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Boadrum777 (more here)

After events in NYC on 9/9/9 and 8/8/8 with nine and 88 drummers respectively, the original Boadrum show in DUMBO on 7/7/7 with 77 drummers will be released on video:

On July 7th, 2007 at 7:07 PM, Japanese group Boredoms, orchestrated a performance by 77 drummers at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, NY. Nearly three years later, the experience is finally making its way to DVD. 77 Boa Drum is the official live performance documentary of the event, complete with behind the scenes rehearsal footage, interviews, and of course, lots of footage of the actual performance.

The momentous event was filmed by Jun Kawaguchi and his crew, web-TV sites like VBS TV, Viva-Radio, and several unknown You Tube cameramen. Kawaguchi, a big fan of Boredoms, had spent a decade chronicling the band's live performances and the 77 Boa Drum concert was no different. After editing his footage together with live footage captured and posted on You Tube, the 89 minute documentary was born.

The DVD will see release in the US on Thrill Jockey Records on September 7th and come with a series of photo postcards not available in the Japanese edition.

The movie is being screened on Wednesday, September 1st @ IndieScreen (285 Kent Avenue) at 8 and 10PM. Dig on the trailer, cover art, as well as more YouTube videos (some of them which might be on the DVD) from that show, below...

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photos by Paul Birman


  1. "just had my first BOREDOMS live moment, not far from best music experience possible" - Vincent Moon
  2. "FUCK YEAH BOREDOMS :DDDD acid police was amazing." - Ivy Liu
  3. "Boredoms 9-9-9 show was unreal/intense! Danga' dang dang. Lichens opened & couldn't have been a better fit." - Forest Juziuk
  4. "the boredoms just performed one of the most beautiful sets i've ever heard" - Luke Crawford
  5. "Boredoms = epic epic epic." - Kenya Jones
  6. "Boredoms were HOLY MOTHERFUCKIN AMAZING. Zach Hill was one of the drummers, and the guy from Soft Circle... not sure of the rest" - Anonymous
  7. "Boredoms play a set of hits with nine drum bliss..." - robbym
  8. "BTW, the Boredoms show earlier tonight was easily one of the best live shows I've ever attended. Despite the annoying crowd...- Matt Hawkins
  9. "Boadrum 9 was one of the best moments of my life" - Justin Chun"
Lichens opened. Boredoms hit the stage at 9:09 pm. 99 pictures below...

Continue reading "99 pictures & 9 reviews of the Boredoms' Boadrum 9 @ Terminal 5 in NYC on 9/9/9"

Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC in March 2008 (Trent Wolbe)

First came 7/7/7, then 8/8/8, and in 2009 the Boredoms will bring their Boadrum 9 drumming show to NYC's Terminal 5 on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009. Unlike past "Boadrum" events though, this one is not free. In fact, Tickets go on presale Wednesday, June 17th at 11am. General sale starts Friday, June 19th at noon.

Also unlike last year's NYC Boadrum show, the actual Boredoms will be there, BUT it's questionable whether there will be 99 drummers along with them (and not just because it seems impossible given the venue they've chosen)...

Last year there were two simultaneous Boadrum events - the real Boredoms were at the one in LA while 88 other drummers led by Gang Gang Dance performed on the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn (home of this year's Pool Parties). The year before that there were 77 drummers in Dumbo.

This year's show (9/9/9) is four days before the band plays the ATP NY Fest, and though details are limited for the NYC show at this second, the ATP show (taking place on 9/13/9) is advertising that "the Boredoms will continue their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage." Probably just 9 at Terminal 5 too? UPDATE: yes, 9 drummers. confirmed.

Boredoms did play NYC in 2008 also, but it was a non-Boadrum show at Terminal 5 (they must have liked it there).

Besides those gigs, the band is also scheduled to play a Pacific Ocean cruise on July 22nd, during the next solar eclipse. Joining them will be Gang Gang Dance and Japanese band Goma. More info on that show, with a poster, below...

