Fat White Family played Bowery Ballroom naked, playing CMJ w/ Bo Ningen, Wytches & more ++ new single stream
by Bill Pearis
Fat White Family @ Bowery Ballroom 10/18/2014 (photo via @alexandra_rossi)
Debaucherous UK band Fat White Family were in NYC over the weekend, playing Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night (10/18). Lias Saoudi, the band's frontman, has a reputation for shedding clothing at shows and spent most of the Bowery set fully exposed. (Seen and called, Connan.) Did you go? How was the show, apart from being in-the-raw and in-your-face? The band were supposed to do an ultra-late-night set at Baby's All Right but it ended up not happening.
Fat White Family will be back in NYC this week for CMJ, having been added to the NME showcase at Glasslands on Wednesday (10/22) with Public Access TV, Bo Ningen, Twin Peaks, Happyness, The Wytches, and Girlpool. That's a pretty great show and tickets are still available. You can get in with a CMJ badge too (based on capacity).
Meanwhile, Fat White Family, whose sound owes more than a little to The Fall, have a new single that tips their hat to that band's famous frontman. You can stream "I Am Mark E Smith," and check out a few more in flagrante (NSFW) instagrams from FWF's Bowery show, below...
100% naked 75% of the show. #fatwhitefamily
Fat White Family last night at Bowery Ballroom. This is the last picture I took before the underwear came off. #fatwhitefamily #🍌
Touch the leather leather @nicolenapolitano_ @lu_read
#fatwhitefamily were tops tonight at the Bowery ballroom
Bazi inanilmaz iyi konserler -> #fatwhitefamily
SETLIST: Fat White Family @ Bowery Ballroom, 10/18/2014
Is It Raining In Your Mouth?
I Am Mark E. Smith
Touch the Leather
Heaven on Earth
Wet Hot Beef
Cream of the Young
Wild American Prairie
Garden of the Numb