photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
“It is still tough to play it cool when a crowd goes as nuts as you guys did @glasslands last night. Thank you for an amazing show.” – @CYMBLS_EAT_GTRS
Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Glasslands 12/30/2014
Cymbals Eat Guitars headlined Glasslands’ penultimate night (12/30) on Kent Avenue last night, and the venue was as packed as I’ve ever seen it. As the band mentioned in their above tweet, the crowd was indeed going nuts, at least the 75 or so nearest the stage. No crowd surfing, but a constant, simmering pit and lots of pumped fists. The band, who’ve been touring most of the last six months or so on the back of their great new album LOSE, were definitely feeding off crowd energy and were just terrific. Joseph D’Agostino was drenched in sweat by the third song. Before the encore, they brought up the Zambri sisters to sing, and Hooray for Earth’s Noel Heroux to play guitar, though he spent much if his time onstage bear-hugging D’Agostino. It was a very Glasslands moment.
The rest of the line-up was also very Glasslands, with Keepaway (who peppered their set with “Goodbye Glasslands” robot voice samples), Mon Khmer (who may have played the venue more than any other band), and Air Waves (Brian from Hospitality was filling in on bass). Everyone was in (and full of) good spirits. With all the new art they’ve put up everywhere, the place maybe has never looked better. The DJs for the evening were spinning Super Hits of the ’90s which kept people lingering after CEG finished (and loudly singing along to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose”). Pictures from the night are in this post.
Tonight (12/31), Glasslands’ New Year’s Eve Party, is the last-ever night for the venue. which has been in operation since 2006. (And with that the block of Kent/S2 goes dark, musically.) Tonight’s show, which sold out basically instantly, still has a mystery lineup but they have revealed tonight’s set times: 9:30, 10:30, 12:05, 1:30. (Who are your guesses for the final lineup?) They also warn that everyone is on the will call list, so go early or be ready for a line. If you didn’t get tickets and still want to say goodbye in person, after the bands finish at 2:30 AM the place will be open for anyone to stop by.
More pics from Tuesday’s Cymbals Eat Guitars show, below…
Cymbals Eat Guitars
after the show everyone posed for a Polaroid…
Other songs we heard the DJ play:
PJ Harvey – Down by the Water
Fiona Apple – Criminal
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Paula Cole – Where Have All the Cowboys Gone
Alanis Morrisette – Head Over Feet AND You Oughta Know
Hole – Celebrity Skin
Beck – Loser
Semisonic – Closing Time
Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do