Posted in music | pictures on September 2, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Joanna Gruesome / Big Ups @ South Street Seaport - 8/29/14
Joanna Gruesome
Big Ups

After Joanna Gruesome's tour with Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth and The Love of Everything hit Shea Stadium on 8/26 (pics), they made their way back to NYC for a free show at the South Street Seaport on Friday (8/29), the final Seaport Music Festival show of the summer. (Perfect Pussy and Potty Mouth were in Asbury Park that night.) Opening this one was NYC's Big Ups, who look and sound right out of the '90s with influences that don't go too far beyond that era's Dischord and Touch & Go bands, and a wild frontman who does the sound justice.

Joanna Gruesome's set, though it was on a much higher stage for a much more spread out crowd than their Shea set a few days earlier, was just as enjoyable in this environment as it was in that one. And really for both bands the crowds were about as good as they could be at a place like the South Street Seaport: crowded in right up to the front of the barrier.

More pictures from the show, below...

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Comments (7)

dude from big ups has nice teeth

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 6:54 PM

Big Ups were like the world's worst comedy jam band

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 7:14 PM

Remember punk? Remember when that was a thing?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 7:39 PM

"for a much more spread out crowd than their Shea set a few days earlier"

Why don't you just say there was nobody there instead of bullshitting us with that very awkwardly written sentence.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2014 10:14 AM

didn't help that it was pretty cold there that night - the wind was whipping

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2014 11:41 AM

So she just completely changes her look every three months?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2014 2:29 PM

I had never heard of Joanna Gruesome til this show
The set was like 20 min long wtf
The music was ok but I'd be better off with ice cream

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2014 11:03 PM

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