the Big Pink played Bowery & MHOW w/ Crystal Antlers (pics), touring in 2010 w/ A Place to Bury Strangers (dates)
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
"We missed the [Big Pink]'s New York debut last June but made sure to be front and center for the first of the two New York stops on their current North American tour at Bowery Ballroom last Thursday night. California's Crystal Antlers added an extra psychedelic garage twist to the night, with their supporting set at 10PM.
Shortly after Crystal Antlers left the stage, preparations were made with stage hands carrying fog juice, strobe lights and spraying aerosol cans before the lights dimmed at 11PM. The 9-song set kicked off amid a foggy strobe-light attack with Too Young to Love and hit it's high notes mid-set with Velvet and Crystal Visions before closing with an epic drum smashing sing-a-long for Dominos.
Unlike what was going on in the audience, The Big Pink's live set was a refreshing and straight-forward performance with very little banter. We left Bowery Ballroom very pleased with the live translation and stage presence from the duo and their supporting band members. The set could have been a bit longer with possibly a few covers but maybe next time!" [Tastes Like Caramel]
That review comes from Thursday's Bowery Ballroom show. The tour ended at Music Hall of Williamsburg one night later. The pictures in this post are from that last one (though we missed Von Haze who opened both nights). How were the shows?
Crystal Antlers are still on the road, and it was just announced that the Big Pink will be back to tour North America again in March with support from A Place to Bury Strangers. That new tour hits Webster Hall on March 30th (tickets on sale soon) and the smaller Maxwell's in Hoboken two days before that (on March 28th) (tickets on sale Friday). All dates and more pictures from the Brooklyn show, below...
The Big Pink & A Place to Bury Strangers - 2010 Tour Dates
3/10 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall
3/12 Seattle WA Neumos
3/13 Vancouver BC Venue
3/14 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
3/18 Minneapolis MN First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
3/19 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom
3/20 Chicago IL Metro
3/22 Newport KY Southgate House
3/23 Cleveland OH Grop Shop
3/24 Toronto ON The Mod Club
3/26 Montreal QC Cabaret Du Musee
3/27 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club
3/28 Hoboken NJ Maxwell's
3/30 New York NY Webster Hall
3/31 Philadelphia PA Theatre of the Living Arts
4/01 Baltimore MD Ram's Head Live!
4/02 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle
4/03 Atlanta GA The Masquerade
4/05 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder
4/07 Houston TX Warehouse Live
4/08 Austin TX The Parish
4/09 Dallas TX Granada Theater
4/10 Lawrence KS The Bottleneck
4/11 Denver CO Bluebird Theater
4/12 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge
4/14 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room
4/15 San Diego CA The Casbah