All the Saints (by Kyle Dean Reinford)
All the Saints

"After Wye Oak I made my to the Bowery ballroom where a band called All the Saints played as one of the tightest bands of the week. They were an undoubtedly talented trio, however, there was nothing to really draw you in the way that Wye Oak or other bands had throughout the week." [kevchino @ a different ATS show]

Starfucker (by Chris La Putt)
Starfucker

"Starfucker was my "surprise" band for CMJ. I hadn't really intended to catch them, but they surprised me in their gravitas and their energy. All too often lo-fi also means low-impact, low fiber, and low-milage. Starfucker attacked the crowd, distributing nerd-glasses and their strange brand of man-boy love. Their shameless affection was devoured and rows of ironic ballcaps bobbed bounced and gyrated while new fans gripped fresh copies of Starfuckers Burning Up pink 7-inch in their sweaty hands. They are undoubtedly the best band ever to be named after an obscure censored Rolling Stones song." [Stranded in Stereo at another SF show]

Though seeing parts of both All the Saints and Starfucker required running up and down Knitting Factory's two flights of stairs, they, combined, were a great way to kick off the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday (10/25). Starfucker was especially a good intro for the dancier portion of the day that climaxed with an excellent set by Little Boots. More pictures of the first two bands on the Saturday bill, below...

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

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All the Saints (in the Old Office)...

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Starfucker (on the main stage)...

Photos by Chris La Putt

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

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