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Boss Hog @ Maxwell's (more by Tim Griffin)
Boss Hog

Friday will feature a first New York show in a long time by The Jesus Lizard and newly announced, ATP favourites Iron and Wine. They will join the Don't Look Back shows also taking place on Friday: The Feelies performing Crazy Rhythms, New York's finest Suicide performing their first LP, Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs and The Drones performing Wait Long By The River... The evening will be rounded off with the Comedy Stage hosted and curated by the one and only David Cross.

Saturday is curated by ATP and is headlined by Animal Collective and an exclusive performance by Panda Bear. Other confirmed acts include the newly announced Boss Hog, Deerhunter and Bridezilla, plus the previously announced Melvins, Black Dice, Dead Meadow, Autolux, EL-P, Akron Family, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound and the hotly tipped Sleepy Sun.

Sunday is curated by the outlandish Flaming Lips. Every act that plays will perform an exclusive special show, bespoke for this event. First up are the Boredoms who will continue their BOREDRUM [BOADRUM?] series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. No Age will perform a whole LP by Husker Du including special guest vocalist [um... Bob Mould?]. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) and more. Finally Stardeath and White Dwarfs also join the line-up, with lots more to be announced!

This is great. Full (current) lineup (in list format), and more info, below...

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On August 8th, 2008 [8.8.08], Nike Sportswear will present Boredoms' 88Boadrum -- an unprecedented aural and visual experience, on the same day in New York and Los Angeles.
Today is 8/7/8. Tomorrow is 8/8/8. Here's who will be drumming at the LA show...

Continue reading "the list of 88 drummers playing 8 / 8 / 8 (in LA)"


Today is 8/7/8. Tomorrow is 8/8/8. Here's who will be drumming at the NYC show...

Continue reading "the list of 88 drummers playing 8 / 8 / 8 (in NYC)"


88 on 8/8/8. Tickets are available for Brooklyn and LA.

77Boadrum in Brooklyn - 7/7/07 (more)
Boredoms 77 drums

...Japanese psych-noise-crazy-genius-types Boredoms will once again bring the clattering of oh-so-many drums to the States this summer, in a bi-coastal sequel to last year's wildly successful 77BoaDrum event. This time out, they're calling it 88BoaDrum, and performances of the brand new 88-minute composition from Boredoms leader Eye will take place August 8 (8/8/08, you see) in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York.

The Los Angeles event will take place beginning at 8:08 PM PST at the city's famed La Brea Tar Pits, and will feature 88 drummers selected by both the Boredoms and 88Boadrum artistic director Hisham Bharoocha of Soft Circle. The New York event, conducted on behalf of the Boredoms by Brooklyn's own Gang Gang Dance, goes down at 8:08 PM EST at the Williamsburg waterfront.

Both BoaDrums will be free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for entry. They'll be available starting Friday, July 18 at brownpapertickets.com, at L.A.'s Amoeba Records and the L.A. County Museum of Art, or at New York's Other Music and Sound Fix Records. Only one ticket will be available per person.

88BoaDrum is presented by Nike Sportswear, who will bring you the commemorative "88Boadrum NSW Tee collection". Attendees will be able to purchase t-shirts, featuring designs by Eye, that will be hand-screened at the events... [Pitchfork]

This has been rumored since last year, and as many have pointed out, is during All Points West. it's also the first day the 2008 Summer Olympics, Iggy Pop @ Terminal 5 and Hercules & Love Affair at Irving Plaza.


Viva Radio presents an exclusive online video companion to the Boredoms 77 Boadrum legacy drum event. On July 7th, 2007, devoted participants and fans gathered at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood to experience an ensemble of 77 drummers performing as “one giant instrument” under the direction of Japanese music legends the Boredoms.

A compilation of video interviews with participating drummers and extended documentation from this once in a lifetime performance, Viva Radio’s 77 Boadrum website also includes a rare interview with Boredoms leader Yamantaka Eye. Interviews were conducted throughout the morning and early afternoon prior to the staging of the event. Each interview, in which drummers were asked to answer one question in seven seconds, reveals unique and personal reflections in anticipation of the performance.

Press release continued below....

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