Entries tagged with: South Street Seaport
photos by Chris La Putt
"Bear in Heaven for free at the seaport. Amazing." - Alyssa Lewis
Bear Heaven @ the Seaport
After missing their chance to play South Street Seaport last week, but with plans to be back in NYC to play Cake Shop and Monster Island this week anyway, YellowFever made a surprise appearance as the openers of the South Street Seaport show this week (last night, Friday, July 9th). Two days earlier, the Austin band released this statement...
"After enjoying the fine facilities at the Harris County Jail, bologna sandwiches, cute orange outfits, new friends, and *very* public restrooms, we are pleased to announce that we will be continuing our tour tonight in New York! We intended to kick off our tour by flying to NY to play the Seaport show, and returning to Texas to drive our hippy camp-wagon through the glorious South over the 4th of July weekend, but were rudely interrupted by the TSA who decided to cart me off to jail for forgetting a kitchen knife in my backpack and accidentally carrying it through airport security. Anyway, after our brief meeting with The Man in court Tuesday morning we drove straight to New York." - Jennifer Moore, YellowFeverNote Jennifer's cute orange outfit in the pictures below.
YellowFever were followed by Zola Jesus who was followed by the biggest hit of the night, Brooklyn's own Bear in Heaven. More pictures from the free Seaport Music Series show (part of the River to River series), below...
photos by Chris La Putt
"Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said Friday that it closed a second store in New York due to a bed bug infestation.Beach Fossils jumped in last minute to replace YellowFever as the band that played with Woven Bones outside on the stage at South Street Seaport on Friday evening (7/2). Concert-goers were not at risk of acquiring bed bugs as those were safely locked away in the padlocked Abercrombie store inside the location's adjoining mall.
The preppy teen clothing seller said it closed a Hollister store on Thursday in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. That location is expected to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
It closed a second location, an Abercrombie & Fitch store in the South Street Seaport, on Friday for the same reason." [Huffington Post]
The next free Seaport show will feature The Old 97's on the 4th of July...
"Texas on Tour is a high-tech, interactive, roadshow featuring virtual reality, green screen video and photography, interactive games and more. Texas on Tour transports the consumer to unique outdoor Texas experiences that are highly entertaining, educational and personalized - from a virtual reality kayaking trip through Texas waterways to a dome theater offering a glimpse of the seven diverse regions of Texas.Grab a free 3-song EP when when you become friends with the band on Facebook.
Visitors can "picture themselves in Texas" and stroll along a Texas beach through the use of green screen technology. Live performances from a variety of Texas musicians and entertainers will also be featured.
Don't miss the special LIVE performance by The Old 97s on July 4th at 7pm."
More pictures from the Beach Fossils and Woven Bones show below...
Jennifer Moore, armed & dangerous (more by Tim Griffin)
We have some unfortunate news about our show tonight. Jennifer Moore of YellowFever was detained at the airport in Houston this morning. YellowFever played a gig last night in Houston and were scheduled to grab an early flight to New York City this morning. A sleep-deprived Jennifer (who works by day at Rudy's BBQ in Austin), forgot to take a chef's knife out of her carry on. Long story short, she was arrested at the airport and won't be able to make it to NYC. Jennifer has NO prior criminal record and we have been assured that the incident is a big misunderstanding. We wish her well as they sort out the details.Bummer! But at least we are safe now. I kid. Hopefully everything gets taken care of in time for YellowFever to make it to New Orleans by July 3rd and then back to NYC to play Cake Shop on July 8th. Those dates and more HERE.
Not to worry, our evening will kick off at 6pm with a DJ set by Mike Wolf followed by Woven Bones and local favorite Beach Fossils.
Please join us for the kick-off to another great summer here at the Seaport.
So that means Beach Fossils have yet another show. You may have caught them last night at Bruar Falls and they're also playing July 4th at Water Taxi Beach in LIC. More info on that party and the rest of their dates HERE.
photos by Chris La Putt
"Awesome Apples in Stereo show with Brooklyn Phil & Youth Chorus at South St. Seaport, and fireworks too!" - Steven Wright-Mark
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus with members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic performed Saturday at South Street Seaport and then joined headliner Apples in Stereo on stage for their final song, "Energy". And then there were fireworks. The full setlist with lots more pictures from the free show, below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Drake "at" South Street Seaport (more by Leia Jospe)
After a concert at the South Street Seaport last week was canceled when an over-capacity crowd for the rapper Drake and the pop band Hanson became rowdy and aggressive, the Seaport's owner has canceled two more planned concerts there, including a show by Kesha, the pop singer who has one of the biggest songs of the year.So to reiterate, only Paper Mag shows at the Seaport are moving/canceled (and they were never even announced yet). All announced Seaport shows go on as planned. Those include River to River Fest's Seaport Music series (which kicks off with Apples in Stereo children's show on Saturday and continues with Woven Bones & Yellow Fever on July 2nd) and the Sound Bites Lunchtime shows that have been happening on Wednesdays (the last of which is June 30th with Toys and Tiny Instruments Band).
