Despite an arrest, Prince Rama & Deakin played Glasslands (pics), playing more shows (dates)
photos by Benjamin Lozovsky
Deakin @ Glasslands
"Just got back from it. Didn't stick around for the cowboys & indians dance party, though I probably should have. I was faced on mushrooms the whole night and felt like the place was being overrun by 16 year olds. Twice some dumb scantily-clad broads approached me to ask if I'd buy them drinks cos they were only "20". This was very different from the demographic I imagined Prince Rama and Deakin would be playing for.
Really bummed out about the arrest of Michael from Prince Rama, and the subsequent abridged setlist. But still they sounded really amazing, and Deakin's set was very cool. It's a shame most people there didn't seem to give much of a shit about the live music.
Can't believe I didn't stick around longer. What did I miss? But don't tell me a bunch of half naked 18 year old girls with face paint prancing around, beseeching older men to buy them drinks. Because I was there for that.
P.S. I was the awkward weirdo in the blue hoodie.
The show described above too place in Massachusetts on Tuesday. The show pictured in this post took place place at Glasslands on Monday (9/13), one night earlier. It was Deakin of Animal Collective's first NYC solo show with an assist from current tour/label mate Prince Rama, and Silk Flowers and Amen Dunes.
The trek continues for Prince Rama/Deakin, who play Montreal tonight and scoot across the west coast until the end of September. After that, Prince Rama will then link up with Light Pollution for another tour that kicks off in Chicago in early October before they both play NYC on 10/21 as part of the Carpark/Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase at Cake Shop. More details on that showcase TBA.
It's unclear why the guy from Prince Rama got arrested, but the above account makes at least three times I heard about it.
Prince Rama's new LP, Shadow Temple, is out now via Paw Tracks, dig on one track from the LP, "Lightening Fossil", downloadable above. Light Pollution's new LP, Apparitions, is out now also, and features "Witchcraft" available for download above.
Full tour dates and tons of pics from Glasslands are below...
PRINCE RAMA - 2010 TOUR DATES
09/15 Montreal, QC Il Motore $
09/16 Toronto, ONT Snowball Gallery $
09/17 Chicago, IL Mortville $
09/18 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College Gardner Lounge $
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock $
09/22 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt $
09/23 Seattle, WA Vera Project $
09/24 Olympia, WA Northern $
09/25 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios $
09/27 Oakland, CA The New Parish $
09/28 Brookdale, CA Historic Brookdale Lodge $
09/29 Los Angeles, CA Eagle Rock Center For The Arts $+
October 3rd - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle^
October 4th - St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club^
October 5th - Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar^
October 6th - Denton, TX @ Hailey's *^
October 7th - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *^
October 8th - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds *^
October 9th - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon^
October 10th - Taylor, MS @ Cats Purring Teen Wing^
October 12th - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar^
October 13th - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds^
October 14th - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth^
October 15th - Atlanta, GA @ 529^
October 16th - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone^
October 17th - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506^
October 18th - Washington, DC @ DC9^
October 19th - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie^
October 21st - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Carpark / Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase)^
October 23rd - Allston, MA @ Great Scott^
October 24th - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House^
* = w/ Sleep Over
# = w/ PVT
^ = w/Light Pollution
$ = w/ Deakin
+ = w/ Fennesz
LIGHT POLLUTION - 2010 TOUR DATES
09/23 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09/24 - Champaign, IL - Pygmailon Music Festival
10/25 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
# = w/ PVT