Flipper, Moby & Steve Buscemi @ Stereo, NYC | pics
Last night (september 19, 2006) after the early Emily Haines show I ran over to Stereo (formerly Coral Room) to catch Flipper at the "American Hardcore" movie premiere party. I wasn't sure what type of crowd to expect, so was happy to see a line outside that looked a lot like the one outside Gorilla Biscuits' recent CBGB show. Flipper were amazing, and I'm so happy to have caught them after missing all the other shows they played over the last year. Their age, enthusiasm, and heart-pounding songs reminded me of seeing Gang of Four.
I didn't actually see the "American Hardcore" movie, but someone told me there's a scene where Flipper's Bruce Loose denies Moby's involvement with the band. That's humorously followed by a clip of Moby claiming to have played with Flipper. So after seeing Moby at the bar earlier, it was no surprise that he would be the special guest joining Flipper on stage during their approximately 30-minute set (what else is new).
Joly wrote in the comments:
At the afterparty, sponsored by Vans and Dos Equis, there was no free champers, but there was free beer. Flipper played and were joined by Moby (!) on bass for Sex Bomb. He wouldn't stop playing and had to be thrown off stage by the band so they could get on with the next song.
Steve Buscemi was there with his Brooklyn musician son Lucian and Lucian's two friends. Though standing pretty close to Steve in the mostly-non-existent pit, I wouldn't have left the show with an actual picture of him, so thanks Bruce Loose for jumping into the crowd and creating the perfect opportunity.
After the show Bruce went on a rant about our rights, and not being able to smoke inside. Someone yelled out something about hippies that Bruce mistook for someone calling HIM a hippie. Ends up the yeller was none-other than Brooklyn Ski Club Matt.
After this show I ran down to Club Midway to catch the Klaxons and now I'm very, very tired.