In a letter to Community Board No. 1 of Manhattan sent on June 16, the day after the show, a representative of General Growth Properties, the mall operator that owns the Seaport, said that it had "chosen to cancel any forthcoming concerts in conjunction with Paper magazine," which organized the Drake concert, where seven people were injured and two arrested. In an interview with The New York Times last week, David Hershkovits, an editor and publisher of the magazine, said the magazine had planned for two more shows this summer, by Kesha, the "TiK ToK" singer, and the New York band Ratatat. [NY Times]
In related news, one of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" pianos is set up at the Seaport (and so far nobody has thrown it off a balcony or anything). Videos of people playing that (including J Roddy Walston and The Business) are below...
people waiting for Drake @ The Seaport (more by Leia Jospe)
"The police are looking into the causes of the rowdy scene at South Street Seaport in Manhattan on Tuesday night when a way-overcapacity crowd turned out for a free concert by the rapper Drake and the pop band Hanson..."Tik Tok" videos below...
..."We're taking a hard look at it ourselves to see what the appropriate mechanisms or configuration of that area should be," [Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly] said. "We want to look at how this particular event was promoted. We want to learn from this."...
...[Paper Magazine's David] Hershkovits said Paper was intending to put on more free shows at the Seaport this summer. (Other promoters are responsible for Seaport Music, another free series there.) One of the scheduled performers is Kesha, the pop singer whose song "Tik Tok" is one of the biggest hits of the year, having sold 4.9 million downloads.
"I don't anticipate that happening for Kesha the same way," Mr. Hershkovits said. "I don't think this means anything more than what happened last night." [NY Times]
at the Seaport last night (HyperBeautiful)
Today (Wednesday, June 16th)'s free afternoon Sound Bites Lunchtime Seaport show with Ribbons has been cancelled. The reason is the weather, though, even if it was sunny out, it's probably for the best. The Seaport needs a rest after last night's hectic Drake/Hanson/Ninjasonik show where chairs were thrown, people scaled buildings, and nobody actually got to play more than a song. Some more videos from that chaotic scene below...
photos by Leia Jospe
Drake show @ South Street Seaport (more by Chris La Putt)
Senseless violence marred a Drake concert at South Street Seaport Tuesday night, prompting police to pull the plug on the show before the rap phenom ever had a chance to grab a mic. "Everybody was pushing up, trying to get to the front," said Tamika Johnson, 31, of East New York, Brooklyn. Johnson and her 6-year-old daughter were among thousands who turned out for the free show, part of a publicity blitz marking the release of the up-and-coming Canadian rapper's debut album, "Thank Me Later." "People in the front started leaving because they were getting crushed," Johnson said. "Then they started throwing bottles from the balconies." Fights broke out as rowdies tossed flower pots from the upper floors of the Seaport down onto the crowd on the street, said Jasmine Arroyo, 23, of Brooklyn. Arroyo said the scene turned into "a madhouse" as people on the street began firing plastic bottles and "any object they could find" at the flower-pot-hurlers. [Daily News]Video of stuff being hurled from Pizzeria Uno into the crowd (and vice versa), and a second set of pictures from the "show" (the first set was HERE), below...
photos by Chris La Putt
"dear lord, i hope the Pizzeria Uno is ok" - Isfet
Chris La Putt was on hand to see Ninjasonik play less than one song at South Street Seaport this fine Tuesday evening (6/15). As previously mentioned, not counting Hanson's soundcheck, that was all the music the giant crowd got to hear. Headliners Hanson and Drake never got to perform as the cops quickly shut down the free show to be safe. They potentially either stopped or started a riot. Taking their lead, Chris ran right home. His pictures (mostly from the point of view of the photopit in front of the stage), including more of the Pizzeria Uno acrobat, and a video showing the chaos (which doesn't compare to the video that shows people throwing things), below...
