I don’t really have a name for the show I put on last Saturday so you get a very uncreative post title. I think I have talked enough about what was going on with the show, but if you need a refresher, click here.
As far as how the show went, it was amazing. Four great bands played and it was packed the whole time. It was completely full of people from 10:15 until 3, but a lot of us were still there at 5am. Kingdom is a brand new spot so we had a scare when their PA satrted smoking, but they somehow managed to get a new one and Great Tiger was ready to play by 10.
Great Tiger plays crazy electronic beats with vocoded robot vocals that got everyone dancing. It was early but by the time they they finished their set and came out into the crowd to rock people’s faces everyone was grooving pretty hard.
After that Theodore Grimm took the stage. They brought a ton of kids with them from Jersey and made those kids glad they came. The Grimms are the least dancy, most like a real band of the four acts, but the kids ate them up and they all stuck around to see the other bands.
My boy Teddy Blanks came on next and played probably the best set I have seen him do as a solo performer. He told me it was his favorite show yet so that means a lot. He got everyone dancing and I had a bunch of people talk to me about how awesome he was. I was really glad some of my friends finally got to see him do his thing.
Finally Gang ended out the night. They had the trickiest sound and I was running the board and I have no idea what I am doing so their first two songs were a disaster, but when I finally figured out what was going on they started fucking people up left and right. Their set was tight, people were dancing like crazy and when they ended with a cover of Rage’s Killing In The Name Of, people lost it and started moshing. I was pretty sure something was going to get destroyed, but everything was cool and it was a perfect end to the night.
Shout outs of course to Sean Motherfucking Roberts who spun between all the bands to keep everyone dancing and stayed after DJing until everyone had left. At one point at 3:45 when there was only a handfull of us left he was killing it so hard that he brought in a group of 10 people off the street who figured there was big party. The look on their faces was great when they saw about 10 people sitting at bar talking.
The show was great, I got to pay all the bands and a few hundred people got to check out Kingdom. You should check it out for yourself soon. It’s a great spot with awesome owners and it’s right next to a San Loco. It’s on N. 4th and Bedford in Williamsburg. Look into it. Tell ‘em I sent you.
Anyway, I don’t have much more to say, but thanks to everyone who helped make the show awesome and thanks to all my friends for coming out. I am so glad I could put on something this awesome for these bands. Everyone needs to see these guys.
Because I was doing 100 things at once, I took really awful photos, but at least you can get the idea of what the show was all about. Click here to see all the pictures from the first DBB Presents show at Kingdom.