Archers of Loaf played Bowery Ballroom w/ Pipe (pics, setlist)
photos by Joe McCabe
Archers of Loaf at Bowery Ballroom 4/26/12
Archers of Loaf teamed up with fellow reunited '90s Chapel Hill band/Merge labelmates Pipe for a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on 4/26 with Hundred Visions. The show was one of two in NYC for Archers of Loaf, who also played MHOW on 4/29 with Titus Andronicus and Sun Ladders. Archers of Loaf played a solid mix of material off all four of their full lengths and reached into other parts of their back catalog as well. Here's what My Old Kentucky Blog had to say about the show:
A strong performance of "You and Me" built momentum into a one-two punch from 1996 release All the Nation's Airports, "Distance Comes in Droves" and "Scenic Pastures," which launched a sing-along that pretty much continued for the rest of the show. The vibe reached a fever pitch for "Audiowhore," which gave way to the happiest moshers I've seen. No rudeness, just a group of fans hyped up and grateful to bask in the raw, lively goodness the Archers are known for.
Their songs sounded just as fresh today as when they were released in the 1990s. Archers of Loaf are very much in good form, proving good rock doesn't have an expiration date.
More pictures, video and setlist from the Bowery Ballroom show below.
Archers of Loaf - "Smokin' Pot in the Hot City" at Bowery Ballroom 4/26/12
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Archers of Loaf Bowery Ballroom Setlist: (via)
Lowest Part Is Free
You and Me
Distance Comes in Droves
Greatest of All Time
Web in Front
Harnessed in Slums
All Hail The Black Market
Smoking Pot in the Hot City
Dead Red Eyes
Form and File