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Grimes, Wild Nothing & DIIV played River Rocks (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Grimes at River Rocks 8/09/2012
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The weather forecast was gloomy, with thunderstorms predicted for 8 PM but the winds were with the 5000+ folk who showed up to Pier 84 for the final 2012 River Rocks show with Grimes, Wild Nothing and DIIV, the final Hudson Park River Rocks show of 2012. While the rain stayed away, the air was thick with humidity which just added to the sweaty nature of the show.

Grimes has certainly come a long way in the last two years and though she still has a nervous, conversational rapport on stage, she has become a confident performer. Flanked by two dancers and armed with bubble machines, Claire Boucher had the masses dancing (and shrieking) for a good hour. She came back for an encore, playing a brand new, “not finished” track that the audience ate up like it was “Oblivion.” They really did not want her to stop or leave the stage.

Grimes will be back in October for four sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. All Grimes dates are listed below.

The other acts of the night were of the indie rock (Captured Tracks division) variety, with Wild Nothing and DIIV. Wild Nothing played much of their new album, Nocturne, and had it for sale at the merch table, two weeks early. Setlist is in a picture below. They sounded terrific and have also come a long way and move around much more on stage.

Nobody moves more than DIIV, though. The indefatigable band never stop and put on another good set last night. This was the first date of their and Wild Nothing’s tour together and all upcoming dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Pictures, videos and setlists from last night, plus listed tour dates, are below.


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DIIV – “Air Conditioning” at River Rocks 8/9/2012

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Wild Nothing – River Rocks 8/9/2012 setlist (via @brooklynvegan)
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Grimes at River Rocks 8/9/2012

Grimes – 2012 Tour Dates
08/18 – Summer Sonic Festival – Tokyo, Japan
08/19 – Summer Sonic Festival – Osaka, Japan
09/20 – Club Soda @ POP Montreal – Montreal, QC !^
09/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON !^
09/22 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON !^
09/25 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY !^
09/26 – Paradise – Boston, MA !^
09/27 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA !^
09/28 – The Coward Shoe – Baltimore, MD !^
09/29 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC !^
10/01 – The Basement – Atlanta, GA !^
10/02 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL !^
10/03 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN !^
10/05 – INDEX Festival – Dallas, TX !^
10/06 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX !^
10/08 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ !^
10/09 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/10 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/11 – Porters Pub – San Diego, CA !^
10/13 – Treasure Island – San Francisco, CA
10/15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR !^
10/16 – Neumos – Seattle, WA !^
10/17 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC !^
10/19 – Saits The Gateway – Calgary, AB !^
10/20 – Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK !^
10/21 – Pyramid Cabaret – Seattle, WA !^
10/22 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN !^
10/23 – Metro – Chicago, IL !^
10/25 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
10/26 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY !^
10/27 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/28 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY!^
12/16-12/19 – SS Coachella Cruise – Bahamas %
12/19-12/23 – SS Coachella Cruise – Jamaica %

! with Myths
^with Elite Gymnastics
% with Pulp, Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer, Hot Chip & More

Wild Nothing / DIIV – 2012 Tour Dates
09-03 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant and Music *
09-04 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium *
09-05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
09-07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue *
09-08 Portland, OR – Musicfest NW *
09-09 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *
09-12 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
09-13 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall *
09-14 Omaha, NE – The Sandbox *
09-15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
09-16 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
09-17 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick *
09-18 Toronto, Ontario – The Great Hall *
09-19 Montreal, Quebec – II Motore *
09-20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
09-24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
09-25 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
09-26 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
09-27 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
09-28 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
09-29 Atlanta, GA – 529 *

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