2 posts categorized "deerhoof"


The Pool Party: A Divison of Joy With Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Fang Island, Why? and Pictureplane

Perfect weather, tons of rad kids and a massively major lineup set the stage for the summer's first Pool Party on the Williamsburg Waterfront. While the warm weather season began with queried "will they or won't they" whispers circulating, the season's festivities were announced a few days prior to the initial shindig. First up, was the collection of Pictureplane, Why?, Fang Island, but ultimately the headlining collaboration between Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu, which immediately became a heat-seeking missile of attention warranting.




The supporting acts began the day with an energetic installment of their finest work. From goth'lectro-dance to straight good ol' boy rock, Pictureplane, Why? and Fang Island upped the anticipatory buzz factor before the main music got to gettin'.


With Xiu Xiu's main man Jamie Stewart helming a mash of the two bands, he along with members of Deerhoof, put on a spectacular show in which the collective recreated and covered the entirety of Joy Division's iconic album, Unknown Pleasures. The crowd, a scattering of young admirers of the bands and staunch supporters of the legendary English rock troupe, were treated to a re-imagining of the disc, while paying respect to Curtis, Hook, Morris and Sumner by sticking true to the arrangements that are so beloved.


From She's Lost Control to Disorder, Candidate and every song in between, the stage was full of energy and excitement: a fitting tribute, and an event that was pleasurable on all fronts. You can watch video of Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof performing  Shadowplay below. We'll see you next week on the water!


Full gallery of images from the day can be viewed here.







mp3: Xiu Xiu - Gray Death

mp3: Deerhoof - +81




2010 Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Parties Lineup Announced

For real this time (after the fakery of yesterday). These are the free ones, beasts. You know, the lineup we've been clamoring to get word of for months. Paid events be durned; we like to be the sweatiest of all sweaty monsters at the outdoor space...for the cost of naught!



Rain or shine, the seven free shows take place at the Williamsburg Waterfont on Sunday afternoons beginning on July 11. Soon!


Lineup as below.


July 11
Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu doing Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures // Why? // Fang Island // Pictureplane

July 18
Murder City Devils // Obits // Jeff the Brotherhood // Silverghost

July 25
Cap 'N Jazz // Lightning Bolt // No Age // The Death Set

August 1 
The Pool Parties presents Free Block Party at Brooklyn Bowl 
Lineup TBA

August 8
Cut Copy // Memory Tapes // Restless People // Glasser

August 15
Curated with Doug Defalco
!!! // Lee Fields and the Expressions // The Strange Boys // Future Islands

August 22
Curated by Fools Gold
Chromeo // SECRET GUEST // The Suzan // Telephoned

August 29
SECRET GUEST // SECRET GUEST // Delorean // Dominique Young Unique 




mp3: Dominique Young Unique - The World Is Mine

My Photo


My Other Accounts

Facebook Tumblr Twitter