Posted in music | pictures on June 23, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield

tUnE-yArDs / Sylvan Esso @ Webster Hall - 6/22/14
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Sylvan Esso

After celebrating her new album Nikki Nack at Rough Trade NYC in May, tUnE-yArDs kicked off a full tour with Sylvan Esso that hit NYC for its first of two sold-out Webster Hall shows last night (6/22). Like at the Rough Trade show, main member Merrill Garbus was joined by longtime collaborator Nate Brenner, as well as three backing vocalists, though this time they were also joined during one song by vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth who Merrill has played with before. Also like that show, the set was mostly the new album but did include some fan favorites from w h o k i l l ("Bizness," "Gangsta," "Powa") and this time she included some from the first album too.

Sylvan Esso opened with a set of their danceable pop and the crowd was definitely loving them. They then headed to Baby's All Right in Brooklyn to DJ the afterparty at midnight. Anyone go to that?

Pictures of both tUnE-yArDs and Sylvan Esso from last night are in this post. They do it again at Webster Hall tonight (6/23), which is also sold out. More night 1 pics and TY's setlist below...

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tUnE-yArDs Setlist: (via)
Hey Life
Gangsta
Sink-O
Real Thing
Powa
Time of Dark
Real Live Flesh
Stop That Man
Bizness
Water Fountain
Find A New Way

Encore:
Fiya

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Comments (7)

Only 12 songs? How long was this show?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:28 AM

went on 10:20. done at 11:35. really good show

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:08 AM

Well the setlist doesn't include an explanation of the ten minute period where Garbus just kind of screeched and doo-da'd and made whatever other noises into the mic as some kind of extended mix of Powa.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:33 AM

you went to this? HAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 3:43 PM

"Well the setlist doesn't include an explanation of the ten minute period where Garbus just kind of screeched and doo-da'd and made whatever other noises into the mic as some kind of extended mix of Powa."

Sounds very soothing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 3:47 PM

you didn't go to this? HAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 11:26 AM

I commented on this? HAHAHAHA...wait a minute!

Posted by confused | June 25, 2014 1:16 PM

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