"Had to cancel the free NYC show today because of a crazy audience that was braking things at the mixing board. -Z" - Hanson (about 7:20 pm)
"Police are shutting down the show at South Seaport! I'm on my way anyways...Drizzy Hendrix Woodstock 2010" - Drake (about 7:30pm)
"Hope everybody is able to stay calm and that things don't get out of hand. Again we are sorry that we could not play! -Isaac" - Hanson (about 7:30 pm)
"NYPD will not let me go on stage tonight" - Drake (around 7:32)
South Street Seaport around 7pm - June 15, 2010 (AON_Boss_Casino)
Hanson is supposed to be on stage performing as I type this. Ninjasonik played half a song. Drake is... on his way to the show? Hopefully everyone remains calm. No riots.
Some more pictures of the action (update: HERE.. and) unfolding below....
by Bill Pearis
If you missed The Wedding Present performing their classic 1989 album Bizarro at Bowery Ballroom in April, you've got another chance to see these British indie rock legends in NYC -- they'll be playing Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport on August 13. it is part of the Seaport Music Festival series presented by the River to River Festival. No opener has been announced yet.
The Wedding Present were fantastic at Bowery, playing Bizarro with all the manic, string-destroying energy it had 20 years ago. They also played a warm up set of new and classic, non-Bizarro songs. There's video at the bottom of this post of them tearing through the eight-minute epic "Take Me!" from the Bowery Show.
That looks to be the last of the shows at the Seaport which will play host to such bands as Bear in Heaven, Thee Oh Sees, Avi Buffalo, Yacht, Best Coast and Free Energy before then. The first show in the Seaport Music series is Saturday, June 26 with the Apples in Stereo being joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Tuesday, June 15th, at the Seaport, Paper Magazine is presenting Drake, Hanson and Ninjasonic. That will be bananas.
And while on the subject, Ribbons play my Sound Bites Lunchtime Series, also at the Seaport, this Wednesday at 1PM.
Full Seaport Music Festival schedule, and that live Wedding Present video are after the jump.
UPDATE: this show didn't go as planned.
another free show at South Street Seaport this summer...
photos by Chris La Putt
"Memorial Day weekend marks the return of the Fulton Stall Market, the only outdoor food market serving lower Manhattan's historic Seaport District.In its second year, the 2010 market features a hand-picked collection of locally produced seasonal fruits and vegetables, handmade cheeses, organic breads, cut flowers and potted plants, area roasted coffee, and New York state wines. Approximately a dozen vendors will occupy the 16 former fish stalls that line South Street between Fulton and Beekman Streets.The Fulton Stall Market opened on Sunday which was also the kick-of of Bill's Sound Bites Lunchtime Series which will host free shows at the Seaport each Wednesday in June (from noon-2pm). The first band to play, after Bill's DJ set, was North Highlands...
Located on South Street b/w Beekman & Fulton Street at the old Fulton Fish Market- Wednesdays and Sundays, noon - 6pm"
"This Sunday during Memorial Day weekend North Highlands a Brooklyn quintet fronted on keys and lead vocals by Brenda Malvini, graced the stage. They played accessible and contagious music that is bouncy, poppy and dreamy. The folk instruments like the mandolin and violin were delightfully integrated into an orchestral mix of keys, drums and electric guitar. The drumming was especially awesome.More pictures of the market and the band, below...
Brenda's voice has a smooth tonality with playful breathy aspects that are immediately endearing. When the band revs up in intensity her voice and mannerisms animate to engage the audience. North Highlands is a tight and spunky band that has lots of heart. I loved them." [OCM]
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Loose Limbs - Red Hands (MP3)
While we wait for the new Seaport Music Festival website and the full (we already know the partial) line-up of who is playing this summer (and even more is listed below), you can check out the first vinyl offering from Seaport Music Records: a 7" from gargey Brooklyn trio Loose Limbs. (Seaport Music released a digital Christmas single last year you may remember.) You can download the A-side, "Red Hands," at the top of this post. The single was produced by Dean Baltulonis who did the new Hold Steady record.
There's a record release party tonight (5/6) at Bruar Falls where Loose Limbs will be playing with Matamoros, Imaginary Friends, and Ghost Trio. Loose limbs also play at the Knitting Factory on May 22 as part of the Eye and Ear Festival, and will open for Free Energy and Best Coast at the Seaport on July 23.
