Posted in music | pictures on January 2, 2014

photos by Greg Cristman

Psychic TV @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 12/27/2013
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The new Greenpoint locale of Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been up and running for about two months, offering crafty shopping, gourmet eats, beer and bands every weekend. The venue scored a bit of a coup by getting post punk legends Psychic TV to play both nights this past weekend (12/27-28). If you know anything about confrontational main man Genesis P-Orridge and PTV's history, it's perversely funny to see them playing a venue centered around buying things. I've been to a few Bazaar shows this season and while it's always been crowded it's often been more for the shopping. Saturday it was by far the most people I've seen for the show part. Our photographer hit Friday night and pics from that are in this post.

While line-ups for PTV have changed like The Fall, it has always been P-Orridge's show who was definitely in control and in mostly good spirits Saturday (at least until someone threw a beer can on stage, which clearly stuck in his craw). This iteration of the group (which has been stable for about 10 years) included a violinist and, for part of the show, a couple saxes, and they were a tight live unit. Sets were long (definitely longer than most BK Bazaar bands get), somewhere around 90 minutes or more and, though they didn't come near their most famous songs "Godstar" or "Roman P," it was nonetheless a fun, somewhat surreal evening.

This weekend at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, it's Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars and more on Friday (1/3) and Magic Man and more on Saturday (1/4). More pics from Friday's PTV shows -- including one of the setlist, pics from Soundcheck and a few of openers House of Blondes (Heliotropes ended up not playing) -- and a video are below...

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Comments (16)

Worst venue and crowd possible. Can't wait to pay money and see PTV again in a better sounding room again. And not be surrounded by children.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 10:34 AM

PTV delivered the goods. House of Blondes were excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 10:42 AM

Psychic TV is more unlistenable than Deerhoof

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 11:41 AM

i had no idea how good psychic tv would be...very enjoyable show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 11:43 AM

this is unbearable. this is the same "wrecker of civilization" that was thrown out of England? now hawking his old underwear to pay rent? are there truly any fans left that care to buy that stuff?

Posted by jarrod | January 2, 2014 12:58 PM

OK, I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 35

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 1:00 PM

If he signs it I'll buy one of his dildos.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2014 1:44 PM

This clip was pretty good. Cool tunes. And the number is 17.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 9:23 AM

11:41 that seems impossible

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Whatever happened to all those silly "Temple of Psychick Youth" kids? They all must be in their 40s and 50s now. I wonder if they look back in utter embarrassment about what has become of their absurd attempt at subculture?

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 11:57 AM

Embarrassing on what grounds? Their subculture is A.) a fundamental ingredient in the entire Brooklyn/worldwide fashion ethos of the last five years, and more importantly, B.) parental to a lot of ways of being that have saved kids around the world from suicide, cluelessness, bullying, and emptiness.

Oh, I forgot. Goths are lame in your eyes. Therefore the experience of real people is totally nullified.

Posted by Alex | January 4, 2014 12:04 PM

thnx Alex, I agree...screw off to those who cant see.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2014 7:14 PM

GPO looking like a cross between Courtney Love and Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler these days.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 10:33 PM

12:04 Genny Porrrige is a bully herself.

Fashion ethos??! Pffft. TOPY kids were beyond just everyday goths, they were brainwashed idiots encouraged to do drugs by old creepy men.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 11:46 PM

First off, Genesis prefers neutral pronouns. Second of all, they put on a TIGHT show. I was at the Saturday show and they definitely still have it.

Posted by Patrick | January 8, 2014 11:31 PM

i love is show!

Posted by casademassagem | January 12, 2014 9:36 AM

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