Lung, who were joined by Wax Idols singer Hether Fortune on bass, like they were at Fun Fun Fun Fest and the rest of their tour. As always, White Lung put on a great show, and they used their last live appearance of 2013 to showcase some of their new material, including the stuff on their recent single. From the sound of that and the other new material they played last night, a new album from this band is much anticipated.

Once powerviolence, now garage punk band Ceremony wrapped up the show, and as always, the place went nuts for them with moshers and stage divers taking over the whole front half of the venue.

Pictures of all four bands are in this post. They continue below...

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White Lung's Mish Way hanging w/ Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves (via Mish's instagram)
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Comments (49)

"but what's more punk than putting on a cheap show in a school?"


Like possibly a 1000 other things

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:33 PM

I approve thigh-high stockings this holiday season. Or, fuck it ... for any season. Rock on, sisters. Rock the fuck on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:35 PM

this Ceremony band suck

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:35 PM

"but what's more punk than putting on a cheap show in a school?"

Maybe the time I broke into an abandoned house and threw a punk show in the unfinished basement for FREE with a generator I "borrowed". I was 14. Punk as fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:39 PM

Wild? Pics or it didn't happen.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:41 PM

ltiub98gh#$%$#@5uhb5498yhrdsfgretgrewt

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:54 PM

Nelson Mandela = Punk

Ceremony = most definitley not Punk.

Now, you all stick with that, and everything else is cream-cheese.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:58 PM

Looks like 2005 all over again

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:05 PM

Kay Perry should have been the headliner.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:06 PM

Does anyone actually like White Lung? Publicist punk is a snooze

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:15 PM

"Does anyone actually like White Lung? Publicist punk is a snooze"

Yes, and if you think this band only gets talked about because they have a publicist you are sadly mistaken.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:18 PM

Ross Farrar = hottie
Mish Way = hottie
The guy in Perfect Pussy wearing cutoff jorts = hottie

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:30 PM

Ceremony rules, kids. Sorry they aren't resigned to putting out different versions of Violence Violence every year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:31 PM

White Lung is extremely boring live.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:40 PM

Ceremony is shit.

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 3:54 PM

Playing in an university with a $2.8 billion endowment.

Yes, what could be more punk than that?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 4:38 PM

Cuz being stupid is so punk rock?

Posted by Anonymouse | December 6, 2013 4:47 PM

Chick from White Lung is a whore

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 4:52 PM

was Sexton in the moshpit?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 4:57 PM

Is that true, 4:52? Is she a whore for real? If so could someone who knows her kindly pass her number along.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 5:18 PM

FAT CREEPS!!11!!!1!1!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 5:54 PM

all of these bands suck

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 7:39 PM

Wow what a wild dancefloor in that third pic from the top LOL.

What a fucking joke Ceremony and this whole fake-ass "hardcore punk" scene is.

Hipster Hardcore in full effect. And I bet not one Native New Yorker in the place (cue up the "I'm a Native New Yorker MAAAN...")

Perfect Pussy on Captured Tracks? Another band besides Diiv who CT will buy opening slots for.

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 8:16 PM

DintheB@gmail.com

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:19 PM

Chris Ott is rolling in his grave

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:20 PM

@ 8:16 What does hardcore punk refer to exactly? Is that a sex thing or something like that, if it is those chicks are pretty hot

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:35 PM

I dig Ceremony and catch them every time they play NY. Didn't go to this show. Shitty supporting lineup, plus shitty audience (Ceremony's audience has gotten increasingly annoying since the hipster floodgates opened upon their signing to Matador). That venue looks way too nice for a show like this.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:38 PM

the pussy might be perfect but the titties be saggin

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 9:26 AM

Dear Women: stop with the tattoos. It's a very ugly thing. Dudes too. Tattoos are for people who like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Stop.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 10:57 AM

The writing on this website is SO bad. Does anybody edit (or even read) these posts before they go up? I know it's only the Internet, but if somebody (besides the author) spent five minutes with this article it could have at least read as if an educated adult had written it. Would you post out-of-focus photographs? Does anybody care about the writing? If you're going to bother to have people write these things at all, you should at least take the time to do the work of editing.

I know that's harsh, but if you (BrooklynVegan) care at all about the people who write for you, you would have somebody to help your clearly enthusiastic, likely young, writers edit their work. This article's like a bad freshman English paper.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 1:29 PM

Can anyone explain how a youtube spambot picked up on this story?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkhEKGN0AUw

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 3:29 PM

Listen up, D. I know you think you're the authority. The fact is that Perfect Pussy is the best NYCHC band in a long long time. Maybe since Biohazard (the best NYCHC band ever, of course). Meet me at a Perfect Pussy show and I'll show you what a perfect pussy you are.

Posted by 4lyfe | December 7, 2013 6:11 PM

329 --the Internet really sucks now. I miss 1997.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 8:21 PM

@4lyfe: While I agree that Perfect Pussy are a great band, aren't they from Syracuse (aka not NYC)? Not talking smack, legitimate question, last I'd heard they were from up there. Did they move down to the city?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 11:33 PM

White Lung is extremely boring live.

Posted by Only Ted Is Real | December 8, 2013 11:56 AM

6:11pm Another fake toughguy LOL.

I have to laugh. Some guy named "jon fleischer" came on here threatening me then when I told him to post his email address in the thread so I can post mine after it and he knows it's me, he was nowhere in sight. You're more of the same.

11:33pm Yeah PP is from Syracuse.

Posted by D | December 8, 2013 3:27 PM

6:11 was making a joke. It wasn't obvious?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 3:46 PM

What hoppened to the White Lung bassplayer? Different chick, or did she just do a dye job?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 5:39 PM

3:46 is 6:11 LOL

It's all good.

These hipster hardcore bands can all eat shit.

Posted by D | December 8, 2013 6:35 PM

D - PUHleeez. That's why when I emailed that account you set up to cruise for dudes, and let you know exactly when and where you could find me if you have a problem, I NEVER HEARD BACK! What a coward punk you are.

Posted by Jon Fleischer | December 8, 2013 6:55 PM

WORLDSTAR!
WORLDSTAR!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 8:47 PM

Jon give it up you're a fucking pussy plain and simple.

First off I challenged you to leave your email in the thread you first threatened me in (the Obituary cats benefit show) and you didn't leave it.

Second you never emailed me at that email.

Third keep your homosexual fantasies to yourself and you're still a fucking pussy.

Posted by D | December 8, 2013 9:53 PM

^ BTW I know you're impersonating jon because he always posted his name in lowercase. Nice try dickhead.

Posted by D | December 8, 2013 9:56 PM

D.....a pussy AND a liar

Posted by Jon Fleischer | December 8, 2013 10:03 PM

D is using dintheb@gmail.com to pick up dudes? I thought he was into the boomin grannies. What gives?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 10:10 PM

Ceremony is shit.

Posted by D | December 8, 2013 10:19 PM

Look it's the fictious Jon Fleischer being a pussy with every post he makes. If you are real keep running your mouth, I'll catch up to you in the real world.

Whatsamatta Jon? Can't put your name to 10:10pm? You're the only homosexual between us who wishes I was one, too.

Posted by D | December 9, 2013 2:42 AM

D-Clownz

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 3:39 AM

Man i watched these play back when they played to 10 people, own the first pressings of their Violence Violence, Ruined and Scared People records. I just had to see what they were up to. I am glad I did. This is different but I like it.

Posted by Norfeu | October 28, 2014 5:45 PM

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