Pond killed it at SXSW, touring with Oberhofer, in NYC now (Hotel Vegan pics & video, NYC afterparty info)
photos by Amanda Hatfield & others
Pond @ Hotel Vegan on Saturday
Australian band Pond (not to be confused with Portland band Pond), who include two members of Tame Impala, just hit SXSW and are now on tour with Oberhofer. That tour arrives at Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (3/21) for what will be Pond's first-ever NYC show (at a venue Tame Impala have headlined and sold out). Tickets are still on sale, so go out and give them a proper welcome (and then stick around for Oberhofer too). Afterwards head to Tribeca Grand for the afterparty. Flyer, details and more tour dates below.
I caught Pond once in Austin, at our own show at Hotel Vegan, and it was one of the most memorable of the week, in part from the performance, and in part from all the fun everyone/friends around me were having as the band rocked the intimate and packed Volstead space on Saturday afternoon.
Stereogum posted some SXSW awards, and Pond won for...
BEST BARE FEET: Nick "Paisley Adams" Allbrook, the perpetually shoe-bereft bassist for Tame Impala, who was recast this week as the perpetually shoe-bereft livewire frontman for Australian classic riff-rock vamp band/Tame Impala spinoff POND. What he lacks in shoes he makes up in HEART (and amphetamine-y spasms and contortions). -Amrit
Some pictures and videos from our Hotel Vegan show, and a video from another show, are in this post (a full stream of their set at Hype Hotel can be watched HERE, but the audio sucks). More pics and videos, with the other stuff, below...
POND @ HOTEL VEGAN....
photo by Hessie...
photos by Amanda Hatfield....
Pond are playing at Bowery Ballroom this evening with Oberhofer. It will be their first ever New York show, and comes after a killer SXSW for the band last week. We're throwing them an afterparty to celebrate, from 11pm-3am tomorrow evening in the Church Bar at Tribeca Grand. DJ sets by Pond, Oberhofer, and Patrik North (Modular).
We'd love to see you there. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POND Live @ Maggie Mae's in Austin, TX SXSW 2012
Pond -- 2012 Tour Dates
* with Oberhofer
Wed March 21st || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY *
Thurs March 22nd || Brighton Music Hall || Boston, MA *
Fri March 23rd || Casa Del Popolo || Montreal, QC *
Sat March 24th || Cafe Dekcuf || Ottowa, ON *
Sun March 25th || The Drake Hotel || Toronto, ON *
Tues March 27th || Lincoln Hall || Chicago, IL *
Wed March 28th || Taylor University || Upland, IN *
Fri March 30th || Cactus Club || Milwaukee, WI *
Sat March 31st || The Maintenance Shop || Ames, IA *
Mon April 2nd || 7th Street Entry || Minneapolis, MN *
Wed April 4th || A Club || Spokane, WA *
Thurs April 5th || Sunset Tavern || Seattle, WA *
Fri April 6th || The Biltmore Cabaret || Vancouver, BC *
Sat April 7th || Jinx Art Space || Bellingham, WA *
Sun April 8th || Squeak & Squawk Music || Tacoma, WA *
Mon April 9th || Mississippi Studios || Portland, OR *
Wed April 11th || Rickshaw Stop || San Francisco, CA *
Fri April 13th || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA
* with Oberhofer
Oberhofer -- 2012 Tour Dates
* with Pond
3/21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY *
3/22 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA *
3/23 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC *
3/24 - Cafe Dekcuf - Ottawa, ON *
3/25 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON *
3/27 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL *
3/28 - Taylor University Student Union - Upland, IN *
3/29 - Mission Creek Festival - Iowa City, IA
3/30 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI *
3/31 - Maintenance Shop - Ames, IA *
4/02 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN *
4/04 - A Club - Spokane, WA *
4/05 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA *
4/06 - The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC *
4/07 - Jinx Arts Space - Bellingham, WA *
4/08 - Squeak & Squeak Music Festival - Tacoma, WA
4/09 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR *
4/11 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA *
4/15 - Coachella - Indio, CA
4/22 - Coachella - Indio, CA
4/25 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
4/26 - Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
4/27 - The Luminary Center for the Arts - St. Louis, MO
4/28 - MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
4/29 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
4/30 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
5/01 - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA
* with Pond