Throbbing Gristle’s first NYC show @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple – pics & video
photos by Zach Dilgard
“Their rendition of “In The Shadow of the Sun” was captivating and excruciatingly loud – the Brooklyn Masonic Temple is a good venue if handled correctly, contra los gentes del Yelp. But the 40 minutes of throb by some other guy was far less so. There’s a line between “blowing minds” and “insulting people” and it is very important to dance about that line sometimes. It’s where the confrontation and captivation of any kind of aggressive/transgressive music comes from. Forty minutes of throb guy never quite made it back over the line.
The house lights were on for their entire closing set, which sorely vexed some gentleman in the upper deck, or as I liked to call it, “The Class of Nuke ‘Em High”. Maybe he just wanted to smoke a joint, or perhaps he never considered that those four on stage might actually want to look at the people who dropped nearly 40 bucks to see them. How surreal must that be?”
[here there be rodents]
Throbbing Gristle played their first US show in 28 years last night at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple (4/16). It was also their first-ever NYC show. Their second, which will be their first-ever Manhattan show, is tonight (4/17) at Le Poisson Rouge, and then it’s off to Coachella followed by a tour that brings them back to the Masonic Temple again, for their 3rd-ever NYC show on April 28th. More pictures from last night, and some videos, below…
We’ll have more and varied Throbbing Gristle cover over the course of the next two weeks. Stay tuned. All dates HERE.