Posted in music | tour dates on June 2, 2014


Before Versus, brothers Richard and Ed Baluyut were in NYC band Flower who put out two albums and an EP's worth of moody indie rock during the second half of the 1980s. You can stream the Crash EP (which was before Ed joined the band) and another track, below. Flower -- who got back together for the Big Takeover anniversary in 2010 -- are reforming again for a one-off NYC show at Cake Shop on June 13. That's the previously mentioned benefit for the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center, that also has  +/- Plus/Minus (featuring a third Baluyut brother, James), James Lindaman (of True Love Always), Trummors (Dave Lerner who used to be in Ted Leo + Pharmacists), and Vomit Fist. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Flower streams, and video from their 2010 Big Takeover performance, below...


Flower - Crash 12" EP (1986)

Flower - Torch Song

Flower - "Beauty Pt. II" live @ The Bell House, Brooklyn, July 30, 2010



Comments (5)

Flower - Wow, cool!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 2:24 PM

This is on June 13 not the 12th (according to the Cake Shop calendar)

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 2:33 PM


yep it's june 13. corrected!


Posted by bill p | June 2, 2014 3:06 PM

"Play it, Richard."

Posted by E.L. Fudge | June 2, 2014 3:38 PM

That definitely looks like an album cover that came out in the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 4:20 PM

Leave a Comment