Cap’n Jazz, Lightning Bolt, No Age & the DeathSet played Brooklyn Bowl/Williamsburg Waterfront (pics & video)
photos by Leia Jospe
Cap’n Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl….
Sunday was an eventful day. TheDeathSet kicked off the ‘Pool Party’ at Williamsburg Waterfront in the afternoon, but was quickly told to stop due to rain. The organizers got on stage and announced that the free show was moving to Brooklyn Bowl, and the race was on. Those lucky enough to get to Brooklyn Bowl quick enough were let in before the show reached capacity, but thousands of others who had planned on seeing Lightning Bolt, No Age… and the only NYC appearance of the reunited Cap’n Jazz, were out of luck.
Luckily Cap’n Jazz was also playing that night at Maxwell’s in NJ, and No Age were playing Death By Audio, so a few more people got to see each of them (especially Cap’n Jazz) (though you had to decide between Cap’n Jazz and Universal Order of Armageddon).
Back to Brooklyn Bowl though…
“Cap’n Jazz was amazing, no better word for it. Tim Kinsella’s stage presence was ridiculous and prickish in the best way possible. When people jumped on the stage to crowd surf, he’d push them before they were ready. He rolled on the crowd while he sang, grabbed the shoe off one guy as he floated past, held the French horn comically high above him when he played, and was just all around entertaining. Davey von Bohlen was also really into it. He thrashed on the guitar, rocked out with the drummer, and was having a blast.
The audience loved it too and knew every word. A high note was during “In the Clear” when Kinsella was supposed to scream the alphabet. He couldn’t seem to find his microphone in time and everyone picked up the slack, “A! B! C!” Kinsella shrugged.
“Oh Messy Life” and “Little League” were other high points to the show, the audience seemed to go most crazy for Cap’n Jazz’s only cover song, “Take On Me.” People danced and screamed the words, the same words Kinsella read from a paper as he sang.” [NY Press]
Hopefully Cap’n Jazz announce more dates for those who missed them.
For No Age, this was the second year in a row that they played a Pool Party in Brooklyn Bowl due to rain,
More pictures and some Cap’n Jazz videos from Sunday’s show at Brooklyn Bowl (and Williamsburg Waterfront), below…
The Death Set @ Williamsburg Waterfront…
No Age @ Brooklyn Bowl…
More pictures HERE.
Cap’n Jazz “Basil’s Kite” @ Brooklyn Bowl
Cap’n Jazz at Brooklyn Bowl