Fischerspooner debuted over-the-top new live show @ Brooklyn Steel (pics)
Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner got a hero's welcome Friday night in New York City. For their first headlining concert in years, this time to promote upcoming album Sir, the electroclash duo known as Fischerspooner, downtown New York fixtures now for—gasp—nearly two decades, pulled out all the stops at Brooklyn Steel for an unapologetically queer and uplifting show that recalled the carefree exuberance of the early aughts. Spooner, with his He-Man meets Peter Berlin hair and rapidly disappearing wardrobe, shimmied and turbocharged through new and old crowd-pleasers while flanked by the best back-up and go go dancers this side of a wild night in the East Village. - [W Magazine]
With new album Sir due out soon, Fischerspooner reemerged to live performance -- after nearly a decade away -- at NYC's Brooklyn Steel on Friday (10/26). It was a full-blown spectacle, with a bevvy of backup dancers, protest signs like "IVANKA TRUMP QUEER BASHER" and "RACISM IS AN LGBTQ ISSUE," and Chairlift's Caroline Polachek in tow. Michael Stipe, who coproduced Sir, was in the house but didn't take the stage. Pictures from the show, including a few from openers The Carry Nation, are in the gallery above.
Sir was originally supposed to be out September 22 but will now be out in early 2018. You can check out new single "Togetherness," featuring Caroline Polachek (and mixed by Stuart White), below.
photos by Ryan Muir