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Marnie Stern / Torres @ Baby's All Right - 1/28/14
Earlier this week, doNYC hosted a two-night celebration of their one year anniversary at Baby's All Right with a rowdy FIDLAR/Big Ups/Amanda X show on Monday (1/27) and an equally notable Marnie Stern / Torres / Porches show on Tuesday (1/28). Porches, who are a regular on the local live circuit, were a late addition to the bill and seemed to win over much of the crowd. Torres' grungy folk was great as always, and she took the opportunity to show off a few new songs.
Marnie closed out the night, and though her funny stage banter (usually about her vagina) and unconventional guitar playing are always highly entertaining, she was very drunk and took things a bit over the top. She went on a lengthy, belligerent rant, screaming about stretching her vagina across the stage, and made so much intentional, blaring feedback in between songs that a chunk of the crowd left early. Not everyone was turned off though, one instagram commenter said:
She is so drunk and it's amazing. And by "amazing" I mean it's sloppy, uncomfortably sexual and the feedback is killing me. Good stuff. More great bands need show public displays of drunkenness, forgetting all the words to your songs is so punk.What did you think? Pictures from the show are in this post.
There's never a lack of Porches shows in NYC and you can catch them again this weekend, 2/1, at Cameo Gallery with Howth and Stranger Cat. They also play Brooklyn Night Bazaar later in February with Widowspeak and Jessica Pratt. All of their dates are listed with more pictures below...
Porches -- 2014 Tour Dates
Feb 01 - Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 21 - Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 21 - Writer's Block, New Paltz, NY
Feb 28 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 22 - Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
Mar 23 - The Glitterbox - Buffalo, NY
Mar 26 - Connie's Plank House, Chicago, IL