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Ty Segall @ The Bell House 6/25/2015
Ty Segall

There are those that say that a prolific rock guitarist like Ty Segall should never put down the electric. Why would he? But those that cling to this narrow viewpoint, have obviously never seen Ty Segall rock a crowd without the benefit of electric amplification. Turning down the reverb ("my crutch," he joked at the Mercury Lounge during the third and final night of the NYC acoustic run) allows one to truly comprehend Segall's genius. His vocal ableness and range, as well as the nuance of his brainy musical arrangements are readily discernible when the guitar isn't plugged in. And there will always be something so special about die-hard fans being given the opportunity to experience an intimate and laid back evening with their favorite artists. - [Across the Margin]

Ty Segall just played four solo acoustic shows in NYC over the course of three days. We caught him right in the middle -- 6/25 at The Bell House -- where he played some favorites, a few new songs and some covers, including Devo's "Baby's Talkin' Bitches." (He also signed a fan's baseball.) Wand's Cory Hanson, who played an opening set right before (and also played with him at Rough Trade), joined Ty for a few songs as well. Pictures from Ty and Cory's sets are in this post.

Ty and Cory included a cover of Neil Young's "For The Turnstiles" at their Baby's show, and a short video clip of that is below.

Christian Peslak, of Saint Rich and Delicate Steve (and who will play David Johansen on Martin Scorsese's new '70s music biz drama for HBO), opened the night and seranaded one audience member with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright." Pictures from his set are below.


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Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Cory Hanson

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Christian Peslak

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall

Ty Segall