In other Seaport Music Festival news, it's just been announced that Austin bands Woven Bones and YellowFever play on July 2 as a warm up before the festival kicks in proper with Bear in Heaven and Zola Jesus on July 9. And So Cow has been added to the July 16 show with Thee Oh Sees and Golden Triangle.
YellowFever has also been added as opener to both of the final Voxtrot shows at Bowery Ballroom which happen towards the end of June.
Click through for the Seaport Schedule as it stands now -- I'm told there's more to come -- plus a flyer for the Bruar Falls show and all Loose Limbs dates.
Neon Indian @ MWTX in Austin (more by Bryan Bruchman)
will be playing with Avi Buffalo at their free South Street Seaport show, as part of the summer series there, on July 30th. The almost-full schedule of free Seaport Music shows will be announced soon, but it already also includes Best Coast, Thee Oh Sees, Bear in Heaven, YACHT, Zola Jesus and others.
UPDATE: Though announced in a set of Avi Buffalo tour dates, I was informed that Neon Indian is NOT playing South Street Seaport (I guess he was supposed to... but probably took a different summer show... stay tuned for who is playing and where Neon Indian is playing instead. sorry.)
UPDATE 2: Chad VanGaalen is playing with Avi Buffalo at the Seaport on July 30th.
Before then, Neon Indian opens one of Massive Attack's Terminal 5 shows, and has their own show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 17th. Tickets are still on sale for the MHOW show (and for Terminal 5 too).
More tour dates for both are below...
by Andrew Frisicano
Zola Jesus @ Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Lori Baily)
Zola Jesus, singer Nika Roza Danilova who's been likened to Diamanda Galas, Siouxsie and Karin Andersson (check out for yourself above), has a few notable shows coming up this June and July. First, she's on the bill for NXNE in Toronto June 14th-20th.
After that, she comes to NYC for a show on June 19th at Glasslands.
Then later im the summer, Zola Jesus plays with Bear in Heaven at their free South Street Seaport show on July 9th. Bear in Heaven also play Terminal 5 with Metric on May 16th, and have a ton of tour dates (including some with Twin Sister), which are posted below.
Further, you can catch Zola Jesus supporting Wolf Parade at Terminal 5 on July 13th (and on a couple of their dates on the West Coast). Tickets are still on sale. That's around the same time Wolf Parade's new record, Expo 86, comes out on Sub Pop. The cover is below.
All tour dates for Zola Jesus and Bear in Heaven below...
Most importantly, [The Old 97's] have fun while they're performing. [Frontman Rhett] Miller brings an almost hyper energy to the stage, especially with renditions of "Great Barrier Reef," "Roller Skate Skinny," and "Big Brown Eyes." He intermittently turns the stage over to bassist Murry Hammond, whose softer vocals, typified by "West Texas Teardrops," provide a welcome contrast. The faster songs brought a contagious energy that caused us to jump around, singing along at the top our lungs. Meanwhile the slower, heartfelt ones gave us moments to pause, hold each other, and reflect on the music's evocative powers. I don't think it's possible to hear Miller sing "Question" and not want to hold your partner's hand. [InbetweenBlog]The above review is from The Old 97's show at Stubb's in Austin last night (4/14).
The band has more shows coming up this summer. Those include three free shows in July: one in New York, one in Chicago, and in San Francisco. That NYC date takes place on Sunday, July 4th at South Street Seaport. The show is free, but it isn't one of the Seaport Music Series shows that happen on Fridays in July and August. Still no word on who will play the 4th of July show in Battery Park, also in lower Manhattan.
Recent videos of Rhett and crew and all tour dates are below...
South Street Seaport (more by Chris La Putt)
South Street Seaport, NYC (part of the River to River Festival)
July 02 - TBA
July 09 - Bear in Heaven &
TBA Zola Jesus
July 16 - Thee Oh Sees & Golden Triangle
July 23 - Free Energy & Best Coast & Loose Limbs
July 30 - Avi Buffalo &
TBA Chad VanGaalen
Aug 06 - YACHT & TBA
Also, "The annual Children's Day at the Seaport culminates with the spectacular Target Fireworks, featuring a special performance by The Apples in Stereo accompanied by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. During the day, families can enjoy performances by Gordon from Sesame Street, Angelina Ballerina, and more, while meeting their favorite storybook characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, and Madeline. (June 26) "
And, there will be a July 4th show with the Old 97's.
