Posted in music | pictures on June 19, 2014

photos by P Squared Photography

Thee Oh Sees / Blind Shake / King Gizzard / Walter TV
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees
The Blind Shake
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Walter TV

After the torrential downpours of the night before, Saturday of Northside (6/14) was all blue skies and fluffy little clouds. Folks were out in force that afternoon. Bedford Ave was closed to vehicle traffic, Smorgasburg was packed, and thousands of people turned out for the free McCarren Park concert featuring Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and Walter TV (aka Mac DeMarco's other band, where he doesn't sing). This was the NYC debut of the new Oh Sees touring lineup and they definitely seemed to have it together and the crowd (at least in the front third of the space) was going fairly bananas, with rarely a time without at least one body suring the crowd.

With a rock-solid, entertaining undercard, this was a great way to spend a Saturday. Thee Oh Sees got hot and sweaty with a couple hundred fans the next night at DbA. You can catch King Gizzard late night tonight (6/19) at Baby's All Right as part of their June Summer Fun Residency. More pics from the McCarren show below...

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Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

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Walter TV

Walter TV

Walter TV

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

The Blind Shake

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

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Comments (19)


Fluffhead was a man
With a horrible disease
Could not find no cure
Won't you help him if you please?

Fluff came to my door
Askin' me for change
His eyes were clear and pure
But his mind was so deranged

Fluff went to a banker
Askin' for some bills
The banker said, "I ain't got that
But I sure got some powerful pills."

Oh, yeah...

Posted by Colonel Forbin | June 19, 2014 2:04 PM

Setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 2:22 PM

Free show + too many people = panic attack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 2:24 PM

we need babes at randalls

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 2:24 PM

Sweaty Pits.

Also, can i get something off my chest here? I always find it very odd when people get hebrew words tattooed on their bodies as it's against the jewish laws, "You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord." It really grinds my gears.

OK, I feel much better now. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 2:38 PM

Never heard of The Blind Shake before but they kicked ass. Even enjoyed their set more than Thee Oh Sees

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 2:42 PM

Why does the guy from Thee Oh Sees play the guitar like that? Must be annoying as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 2:53 PM

It's actually easier to move around the neck in that position.

But sure, it doesn't look as cool as the low slung way Billy Joe Armstrong does it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 3:30 PM

Dude from this band looks like the hipster John Joseph.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 3:51 PM

Why doesn't everybody have their guitar like that?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 3:54 PM

^you forgot $5000 worth of 'look at me' tattoos.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 4:32 PM

It's easier for people who don't actually know how to play guitar and look like hipster Cro-magnons with down syndrome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 7:45 PM

Say what you will about shit like his guitar position and tattoos but this guy has been cranking out everything from indie garage punk to experimental electronic music for decades. Hardly a Johnny come lately "hipster" despite whatever audience might show up to his shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 8:40 PM

Decades is pushing it but about 15 years for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 8:42 PM

Thanks for the free show, it was cool, sound sucked but it was free guys. I probably had to expose my mind to the subconscious /subliminal marketing of the sponsors but whateva man it was still free. Although I do get these weird cravings for six point beers lately

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 8:58 PM

"How long does the fact that you suck and no one gives a shit take to sink in?"

Except for all the people who showed up to see this McCarren Park show, right genius?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 9:30 PM

Are you kidding me? 8:53 could draw just as many people to McCarren Park with his trolling!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 9:51 PM

11:12 - Even though the show was free, you couldn't just walk in off the street...you had to make a conscious effort to get your hands on a pre-ticket online in order to get in. When is the last time you went through that much trouble for a band you never heard of? Or do you have that much free time on your hands?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2014 8:59 AM

^ They were letting plenty of people in off the street. RSVP wasn't strict.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2014 9:56 AM

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