Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Walkmen @ Bowery Ballroom 8/19/08

"Tuesday night's second sold out Walkmen's show at the Bowery Ballroom restored my faith in music... A bold statement and perhaps I'm biased (Pussy Cat's is in my top 10 albums of forever)... but I think You and Me will easily make the top albums of '08 lists across the board. Live, Hamilton Leithauser's (greatest name ever) vocals killed, even when he was almost shouting. The energy was high, the horns were an amazing addition, and the songs (old and new) have never sounded so good. FYI... The White Rabbits, dressed like they were off for a yachting excursion, were also in attendance. They are apparently working on a follow up to last year's Fort Nightly."
-Karp - Stark guest contributor and photographer


Anonymous said...

is that Chris Martin?

karp said...

ha! no but i suppose he does look a little like chris in these pictures... but he's much taller and doesn't wear the same dusty coat at every show.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a great show. I am not as blown away as everyone else is by the new record. There. I said it.