Free Energy @ SXSW 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
There is much touring in DFA band Free Energy's future including that series of Daytrotter Barnstormer dates with Nathaniel Rateliff and others, the Pitchfork Festival, and three weeks on the road with Jukebox the Ghost which brings them to Bowery Ballroom on May 29th. Tickets are on sale. Miniature Tigers, who open a portion of that tour, are also on the NYC bill.
We'll also get the chance to see Free Energy this summer when they play a free show at South Street Seaport with Best Coast on Friday July 23rd, part of the annual Seaport Music Series that kicks off on July 2nd (that day's lineup and the rest of the summer's will be announced, at least in part, soon). Best Coast, who are also playing the Pitchfork Fest, recently passed through NYC and played to packed houses at Knitting Factory and Mercury Lounge.
All tour dates below...
by Bill Pearis
BrooklynVegan's got two parties tonight. Black Bubblegum is hosting an official metal showcase tonight at Fontana's (which happens right after our day party at the same venue), and we've also got the teeny tiny Loft Space party that is sold-out at this point.
One of the bands playing the loft party is Victoria Canada's Immaculate Machine, who may or may not have the lineup pictured above...
...To make life even more tricky for the band, vocalist and keyboardist Kathryn Calder, one of the remaining original members, has had to absent herself from touring after the terrible news of her mum's diagnosis with motor neurone disease; although Lynn Calder very sadly died earlier this year, Kathryn was not with the band this evening. Indeed, the touring line-up looked very different from the line-up advertised on the band's web presences, two boys apparently replaced by two girls.Immaculate Machine also play early-ish tonight (8:30) at the equally tiny Fat Baby for a showcase for their label, Mint Records. They've got trio of Canadian bands playing, most of whom rarely seem to make it down to America. Or, the East Coast at least -- most of their bands tend to be from Vancouver. In addition to Immaculate Machine, there's the garagey Pack A.D. and Hot Panda, who I caught last year at CMJ and are pretty good. The Mint Records showcase is also a good place to pick up their great fanzine, A Taste of Mint, which always features at least one classic Narduwar interview.
So, amid confusion that appeared to verge on turmoil, could the band deliver the goods live? It turned out they very much could... [John Kell, Oct 20, 2009]
And a bit off the beaten path, the folks at the Seaport Music Festival are putting on a great showcase at their Seaport on the Side gallery space (corner of Front and Beekman). The line-up, which runs from 7PM - Midnight, includes Montreal's We are Wolves, the Danish electro sounds of Spleen United, and UK hip hop act Man Like Me. UK pop artist Dan Black was supposed to play but cancelled and has been replaced by Sweden's Moonbabies who played a killer opening set at yesterday's Brooklyn Vegan day party. Do go see Moonbabies if you can. They also play earlier in the night (8:30) at Crash Mansion.
One of the many, many highlight's of yesterday's Brooklyn Vegan day party at Piano's was JEFF the Brotherhood who put on an absolutely kick-ass closing set. Tonight, they've put together a showcase for their label, Infinity Cat, featuring a slew of Nashville bands: Heavy Cream, Natural Child, Denney & the Jets, Daniel Pujol, as well as Brooklyn's Sisters.
And, of course, JEFF who you should really try and see this weekend at some point. If there was one thing missing at Pianos yesterday, it was the smoke machines Jake and Jamin tend to use (Pianos doesn't allow them) and I have a feeling they'll be in full effect tonight.
And lastly, fellow Brooklyn blog Chocolate Bobka has teamed with Underwater Peoples and twosyllable records for a pretty great night of music at The Delancey, including Holiday Shores, Real Estate, Frat Dad, Pill Wonder and more. They're also promising free moonshine, which sounds a bit deadly to me but, hey, it is Friday night.
photos by Chris La Putt
"A free concert-I only realized it was going down thins morning and hemmed and hawed about going---and then bit the bullet and went.More pictures from last night's (9/2) free John Fogerty show at South Street Seaport, below...
Meeting up with Lucy Anne who was having a abd day, we went to dinner then walked to the seaport where we stood waiting for the concert to start. A few minutes before it did some guy dressed in black cam walking by about five feet away- It was Fogerty looking like Johnny Cash.
A few minutes later he started playing with Linda Ronstadts's When will I Be loved. I walked Lucy to Brookstone before heading back to the concert which was very crowded.
He played lots of Creedence- and I either missed Down on the Corner or he didn't play it.
