VFW CMJ showcase in pics (Lia Ices, Braids, Lower Dens & more) ++ Neon Indian tonight w/ Prince Rama (win tix)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Lia Ices @ Bowery Ballroom
"The sweetest white lie of the CMJ Music Marathon came from the folky songwriter Lia Ices, leading her band at the Lower East Side club Pianos on Thursday night. While half the crowd chatted indifferently, she sang, "For only you I sing, for only you." Yet Ms. Ices, whose debut album is due in January, was playing CMJ, along with more than 1,000 other groups, for precisely the opposite reason. She was seeking a chance to be heard, sooner or later, by a larger audience." [NY Times]
Neon Indian co-headlined the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars?) Group CMJ showcase at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night, 10/23. After a super long week of shooting day and night, Amanda didn't make it to their midnight set. She did get to the show though and caught openers Braids (6pm), Fake Problems (6:45), Lord Huron (7:30), Lia Ices (8:30), Lower Dens (9:15), and Wild Nothing (10:00). She left before Dom. I also went to the show but got there close to when Neon Indian was finishing (I caught Surfer Blood's entire 1am set).
Did you miss Neon Indian too? The next chance to see them is tonight (10/29), at Brooklyn Bowl where they're playing with the buzz-tacular lineup of Prince Rama and Apache Beat. Tickets are still on sale, and I have a pair you can win.
Details on how you can win, with tonight's flyer (under the pics), and more pictures from the Bowery Ballroom show (sans Neon Indian), below...
THE VFW CMJ SHOWCASE FLYER (the Brooklyn Bowl one is further down the post)
TO WIN TIX TO NEON INDIAN @ BROOKLYN BOWL: Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Neon Indian). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked randomly and contacted ASAP. Good luck!
Neon Indian - 2010 Tour Dates
Fri 10/29/10 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY w/ Prince Rama, Apache Beat
Sun 10/31/10 Moog Fest Asheville NC
Thu 11/04/10 Big Orbit's Soundlab Buffalo NY
Fri 11/05/10 Emerson Suites Ithaca NY