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Mac DeMarco, Thieves Like Us and Dignan Porch @ Captured Tracks CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Mac DeMarco / Thieves Like Us @ MHOW, 10/24/2012
Marc DeMarco
Thieves Like Us

Mac DeMarco was one of this year’s CMJ’s more entertaining players, his shows a mix of solid musicianship, and gleefully anarchic humor. No place was this more on display than the Captured Tracks official CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (10/18) where he made jokes about his anatomy, flung himself into the crowd and made out with a (random?) girl near the stage. And some great songs too (his Mac DeMarco II had come out that week), with a backing band that could actually, y’know, play.

Less of an impression was made with the two previous bands. Dance outfit Thieves Like Us had it together but mostly lacked that certain something to make it special, though “Drugs in My Body” sounded great and the’ve come a long way from when I saw them open for New Young Pony Club in 2006. Openers Dignan Porch, making their first trip from the UK, were fine but not the most engaging live act.

We missed headliners DIIV (we’ve seen them a few times this year already) but there are more pics from DeMarco, Thieves Like Us and Dignan Porch (who are in Austin tonight [10/24]) below.

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Marc DeMarco

Dignan Porch – 2012 Tour Dates
10/24/12 Austin Mohawk United States
10/26/12 Phoenix, AZ Yucca Tap Room United States
10/27/12 San Diego Tin Can United States
10/28/12 Los Angeles Part Time Punks United States
10/31/12 Portland Bunk Bar United States w/ Turps
11/01/12 Vancouver Waldorf Canada
11/02/12 Seattle Comet Tavern United States
11/03/12 Missoula, MO The Palace United States
11/06/12 Chicago Empty Bottle United States
11/08/12 Toronto The Silver Dollar Canada
11/10/12 New Haven Cafe Nine United States

Thieves Like Us – 2012 Tour Dates
10/25/12 Tijuana TBD United States
10/26/12 Mexico City Imperial United States

Mac DeMarco – 2012 Tour Dates
10/25/12 Middletown, CT Wesleyan United States
11/14/12 Toronto, ON Drake Hotel Canada
11/19/12 London BIRTHDAYS United Kingdom
11/20/12 Manchester Deaf Institute (basement) United Kingdom
11/21/12 Bristol Start The Bus United Kingdom
11/22/12 Brighton Green Door Store United Kingdom
11/23/12 Brussels Bota Witloofbar Belgium
11/24/12 Amsterdam De Nieuwe Anita Netherlands
11/25/12 Berlin Monarch Germany
11/27/12 Oslo Mono Norway
11/28/12 Stockholm Fritz’s Corner @ Lilla Hotellbaren Sweden
11/29/12 Copenhagen Spillestedet Stengade Denmark
11/30/12 Hamburg Baalsaal Germany
12/01/12 Utrecht le guess who @ Ekko Netherlands
12/02/12 Paris Point Ephemere France
12/03/12 Dijon Deep Inside France
12/04/12 Milan Rocket Italy
12/05/12 St. Gallen Palace St. Gallen Switzerland
12/06/12 Lyon Le Sonic France
12/07/12 Toulon Midi Festival France
12/08/12 Barcelona Primavera Club @ Mercat de les Flors PB Spain

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