Everyone was singing Centerfield which he played on a guitar shaped like a bat.
He did a wicked good cover of John Denvers's Ain't it good to be Back Home Again.
His Fortunate Son had everyone screaming.
He alternated Bad Moon and Bathroom (pointing to the right) in the lyrics
I Loved Looking out My Back Door.
I loved Rock and Roll Girls
And you can't believe how loud a crowd can sing and how spastic white people can be then what happened during Proud Mary.Who needs to talk in tongues. (actually there was lots of white guys proving they can't dance tonight)
Excellent concert" [dbborroughs]
UPDATE: This show happened. THE PICTURES ARE HERE.
by Bill Pearis
The Seaport Music Festival may have had it's last show of the season when School of Seven Bells and The XX played last Friday, but there's one more Seaport Music show happening: famously cantankerous rock legend John Fogerty will play on September 2 at 7PM. Like all Seaport shows, it's free. He'll also be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman (9/3) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (9/8) around that time.
That same week, Fogerty releases his new covers album, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again, and it's a callback to his first solo album, 1973's The Blue Ridge Rangers, which found the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer doing covers of country and gospel classics. The Seaport show will be the first time he's performed these songs live, but he'll be doing his own songs as well. His band for this show is a who's who of pros too: Kenny Aronoff (drums), Billy Burnette (guitar), Jason Mowery (fiddle/mandolin), Matt Nolen (keyboards/guitar), Hunter Perrin (guitar), David Santos (bass), and James Pennebaker (pedal steel).
A few Fogerty and classic CCR live performance videos after the jump...
photos by Chris La Putt
"The xx, a four-piece from the United Kingdom, were a competent enough opening band, with interesting song structures and crystal-clear guitar lines. However, we haven't seen a more morose crew of characters in a while, and the fact that all four of them stood rooted to their positions on stage throughout the performance made them a less than inspiring live act. Still, their wistful vocals and rhythmic drum machine beats were enough to keep most the crowd entertained and happily spaced out.Friday night's show (8/14) was the final free Seaport show of the summer. Reminisce HERE. More pictures from Friday below...
School of Seven Bells, appropriately, were the highlight of the night. Only consisting of three members -- twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza and The Secret Machines' Benjamin Curtis -- the ethereal, full-bodied sound they established on their debut LP Alpininisms shone through uncommonly well. Live, their sound is similar to that of dream-pop godfathers Blonde Redhead -- unsurprising considering they've toured together -- but School of Seven Bells manages to get a lot more done in their live show." [20 Watts]
photos by Tear-N Tan
The final act was the one I knew the least about, Casiokids an electronic funk outfit from Norway. The drummer came out wearing an enormous monkey head and then things got strange. Every other European band I've seen this year has looked miserable in the surprisingly mild summer here. Casiokids came out with members wearing a crushed velvet suit, a yellow sweatshirt and long sleeve shirts. Looking online their country's average high is 69 degrees Fahrenheit in August. Add that to the high energy show, it's really kind of impressive.UK label Moshi Moshi's 10th anniversary tour visited NYC's South Street Seaport on Friday, August 7th. Casiokids, Slow Club and The Wave Pictures made up the triple-bill. Photos and videos of the show (including the Casiokids+Slow Club collaboration desribed above) are below...
The music the band played was long drawn out funk stompers that had the whole pier dancing. A few members of the band shared the singing duties, but all of their voices were so fragile and crystalline when laid over the driving grooves underneath.
Around the midway point, Rebecca from Slow Club came out and added percussive duties and re-energized everyone in the crowd and in the band. Charles donned the full monkey suit and danced around with a tambourine to everyone's enjoyment. [King of the Gigabitches]
photos by Oliver Lopena
"World-class yo-yo talent takes the stage deep in the heart of the Big Apple! The 2nd Annual International Yo-Yo Open and New York State Yo-Yo Contest brings the world's best yo-yo players to the Big Apple for a day of entertainment, education, and eye-popping yo-yo ability. This international yo-yo showdown will draw competitors from all over the world.More pictures from Saturday's South Street Seaport show, below...
In addition to watching head-spinning yo-yo tricks and the crowning of this year's New York State and International Open yo-yo champions, visitors can check out live music, DJs, breakdancers, jugglers, and spin-top and diabolo performers, and mini-contests and giveaways -- as well as try out the best in yo-yo equipment for beginners and experts." [official description of the event]