Sunday’s scheduled free show, bringing the temporarily reunited emo heroes of Cap’n Jazz to the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg for an inspired bill along with No Age, Lightning Bolt, and the Death Set, went from being a pleasant plan to an amazing race: rain forced the relocation of the event to the lanes of Brooklyn Bowl an hour into the show. The Bowl’s just up the street, but it carries only a 700 person cap; the Williamsburg Waterfront, on the other hand, looks at about 7,000. So, lots of sad faces lining Berry St. in Williamsburg, many planning to see the Cap’n were shut out. (Which is a shame — their set at Brooklyn Bowl was fantastic. They repeated it later in the night at a secret-ish show at Maxwell’s in NJ, but that’s not an easy commute for the Williamsburg freeloaders.) Some consolation: The entire Maxwell’s set can be downloaded at NYCTaper. (Do it.) Lightning Bolt, for their part, were the same rush of blistering drumkit gunfire as they were at Pitchfork, where there adrenaline boost was severely needed. As for No Age, they have a new album out on Sub Pop soon, and I’ll assume they performed from it at their BKLYN Bowl set (I missed it) and again at a secret show at Death By Audio at 1AM that night. Yes, No Age also played a secret show, in a small room, after playing a free show earlier in the day. Brooklyn is a really nice place to spend Sundays. If you like fun things, anyway.
These are coming a day late, but still — check these photos by Chris Person, and these videos by Gary Canino (thanks for the Twitter tip, dude).
Cap’n Jazz – “Basil’s Kite”
No Age – “Teen Creeps”