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We Barbarians played Governors Island (pics), playing Mercury Lounge, touring w/ Ra Ra Riot (dates)

photos by Gabi Porter, words by Rachel Kowal

We Barbarians

After Young Man, the second act of the evening, We Barbarians, stepped up the intensity with their pounding drums and deeper and more desperate vocals. In between songs, Young Man talked enthusiastically about playing in Paris. We Barbarians told the audience to buy more beer. After playing a handful of songs, including a cover of a David Byrne/Brian Eno song and a couple of new tunes from their upcoming EP, the group expressed their excitement to be playing and offered some concluding words. “Thanks for showing us a good time. This is an amazing setting, so thank you, you guys. We’ll play one more and give you what you’ve been waiting for.”

If you missed them, they open for Maps & Atlases & Cults at Mercury Lounge on Thursday before heading back to California and then going on tour with Ra Ra Riot. All dates and more Governors Island pictures below…

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Young Man opened this show.

Local Natives headlined this show.

We Barbarians – 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 12 – MERCURY LOUNGE w/ Cults New York, NY
Aug 14 – THE LAB w/ The Union Line Costa Mesa, CA
Sep 9 – THE ECHO Los Angeles, California
Sep 11 – BOTTOM OF THE HILL San Francisco, CA
Sep 18 – LOBSTER FEST San Pedro, CA
Sep 27 – PEARL STREET w/ Ra Ra Riot Northampton, MA
Sep 28 – TOAD’S PLACE w/ Ra Ra Riot New Haven, CT
Sep 29 – THE MET CAFE w/ Ra Ra Riot Providence, RI
Oct 1 – ROYALE BOSTON w/ Ra Ra Riot Boston, MA
Oct 2 – TROCADERO w/ Ra Ra Riot Philadelphia, PA
Oct 3 – DIESEL w/ Ra Ra Riot Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 4 – BLIND PIG w/ Ra Ra Riot Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 5 – METRO w/ Ra Ra Riot Chicago, IL
Oct 7 – VARSITY THEATRE w/ Ra Ra Riot Minneapolis, MN
Oct 8 – WAITING ROOM w/ Ra Ra Riot Omaha, NE
Oct 9 – GRANADA THEATRE w/ Ra Ra RIot Lawrence, KS
Oct 11 – BLUEBIRD THEATRE w/ Ra Ra Riot Denver, CO
Oct 12 – IN THE VENUE w/ Ra Ra Riot Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 13 – CRYSTAL BAY CLUB w/ Ra Ra Riot Crystal Bay, NV

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