truly moving, simple outstanding. go and see
It seemed bizzare to me that no one else noticed/thought it was odd that the keyboard player also sang and played harmonica on the first two songs while lead singer Alex Ebert sat in the middle of the stage looking like a bobble head. After they left the stage for their "break", there was a flurry of activity among the security team including some flashlight signal. Suddenly a ferry pulled in and then left within a couple of minutes...
I've been to enough shows and seen enough "Behind the Music" to be reasonably sure at that point they had just taken the band off the island to deal with the bad trip Ebert was clearly experiencing. 45 min later my flirty friend buddied up to the guard by our table and asked what the deal was. He advised we start lining up for the boat. Total bummer.
Then suddenly guitars were strapped back on and the troupe, including Ebert, rambled out on stage and broke into 'Janglin'.
True, they were mostly a hot mess with lots of lurching around stage and mumbling. But they still rocked and it was an alltogether pretty rad experience (Governors Island is an amazing place to see a show even despite the terrible sound). It felt like the 60's all over again (not that I know first hand what it was like the first time, but I've seen Woodstock).
This band is really taking their Merry Pranksters revival seriously and doing a pretty rock and roll job of it.
amazing times and a beautiful location. the band captured much of the nuance of production effects from their recording. the unexpected 30 minute break may have been forgiven by the impatient Facebook-generation audience had most of them stayed past 11pm. the peaceful seated encore for "Brother" was an unusual, amazing, and very personal experience -- come back to our town any time Edward Sharpe & Co.!
a thirty something minute break after 3 songs without any explanation was annoying. the sound was terrible to start, which may explain the break, and while it improved upon the band's return to stage, it was hard to enjoy and get over my annoyance with the unexplained disappearance.
Is this happening rain or shine?? Or post-rain/soggy ground or shine?
Forget Siren Fest, I'm going to see Average Girl. They sing about dating zombies.
Daniel Carter played with Sawyer/Yeh, and joined Notekillers for encore. Noveller played with Nancy Garcia on some songs. Sound guy paid tribute to Dennis Hopper (who died earlier in the day) by playing the Heineken clip on PA.
I really enjoyed this show, especially Erin Goldberger's photos depicting "The Art of Conversation." She really captures in a whimsical way how conversation is becoming a lost art!
The zingmagazine reading room is killer. It has every magazine that was ever published by Dikeou for viewers to examine, and really gives a terrific insight to what has been going on in the art world in the last 15 years. Plus a great mix of both new an old pieces, by Dikeou. Definitely check it out.
It's an awesome show, you can even clock in the time you spend there, see someone using the facilities, and much much more.
Great show. Gringo Star rocks.
This is a must-see! The NY Times reviewer should have asked for a guide as it seemed to be over her heard. Spent most of Sunday there and will be going back.
Repetition of the repeated "performances" of the death visuals can only make this must-see exhibit even more mind-expanding. Brilliant work by the Curators, and the exhibit book, while a bit pricey, seems to be equally mind-expanding, and I am only through the first Chapter.
I was mesmerized!
this is not for everyone: it's not ordinary music, lots of weird sounds and images (magic tricks, air drumming). but it's hilarious, bizarre, and entertaining. lots of crazy quotes that sound like they were taken from all over. if you like to see things that you've never seen before, all really carefully put together following a logic that you can't quite make out, then you should see this opera.
Yellow Fewer won.
Security pulled the plug before the encore because there was too much moshing.
1. Two of the best bands in Brooklyn.
2. Some girl offered to arm wrestle me for my spot by the stage.
3. $4 Brooklyn bottles, with half the money going to City Reliquary.
1. Thurston Moore/ Kim Gordon singing opening verse on Give Peace a Chance
2. Everybody singing Happy Birthday for Yoko
3. Mulberry with FLY - Mirror/Dash and Yoko
Good paintings, bad setting.
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