Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pool Party Wrap

bright sunshiney day in Brooklyn last Sunday at the majestic McCarren Pool. i mistakenly claimed it to be our first public show (as opposed to a show we did a Pratt mid-90's) ever in Brooklyn, forgetting that yes, Coney Island (site of the Siren Festival we played a few years ago) is still in Brooklyn on most maps. +/- sounded great, Oakley Hall were massive, and both made great music to slip n'slide to. the day itself was so damn much fun that by the time we played our 4-yr old (who was tossed onto the slip n slide many times and oddly entranced by the air-filled helio advertising guys) couldn't take anymore fun and passed out during our set. some songs based on our "90's Chapel Hill sound" and "grunge pop" and "drawing heavily on Alternative Rock":

driveway to driveway, animated airplanes, package thief, seed toss, untied, misfits & mistakes, so convinced, european medicine, sick to move, kicked in, hellow hawk, punch me harder, slack. encore: throwing things, hyper enough, precision.

some links:
New York Magazine video blog
Franchise Player
The Pool Parties photo gallery
NY Press
Brooklyn Daily Eagle gets wrong the name of our most famous song and
the LA Record covers Crazy Tony but doesn't understand why people are into superchunk -- "Pavement, maybe, but Superchunk?" i know where you're coming from, girlfriend.

good times...


Blogger Derick said...

Ha! For a split second there my mind went to "Smack My Bitch Up" . . . you know, that classic Superchunk tune! Nice work, Brooklyn Daily Eagle.


1:03 PM  
Blogger Tatti said...

I hate myself because i couldn´t afford to go see you play in Gothenburg som ten years ago. Any chance you´ll come play hear soon? I live hear now so I should afford it now. I´m having a few beers and i´m going through my Superchunk and Portastatic records. Pure love./ Daniel.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Great show on Sunday, Mac. Loved every second of seeing you guys on stage.

One note about Crazy Tony, though. In the past he's merely been a bit of a lone annoyance to deal with in the crowd. On Sunday, though, he brought a gang of crazies with him who made it quite unpleasant to try to watch our beloved 'Chunk. The dudes have got to chill.

5:48 PM  
Blogger deia said...

superchunk and portastatic do so good to me, Mac.
Tomorrow I'll go through this surgery and I put only superchunk and portastatic songs in my mp3 player: i believe that's what i want to hear after a i wake up from the anesthesia.

Cheers and keep the good job
(and maybe, who knows, a south america tour)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Wonderful show as always. Good to see a bit of home here in NYC.

Some photos here; more coming soon!

3:50 PM  
Blogger hookfinger said...

I have to disagree with steve. Tony and his buddies enthusiam is infectious. Everytime they started dancing around it brought a huge grin to my face. And unlike some indoor shows, there was plenty of room to move out of the way. Nothing wrong with dancing to 'Chunk.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Steve said...


You clearly weren't one of the many people who Tony et al slammed into and pushed from where they were standing. I wasn't either, thankfully, but they pissed a bunch of people off.

10:37 PM  

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