Posted in music | pictures on March 24, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Fat White Family @ Pianos 3/21/2014 (via @ebruyildiz)
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This weekend in NYC was a good opportunity to see foreign bands strip down to next to nothing (or less). UK heathens Fat White Family stormed the city this weekend, leaving a trail of clothes, sweat and other bodily fluids across three shows. By all accounts, the Friday (3/21) show at Pianos was the wildest, with frontman Lias Saoudi, not unlike Lux Interior or Iggy Pop, going full monty and the band generally tearing things up. (The instagram above is from Pianos.) At Saturday's Union Pool show (3/22), pants stayed on but when the bassist's instrument broke, all hell (aka the drummer) broke loose and leveled the stage. Then last night (3/23) the band played Shea Stadium...anybody go to that one? While no longer video clips from those shows have surfaced, you can watch a full show from SXSW where things got pretty demented.

La Femme @ Glasslands, 3/23/2014 (via @goldenxratio)
La Femme

Meanwhile, at last night's sweaty La Femme show at Glasslands, frontman Sacha Got ended up performing in Speedo-like skivvies by the end of show, though their set was definitely on the more innocent side (but no less crazy).

We also caught both bands at SXSW, and liked them there too. Videos, and another instagram from the Fat Whites' Pianos show, below..

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(via @sachalecca)
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Fat White Family - insane NME SXSW Showcase 3/15/14

La Femme & Glasslands

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Comments (24)

i wonder if their music was any good

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 3:44 PM

their music sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 3:48 PM

why are these foreigners assaulting us with their penises? time for a lesson in freedom

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 3:52 PM

Music's great. Sloppy rockin blues put thru a punk blender with a bunch of hooks. The drummer acts a bit deranged.Union Pool show was great even in its implosion. Said drummer did a great dive from behind his kit and took everything in his path down like bowling pins.One of the best rock n roll shows I saw in a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 3:54 PM

it was tongue in cheek @3:48
but thanks for reassuring

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:05 PM

They are gay, right? I would hate to find out that they were straight and pulling shit like that.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:08 PM

^ you'd hate that because you're fantasizing that they're gay and would have a thing for you?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:11 PM

FWF aren't as good as they should be/think they are. But hey, that's where you guys come in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:16 PM

there's absolutely nothing "insane" about that SXSW show, for fuck's sake

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:17 PM

can't keep the crowd's attention with your music? take off your clothes!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:18 PM

"Rock n roll band acts like rock n roll band is supposed to act. Citizens in 2014 are blown away, live vicariously, go home and masturbate to Sex in the City rerun."

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:19 PM

Bill is getting really too excited really too often about guys who take their pants off.

Posted by ME | March 24, 2014 4:22 PM

the fall meets black lips. or clinic meets brian jonestown massacre...

im usually super jaded but they were fucking great on friday night.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:24 PM

there is a definitely sleazy rock n' roll vibe to FWF... black lips, the fall, birthday party, cramps are all in the same wheelhouse, both musically and vibe-wise. their album is very good i think. despite all the shirtless/pantslessness it's not just chaos live. they play their songs...until things fall apart. union pool crowd was kind of weird but otherwise fun, crazy show.

Posted by bill p | March 24, 2014 4:36 PM

what happened at the end of their set on friday? the singer was on the floor...did he get into a fight?

i just saw the commotion and left.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:51 PM

closer to gg allin than iggy

Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2014 4:59 PM

Yeah @4:11 that's exactly what I meant. You seem very sensitive - what are you doing later?

Posted by 4:08 | March 24, 2014 5:03 PM

"Music's great. Sloppy rockin blues put thru a punk blender with a bunch of hooks. The drummer acts a bit deranged.Union Pool show was great even in its implosion. Said drummer did a great dive from behind his kit and took everything in his path down like bowling pins.One of the best rock n roll shows I saw in a long time."

this guy spent one line describing music and the rest describing just how "Crazy!" these guys are.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 5:32 PM

Bikini killed

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 7:42 PM

one line describing the music is more than most on these posts

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 7:59 PM

Remember the 90s when every issue of NME and Melody Maker had stories about a dozen bands like this? And do you remember any of those bands?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:29 PM

8:29 is right.
These are talentless upperclass Brits who like to appear to be "wild and crazy" . The singer is a son of barristers and went to a very elite boarding schools and the guitarist's dad is an extremely wealthy (riding horses and castles wealthy) SVP at British Petroleum.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 8:38 PM

@8:38 whats with the fundraiser they did to tour then

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 10:55 PM

let's take it easy on the GG Allin comparisons, 4:59. These guys flash some pubes and cock. Okay, cool.

GG Allin took ex-lax diarrhea shits on stage, sucked up the diarrhea, spit it on the audience, then punched women in the face who tried to run from it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2014 11:57 PM

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