Forecast for the Future

"Every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself. The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact that he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it's too late. 

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not that far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."

- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Sunday, April 13, 2008

UPDATED: More from Deerhunter/Atlas Sound "Secret Show"

[New (better) photos added below, mostly of Knyfe Hyts]

Took lots of photos from Friday night's showplex at the "Market Hotel" in Bushwick proper. This "secret show" was about as ridiculously New York/Burg "cool" as it gets--it was announced only last Friday and tickets were only available for purchase (cash only) from the Cinders art gallery in Williamsburg. Umm. Yeah. Best of all, as it was a "secret show", this meant that not only was it announced late and to little fanfare, but, best of all, the venue was to be a secret as well--we were asked to leave our email addresses at Cinders so the location and time of the show could be sent to us the night of the show via cryptic Todd P message. At 6:00 last night the details were sent to us, including the lineup of Deerhunter (rather than Atlas Sound, other band of lead singer Bradford Cox, as advertised), AIDS Wolf, Knyfe Hyts and another (shitty) band.

Yes, one band was called AIDS Wolf (or, in the words of Todd P "Wolf with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome"). They were, thankfully, as bad as any band called AIDS Wolf should be. The first band was pretty "ungh" but, despite Doorknobs's complaints, I really liked Knyfe Hyts (ex- "Ex Models"). Deerhunter though were truly awesome. In town recording their new album, they came out in essence to play it straight through for an audience. I'd never seen them before or really even heard them--I'd only listened much to the Atlas Sound side project--but they really spoke to me and sounded great.

I'll post pictures of the other bands later, but unfortunately, the battery on the nice camera I was using died after I grabbed two shots of Deerhunter, so I can't retrieve the photos yet, but here's a few of Deerhunter I took on another camera I borrowed.

I've added the photos I took with "my" nice camera so the photos below are a mixture of those I took with that camera and those taken on the second borrowed camera (the last four):


Matt, moments before he sprung from his seat and flipped the table over

Doorknobs wondering whether or not the J train will ever come

The Rings

Second band The Rings, who we could pretty much do without

The Rings guitarist grrrrrrllll pwwwrrrring it

Kynfe Hyts (pron. "Knife Hits")

Knyfe Hyts singer/guitarist/bass player, in full

You know it's good when the heads go back and the guitars go up.

This man has so much hair that Doorknobs thought, from far away, that it was all fake.

Knyfe Hyts brought on this strange English footie hooligan looking "rapper" and coolster companion. Not good.


The makeshift Market Hotel bar--they charged me $1 for a tiny cup of OJ

E-bad and Doorknobs argue over who deserves more the opportunity to stab the singer of AIDS Wolf in the throat with a guitar string

Glitz and Glitter of the rooms of the Market Hotel

The main event: Deerhunter / Atlas Sound

Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, a sight to behold.

Beginning the show with a Pylon cover

[camera change]

Covered in sweat, but wide awake at 3:15 am

That's it for photos, but here's also are a few tracks for you to check out:

Deerhunter - "Calvary Scars (Daytrotter session)"

Atlas Sound - "Activation" [I'm obsessed with this track]

Knyfe Hyts - Running Free (Iron Maiden cover)

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brian said...

do you know the name of the pylon song they played ?

Nihilist Loves Hate, Hates Everything said...

They covered the song "Cool" (check out original here on their myspace:

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