Contact Us

Duchess Says played two bananas NYC shows (pics from Shea Stadium with Future Punx & more)

Montreal’s Duchess Says wrapped up their U.S. tour in NYC with two very fun, very different, shows. As I’ve said, singer Annie-Claude Deschenes doesn’t really allow for passive viewing, and Friday night’s show at Shea Stadium (10/14) was a crowd that was ready to go bonkers. She rode on one fan’s shoulders, draped white plastic tarps over the crowd and sung underneath, got folks to take the stage while she sang from the floor and generally whipped things into a frenzy, as the band cranked out some killer synthpunk. (While Annie-Claude is clearly the focal point, Duchess Says are a pretty killer band and new album Sciences Nouvelles is their best yet.) Shea was an all-around great lineup, with tourmates Future Punx, Operator Music Band and Peeling on the bill as well. Pictures from the whole night are in the gallery above.

Then Saturday night (10/15), Duchess Says played Elvis Guesthouse, a tiny space where Annie Claude and her keyboards were in the “blue” room and the band played on the dancefloor. Mind you, she didn’t stay in there for long. There were quite a few random people there who didn’t seem to realize there was going to be live music, let alone this, who comically got pulled into the fray. A couple instagrams from Elvis Guesthouse (and a few videos from Shea) are below.

Duchess Says ⚡️⚡️⚡️

A video posted by Paul (@mallpaul) on

Montreal's Duchess Says, "I Repeat Myself". Montreal's Duchess Says, "I Repeat Myself". #duchesssays FUN!

A video posted by Amelia Halverson (@ameliaaahh) on

Duchess Says at Elvis Guesthouse

A photo posted by Bill Pearis (@soundbitesnyc) on

Duchess Says at Elvis Guesthouse.

A photo posted by Brooklyn Vegan (@brooklynvegan) on

mind blowing performance. best show I've been to all year. @duchesssays

A photo posted by Pj (@judithlightofficial) on

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!